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Haggai 1:10-12 New English Translation (NET Bible)

10 This is why the sky[a] has held back its dew and the earth its produce.[b] 11 Moreover, I have called for a drought that will affect the fields, the hill country, the grain, new wine, fresh olive oil, and everything that grows from the ground; it also will harm people, animals, and everything they produce.”[c]

The Response of the Leaders and the People

12 Then Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and the high priest Joshua son of Jehozadak,[d] along with the whole remnant of the people,[e] obeyed[f] the Lord their God. They responded favorably to the message of the prophet Haggai, who spoke just as the Lord their God had instructed him,[g] and the people began to respect the Lord.[h]

Footnotes:

  1. Haggai 1:10 tn The Hebrew text has “over you” (so KJV), but this is redundant in contemporary English and has been left untranslated.
  2. Haggai 1:10 sn This linkage of human sin to natural disaster is reminiscent of the curse brought upon the earth by Adam’s disobedience (Gen 3:17-19; see Rom 8:20-22).
  3. Haggai 1:11 tn Heb “all the labor of hands” (similar KJV, NASB, NIV); cf. NAB “all that is produced by hand.”
  4. Haggai 1:12 tn Many English versions have “Joshua [the] son of Jehozadak, the high priest,” but this is subject to misunderstanding. See the note on the name “Jehozadak” at the end of v. 1.
  5. Haggai 1:12 tn Heb “all the remnant of the people.” The Hebrew phrase שְׁאֵרִית הָעָם (sheʾerit haʿam) in this postexilic context is used as a technical term to refer to the returned remnant (see Ezra 9:14; Isa 10:20-22; 11:11, 16; Jer 23:3; 31:7; and many other passages). Cf. TEV “all the people who had returned from the exile in Babylonia.”
  6. Haggai 1:12 tn Heb “heard the voice of”; NAB “listened to the voice of.”
  7. Haggai 1:12 tn Heb “and according to the words of Haggai the prophet just as the Lord their God sent him.” Some English versions (e.g., NAB, NIV, NCV) take the last clause as causal: “because the Lord their God had sent him.”
  8. Haggai 1:12 tn Heb “and the people feared from before the Lord”; NASB “showed reverence for the Lord.”
New English Translation (NET)

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