H A G G A I.
In this chapter, after the preamble of the
prophecy, we have, I. A reproof of the people of the Jews for their
dilatoriness and slothfulness in building the temple, which had
provoked God to contend with them by the judgment of famine and
scarcity, with an exhortation to them to resume that good work and
to prosecute it in good earnest, ver. 1-11. II. The good success of this
sermon, appearing in the people's return and close application to
that work, wherein the prophet, in God's name, animated and
encouraged them, assuring them that God was with them, ver. 12-15.