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A reproof of the Jews for their delay in building, which had
provoked God to punish them, ver. 1 - 11.
The peoples return to the work, whom the prophet, in God's name,
encourages therein, ver. 12 - 15.
1: Son - Adoptive son to Shealtiel, being of the royal line,
but by nature, son of Pedaiah. Governor - Appointed to this by
the Persian king, over the remnant returned out of Babylon.
Joshua - A type of the great deliverer; one Joshua leads them into
Canaan, another restores the temple.
4: Ceiled - Arched and richly adorned.
6: Have not enough - But what you eat doth not nourish or satisfy
you. Are not filled - Your water quenches not your thirst, your wine
does not revive your spirit. None warm - You have no comfort therein.
With holes - Loses all his labour.
8: Take pleasure - I will accept your offerings, and hear your
prayers. Glorified - Shew my majesty and account myself glorified
by you also.
9: Came to little - But it answered not the expectation.
I did blow - I blasted it. Ye run - You with eagerness carry on
your own particular buildings.
10: Is stayed - God hath forbidden them, to drop down dew.
11: Upon men - The very blood, and constitutions of men were changed,
and many diseases afflicted them.
13: In the Lord's message - ln the words of his master.
The people - The whole assembly.
14: The Lord of hosts - By which name he delights to be known among
the returned captives; and it was a name best suited to their present
state, compassed on all hands with enemies.