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this nation before me, saith the LORD; and so is every work of their
hands; and that which they offer there is unclean.
HAG 2:15 And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from
before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD:
HAG 2:16 Since those days were, when one came to an heap of twenty
measures, there were but ten: when one came to the pressfat for to draw
out fifty vessels out of the press, there were but twenty.
HAG 2:17 I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all
the labours of your hands; yet ye turned not to me, saith the LORD.
HAG 2:18 Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and
twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation
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