Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the LORD's house should be built.
Treasury of Scripture
Numbers 13:31 But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.
Ezra 4:23,24 Now when the copy of king Artaxerxes' letter was read before Rehum, and Shimshai the scribe, and their companions...
Ezra 5:1,2 Then the prophets, Haggai the prophet, and Zechariah the son of Iddo...
Nehemiah 4:10 And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish...
Proverbs 22:13 The slothful man said, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.
Proverbs 26:13-16 The slothful man said, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets...
Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare: but whoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave...
Ecclesiastes 11:4 He that observes the wind shall not sow; and he that regards the clouds shall not reap.
Songs 5:2,3 I sleep, but my heart wakes: it is the voice of my beloved that knocks, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love...
ContextA Call to Rebuild the Temple
1In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying, 2Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the LORD's house should be built. 3Then came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying, 4Is it time for you, O you, to dwell in your paneled houses, and this house lie waste? 5Now therefore thus said the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. 6You have sown much, and bring in little; you eat, but you have not enough; you drink, but you are not filled with drink; you clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earns wages earns wages to put it into a bag with holes. 7Thus said the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. 8Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, said the LORD. 9You looked for much, and, see it came to little; and when you brought it home, I did blow on it. Why? said the LORD of hosts. Because of my house that is waste, and you run every man to his own house. 10Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed from her fruit. 11And I called for a drought on the land, and on the mountains, and on the corn, and on the new wine, and on the oil, and on that which the ground brings forth, and on men, and on cattle, and on all the labor of the hands.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Thus speaketh Jehovah of hosts, saying, This people say, It is not the time for us to come, the time for Jehovah's house to be built.
Thus saith the Lord of hosts, saying: This people saith: The time is not yet come for building the house of the Lord.
Darby Bible Translation
Thus speaketh Jehovah of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that Jehovah's house should be built.
King James Bible
Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the LORD'S house should be built.
Young's Literal Translation
Thus spake Jehovah of Hosts, saying: This people! -- they have said, 'The time hath not come, The time the house of Jehovah is to be built.'