"Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your panelled houses, while this house remains a ruin?"
"Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses while this house lies desolate?"
"Why are you living in luxurious houses while my house lies in ruins?
"How is it that it's the 'right time' for you to live in your fine new homes while the Home, GOD's Temple, is in ruins?"
Is it a time for you to be living in roofed houses while this house is a waste?
Is it a time for you yourselves to live in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins?
" Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, and this temple to lie in ruins?"
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|NET © Notes||
1 sn Richly paneled houses. Paneling is otherwise known in the OT only in connection with the temple (1 Kgs 6:9) and the royal palace (2 Kgs 7:3, 7). It implies decoration and luxury (cf. NCV “fancy houses”; TEV “well-built houses”; NLT “luxurious houses”). The impropriety of the people living in such lavish accommodations while the temple lay unfinished is striking.
2 tn Heb “Is it time for you, [yes] you, to live in paneled houses, while this house is in ruins”; NASB “lies desolate”; NIV “remains a ruin.”