The officers of the children of Israel, whom Pharaoh's taskmasters had set over them, were beaten, and demanded, "Why haven't you fulfilled your quota both yesterday and today, in making brick as before?"
Wake up, and keep the things that remain, which you were about to throw away, for I have found no works of yours perfected before my God.
Then the same Sheshbazzar came, and laid the foundations of the house of God which is in Jerusalem: and since that time even until now has it been in building, and yet it is not completed.
Or perhaps, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, everyone who sees begins to mock him, saying, 'This man began to build, and wasn't able to finish.'
saying, 'This man began to build, and wasn't able to finish.'
In the fourth generation they will come here again, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet full."