14 I have not eaten any of the sacred portion while I was in mourning, nor have I removed any of it while I was unclean,(A) nor have I offered any of it to the dead. I have obeyed the Lord my God; I have done everything you commanded me.

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13 Then Haggai said, “If a person defiled by contact with a dead body touches one of these things, does it become defiled?”

“Yes,” the priests replied, “it becomes defiled.(A)

14 Then Haggai said, “‘So it is with this people(B) and this nation in my sight,’ declares the Lord. ‘Whatever they do and whatever they offer(C) there is defiled.

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