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.
The king said to Nathan the prophet, "Look! I am living in a palace made from cedar, while the ark of God sits in the middle of a tent."
Those who accumulate houses are as good as dead, those who also accumulate landed property until there is no land left, and you are the only landowners remaining within the land.
He paneled the main hall with boards made from evergreen trees and plated it with fine gold, decorated with palm trees and chains.
The one who loves a quarrel loves transgression; whoever builds his gate high seeks destruction.
the cedars are the beams of our bedroom chamber; the pines are the rafters of our bedroom.
All the people were aware of it, the people of Ephraim and those living in Samaria. Yet with pride and an arrogant attitude, they said,
The king uttered these words: "Is this not the great Babylon that I have built for a royal residence by my own mighty strength and for my majestic honor?"
Edom says, "Though we are devastated, we will once again build the ruined places." So the Lord who rules over all responds, "They indeed may build, but I will overthrow. They will be known as the land of evil, the people with whom the Lord is permanently displeased.
For which of you, wanting to build a tower, doesn't sit down first and compute the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it?