And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast its fruit before the time in the field,
said the LORD of hosts.
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George Leo Haydock
Devourer; locusts and other vermin. (Menochius)
Malachi as came later than Aggeus, and probably speaks of a different famine, to which the Jews were exposed for neglecting to pay tithes. (Calmet)
How many now work on holydays, as if all depended on their labour and not on God's blessing! (Haydock)