Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Ye looked for much, and behold it was little; and when ye brought it home, I blew upon it. Wherefore? saith Jehovah of hosts. Because of my house that lieth waste, whilst ye run every man to his own house.

New American Standard Bible

You look for much, but behold, it comes to little; when you bring it home, I blow it away. Why?” declares the Lord of hosts, “Because of My house which lies desolate, while each of you runs to his own house.

King James Version

Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.

Holman Bible

“You expected much, but then it amounted to little. When you brought the harvest to your house, I ruined it. Why?” This is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts. “Because My house still lies in ruins, while each of you is busy with his own house.

International Standard Version

"You turned away in pursuit of abundance, but look at how little you found! What you did manage to bring home, I blew away! And why?' declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. "It's because of my house! It lies in ruins while each of you runs off to his own house!

A Conservative Version

Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little, and when ye brought it home, I blew upon it. Why? says LORD of hosts. Because of my house that lays waste while ye run each man to his own house.

American Standard Version

Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith Jehovah of hosts. Because of my house that lieth waste, while ye run every man to his own house.

Amplified

You look for much [harvest], but it comes to little; and even when you bring that home, I blow it away. Why?” says the Lord of hosts. “Because of My house, which lies in ruins while each of you runs to his own house [eager to enjoy it].

Bible in Basic English

You were looking for much, and it came to little; and when you got it into your house, I took it away with a breath. Why? says the Lord of armies. Because of my house which is a waste, while every man takes care of the house which is his.

Julia Smith Translation

Looking for much, and behold, to little; and ye brought to the house and I blew upon it For what? says Jehovah of armies. Because of mine house that it was laid waste, and ye run each to his house.

King James 2000

You looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when you brought it home, I did blow it away. Why? says the LORD of hosts. Because of my house that is in ruins, and you run every man unto his own house.

Lexham Expanded Bible

'You have looked for much, and look! [It came] to little; and [when] you brought [it] home, I blew it [away]. Why?' {declares} Yahweh of hosts. 'Because my house [is] desolate and you [are] running each to your own house!

Modern King James verseion

You looked for much, and behold, little! And when you brought it home, then I blew on it. Why, says Jehovah of Hosts? Because of My House that is waste, and you, each man runs to his own house.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ye looked for much, and lo it is come to little: and though ye bring it home, yet do I blow it away. And why so, sayeth the LORD of Hosts? Even because that my house lieth so waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.

NET Bible

You expected a large harvest, but instead there was little, and when you brought it home it disappeared right away. Why?' asks the Lord who rules over all. 'Because my temple remains in ruins, thanks to each of you favoring his own house!

New Heart English Bible

"You looked for much, and, behold, it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why?" says the LORD of hosts, "Because of my house that lies waste, while each of you is busy with his own house.

The Emphasized Bible

When ye looked for much, then lo! it came to little, when ye brought it home, then I did blow into it, - Because of what? Demandeth Yahweh of hosts, Because of my house, the which is in ruins, while ye keep running every man to his own house.

Webster

Ye looked for much, and lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of my house that is waste, and ye run every man to his own house.

World English Bible

"You looked for much, and, behold, it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why?" says Yahweh of Armies, "Because of my house that lies waste, while each of you is busy with his own house.

Youngs Literal Translation

Looking for much, and lo, little, And ye brought it home, and I blew on it, Wherefore? -- an affirmation of Jehovah of Hosts, Because of My house that is waste, And ye are running -- each to his house,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Ye looked
פּנה 
Panah 
Usage: 134

and, lo, it came to little
מעט מעט 
M@`at 
Usage: 101

and when ye brought

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

it home
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

I did blow
נפח 
Naphach 
Usage: 12

upon it. Why saith
נאם 
N@'um 
Usage: 376

the Lord

Usage: 0

of hosts
צבאה צבא 
Tsaba' 
Usage: 483

יען 
Ya`an 
Usage: 96

of mine house
בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

that is waste
חרב 
Chareb 
Usage: 10

and ye run
רוּץ 
Ruwts 
Usage: 103

אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

References

Context Readings

The Temple Lies In Ruins

8 Go up to the mountain and bring wood, and build the house, and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith Jehovah. 9 Ye looked for much, and behold it was little; and when ye brought it home, I blew upon it. Wherefore? saith Jehovah of hosts. Because of my house that lieth waste, whilst ye run every man to his own house. 10 Therefore over you the heavens withhold their dew, and the earth withholdeth its fruit.


Cross References

Haggai 1:4

Is it time for you that ye should dwell in your wainscoted houses, while this house lieth waste?

Isaiah 40:7

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, for the breath of Jehovah bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

Haggai 1:6

Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but are not satisfied; ye drink, but are not filled with drink; ye clothe yourselves, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages for a bag with holes.

Joshua 7:10-15

And Jehovah said to Joshua, Rise up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face?

2 Samuel 21:1

And there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of Jehovah. And Jehovah said, It is for Saul, and for his house of blood, because he slew the Gibeonites.

2 Samuel 22:16

And the beds of the sea were seen, The foundations of the world were uncovered At the rebuke of Jehovah, At the blast of the breath of his nostrils.

2 Kings 19:7

Behold, I will put a spirit into him, and he shall hear tidings, and shall return to his own land; and I will make him to fall by the sword in his own land.

Job 10:2

I will say unto +God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou strivest with me.

Psalm 77:5-10

I consider the days of old, the years of ancient times.

Isaiah 17:10-11

For thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength; therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plantations, and shalt set them with foreign slips:

Haggai 2:16-17

before those days were, when one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were but ten; when one came to the vat to draw out fifty press-measures, there were but twenty.

Malachi 2:2

If ye do not hear, and if ye do not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith Jehovah of hosts, I will even send the curse among you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have already cursed them, because ye do not lay it to heart.

Malachi 3:8-11

Will a man rob God? But ye rob me. And ye say, Wherein do we rob thee? In tithes and heave-offerings.

Matthew 10:37-38

He who loves father or mother above me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter above me is not worthy of me.

1 Corinthians 11:30-32

On this account many among you are weak and infirm, and a good many are fallen asleep.

Revelation 2:4

but I have against thee, that thou hast left thy first love.

Revelation 3:19

I rebuke and discipline as many as I love; be zealous therefore and repent.

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