Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Who says, 'I will build myself a roomy house With spacious upper rooms, And cut out its windows, Paneling it with cedar and painting it bright red.'

King James Version

That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers, and cutteth him out windows; and it is cieled with cedar, and painted with vermilion.

Holman Bible

who says: I will build myself a massive palace, with spacious upper rooms. He will cut windows in it, and it will be paneled with cedar and painted with vermilion.

International Standard Version

How terrible for him who says, "I'll build a large house for myself with spacious upper rooms, who cuts out windows for it, paneling it with cedar and painting it red.'

A Conservative Version

who says, I will build me a wide house and spacious chambers, and cuts out windows for himself, and it is overlaid with cedar, and painted with vermilion.

American Standard Version

that saith, I will build me a wide house and spacious chambers, and cutteth him out windows; and it is ceiled with cedar, and painted with vermilion.

Amplified

Who says, I will build myself a wide house with large rooms, and he cuts himself out windows, and it is ceiled or paneled with cedar and painted with vermilion.

Bible in Basic English

Who says, I will make a wide house for myself, and rooms of great size, and has windows cut out, and has it roofed with cedar and painted with bright red.

Darby Translation

that saith, I will build me a wide house, and spacious upper chambers; and he cutteth out for himself windows; and it is wainscoted with cedar, and painted with vermilion.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers, and cuts out windows in it and covers it with cedar and anoints it with vermilion.

Julia Smith Translation

Saying, I will build to me a house of extension, and airy upper chambers, and he rent to himself windows; and covered with cedar, and painted with red.

King James 2000

That says, I will build me a wide house and large chambers, and cuts him out windows for it; and it is paneled with cedar, and painted with vermilion.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Who says 'I will build for myself a spacious house with large upper rooms,' and he cuts windows for it, and [it is] paneled with cedar, and he paints [it] with vermilion.

Modern King James verseion

who says, I will build myself a wide house and large rooms, and cuts out windows for himself, and puts in a cedar ceiling, and paints it with vermilion.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He thinketh in himself, 'I will build me a wide house, and gorgeous parlors.' He causeth windows to be hewn therein, and the ceilings and joists maketh he of Cedar, and painteth them with Sinoper.

NET Bible

He says, "I will build myself a large palace with spacious upper rooms." He cuts windows in its walls, panels it with cedar, and paints its rooms red.

New Heart English Bible

who says, "I will build me a wide house and spacious rooms," and cuts him out windows; and it is ceiling with cedar, and painted with vermilion.

The Emphasized Bible

Who saith - I will build me a roomy house, with spacious roof-chambers, - So he cutteth him open its windows, And it is covered in with cedar, And he painteth it with vermilion.

Webster

That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers, and cutteth him out windows; and it is ceiled with cedar, and painted with vermilion.

World English Bible

who says, I will build me a wide house and spacious rooms, and cuts him out windows; and it is ceiling with cedar, and painted with vermilion.

Youngs Literal Translation

Who is saying, 'I build for myself a large house, And airy upper chambers,' And he hath cut out for himself its windows, Ceiled with cedar, and painted with vermilion.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I will build
בּנה 
Banah 
Usage: 376

me a wide
מדּה 
Middah 
Usage: 55

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

and large
רוח 
Ravach 
Usage: 3

עליּה 
`aliyah 
Usage: 20

קרע 
Qara` 
Usage: 63

חלּון 
Challown 
Usage: 31

and it is cieled
ספן 
Caphan 
Usage: 6

with cedar
ארז 
'erez 
Usage: 73

and painted
משׁח 
Mashach 
Usage: 72

Context Readings

A Message Concerning Jehoiakim

13 "Woe to him who builds his house without righteousness And his upper rooms without justice, Who uses his neighbor's services without pay And does not give him his wages, 14 Who says, 'I will build myself a roomy house With spacious upper rooms, And cut out its windows, Paneling it with cedar and painting it bright red.' 15 "Do you become a king because you are competing in cedar? Did not your father eat and drink And do justice and righteousness? Then it was well with him.



Cross References

2 Samuel 7:2

that the king said to Nathan the prophet, "See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells within tent curtains."

Isaiah 5:8-9

Woe to those who add house to house and join field to field, Until there is no more room, So that you have to live alone in the midst of the land!

Haggai 1:4

"Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses while this house lies desolate?"

2 Chronicles 3:5

He overlaid the main room with cypress wood and overlaid it with fine gold, and ornamented it with palm trees and chains.

Proverbs 17:19

He who loves transgression loves strife; He who raises his door seeks destruction.

Proverbs 24:27

Prepare your work outside And make it ready for yourself in the field; Afterwards, then, build your house.

Song of Songs 1:17

"The beams of our houses are cedars, Our rafters, cypresses.

Isaiah 9:9

And all the people know it, That is, Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, Asserting in pride and in arrogance of heart:

Daniel 4:30

"The king reflected and said, 'Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?'

Malachi 1:4

Though Edom says, "We have been beaten down, but we will return and build up the ruins"; thus says the LORD of hosts, "They may build, but I will tear down; and men will call them the wicked territory, and the people toward whom the LORD is indignant forever."

Luke 14:28-29

"For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?

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