Haggai 1:2

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.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Yet come. God's service must be restored without delay, and manners reformed; as otherwise many will be lost eternally. (Worthington) The Jews refrained from commencing the temple till the time marked out by Jeremias xxv. 11., and Zacharias i. 7. (Calmet) From the beginning of the last siege sixty-nine years had elapsed. (Usher, year of the world 3485.) Others, reflecting on the obstacles placed by Cyrus and Cambyses, thought it was not yet time to work at the temple: but these were only pretexts. The kingdom was now held by another family, and the former decrees abolished. Fear of labour, therefore, was the only impediment.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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