Today, 22 september 2019

King James version (en)

Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.

Wesley's Notes

A reproof of the Jews for their delay in building, which had provoked God to punish them,  1:1-11.
The peoples return to the work, whom the prophet, in God's name, encourages therein,  1:12-15.

Have not enough - But what you eat doth not nourish or satisfy you. Are not filled - Your water quenches not your thirst, your wine does not revive your spirit. None warm - You have no comfort therein.With holes - Loses all his labour.



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