Haggai 1:10-12 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
10 That is why the sky holds back its dew and why the earth holds back its crops.
11 “I gave the command for the land and the mountains to be dry. The grain, the new wine, the olive oil, and everything the earth produces will be ruined.[a] All the people and all the animals will become weak.”
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12 The Lord God had sent Haggai to speak to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and to the high priest, Joshua son of Jehozadak. So these men and all the people listened to the voice of the Lord their God and to the words of Haggai the prophet. And the people showed their fear and respect for the Lord their God.