The conclusion of Haggai (Hag 2:14-2:14)

“Then Haggai said.

‘So is it with this people,

With this nation before me.

Says Yahweh.

So is it

With every work

Of their hands.

What they offer there

Is unclean.’”

Haggai explained the situation about the people of Israel, the nation before him.  He said that Yahweh felt the same way about all the work of their hands because of their uncleanness.  Whatever they offered up would be unclean also.

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Yahweh and his people (Ezek 39:22-39:24)

“The house of Israel

Shall know

That I am Yahweh,

Their God,

From that day forward.

The nations

Shall know

That the house of Israel

Went into captivity

For their iniquity.

They dealt

Treacherously

With me.

So,

I hid

My face

From them.

I gave them

Into the hand

Of their adversaries.

They all fell

By the sword.

I dealt with them

According to their uncleanness.

I dealt with them

According to their transgressions.

I hid my face

From them.”

Yahweh, via Ezekiel, said that the house of Israel would finally know that he was their God, from that day forward. The various countries knew that the house of Israel went into captivity, because of their iniquity in dealing treacherously with Yahweh. Thus, he hid his face from them. He gave them over to their adversaries, where they all died by the sword. Yahweh had dealt with them according to their uncleanness and their transgressions. He hid his face, until finally the Israelites recognized Yahweh as their God.