And the officers of the children of Israel, which Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, Wherefore have ye not fulfilled your task in making brick both yesterday and to day, as heretofore?
Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.
Then came the same Sheshbazzar, and laid the foundation of the house of God which is in Jerusalem: and since that time even until now hath it been in building, and yet it is not finished.
Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.