from that time [when] one came to a [grain] heap of twenty [measures], there would be only ten; and [when] one came to the wine vat to draw fifty measures, there would be [only] twenty.
'I smote you [and] every work of your hands with blasting wind, mildew and hail; yet you [did] not [come] [back] to Me,' declares the LORD.
'Do consider from this day onward, from the twenty-fourth day of the ninth [month]; from the day when the temple of the LORD was founded, consider:
'Is the seed still in the barn? Even including the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate and the olive tree, it has not borne [fruit]. Yet from this day on I will bless [you].'"