Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible




O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, how shall I entreat thee? Seeing your love is like a morning cloud, and like a dew that goeth early away.

They bend their tongues like bows, to shoot out lies: As for the truth, they may nothing away with all in the world. For they go from one wickedness to another, and hold nothing of me, sayeth the LORD.

Their heart is divided, therefore will they be destroyed. The LORD shall break down their Images, he shall destroy their altars.


For they stand not in the gaps, neither made they a hedge for the house of Israel, that men might abide the peril in the day of the LORD.

How should I circumcise thine heart, sayeth the LORD God, seeing thou doest all these things, thou precious whore?

"Thus speaketh the LORD of Hosts, and sayeth, 'This people doth say: The time is not yet come to build up the LORD's house.'"

"Ye yourselves can find time to dwell in sealed houses: and shall this house lie waste? Consider now your own ways in your hearts, sayeth the LORD of Hosts. Ye sow much, but ye bring little in; Ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled; ye deck yourselves, but ye are not warm; and he that earneth any wage, putteth it in a broken purse. read more.
Thus sayeth the LORD of Hosts: Consider your own ways in your hearts, get you up to the mountain, fetch wood, and build up the house: that it may be acceptable unto me, and that I may show mine honour, sayeth the LORD. 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. Wherefore the heaven is forbidden to give you any dew, and the earth is forbidden to give you increase. I have called for a drought, both upon the land and upon the mountains, upon corn, upon wine, and upon oil, upon everything that the ground bringeth forth, upon men and upon cattle, yea and upon all handy labour."

And now, I pray you, consider from this day forth, and how it hath gone with you afore - before there was laid one stone upon another in the temple of the LORD - that when ye came to a corn heap of twenty bushels, there were scarce ten: and that when ye came to the wine press for to pour out fifty pots of wine, there were scarce twenty.

Be awake, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die. For I have not found thy works perfect before God.

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot. I would thou were cold or hot. So then, because thou art between both, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth:


Ye sow much, but ye bring little in; Ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled; ye deck yourselves, but ye are not warm; and he that earneth any wage, putteth it in a broken purse.

"Thus speaketh the LORD of Hosts, and sayeth, 'This people doth say: The time is not yet come to build up the LORD's house.'"


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.


But when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the LORD God of Israel,

And the Elders of the Jews builded, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo: and they builded, and laid up the foundation, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and after the commandment of Cyrus, Darius, and Artaxerxes, kings of Persia.

Praised be the LORD God of our fathers, which hath so inspired the king's heart, to garnish the house of God at Jerusalem:

"Thus speaketh the LORD of Hosts, and sayeth, 'This people doth say: The time is not yet come to build up the LORD's house.'"

And certain of the chief fathers, when they came to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, they offered willingly unto the house of God, that it should be set in his place;

I have commanded also, what shall be done to the Elders of Judah for the building of the house of God, that there shall diligently be taken of the king's goods, even of the rents beyond the water, and given unto the men, and that they be not hindered.

and all the silver and gold that thou canst find in all the country of Babylon; with it that the people and priests give of their own good will unto the house of God at Jerusalem.


"Thus sayeth the LORD of Hosts: let your hands be strong, ye that now hear these words by the mouth of the prophets which be in these days that the foundation is laid upon the LORD of Hosts' house, that the temple may be builded.

Then ceased the work of the house of God at Jerusalem, and continued so unto the second year of Darius king of Persia.

"Thus speaketh the LORD of Hosts, and sayeth, 'This people doth say: The time is not yet come to build up the LORD's house.'" Then spake the LORD by the Prophet Haggai, and said, "Ye yourselves can find time to dwell in sealed houses: and shall this house lie waste? read more.
Consider now your own ways in your hearts, sayeth the LORD of Hosts. Ye sow much, but ye bring little in; Ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled; ye deck yourselves, but ye are not warm; and he that earneth any wage, putteth it in a broken purse. Thus sayeth the LORD of Hosts: Consider your own ways in your hearts, get you up to the mountain, fetch wood, and build up the house: that it may be acceptable unto me, and that I may show mine honour, sayeth the LORD. 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.

And now, I pray you, consider from this day forth, and how it hath gone with you afore - before there was laid one stone upon another in the temple of the LORD -


In the second year of king Darius, in the sixth month, the first day of the month, came the word of the LORD by the Prophet Haggai, unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel the prince of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jozadak the high priest, saying, "Thus speaketh the LORD of Hosts, and sayeth, 'This people doth say: The time is not yet come to build up the LORD's house.'" Then spake the LORD by the Prophet Haggai, and said, read more.
"Ye yourselves can find time to dwell in sealed houses: and shall this house lie waste? Consider now your own ways in your hearts, sayeth the LORD of Hosts.


But when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity builded the temple unto the LORD God of Israel,

And the Elders of the Jews builded, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo: and they builded, and laid up the foundation, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and after the commandment of Cyrus, Darius, and Artaxerxes, kings of Persia.

Praised be the LORD God of our fathers, which hath so inspired the king's heart, to garnish the house of God at Jerusalem:

"Thus speaketh the LORD of Hosts, and sayeth, 'This people doth say: The time is not yet come to build up the LORD's house.'"

And certain of the chief fathers, when they came to the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, they offered willingly unto the house of God, that it should be set in his place;

I have commanded also, what shall be done to the Elders of Judah for the building of the house of God, that there shall diligently be taken of the king's goods, even of the rents beyond the water, and given unto the men, and that they be not hindered.

and all the silver and gold that thou canst find in all the country of Babylon; with it that the people and priests give of their own good will unto the house of God at Jerusalem.