Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
A lover of transgression, is one who loveth strife, he that heighteneth his door, seeketh grievous harm.
Prepare, in the open, thy work, and make ready, in the field, for thyself, Afterwards, shalt thou build thy house.
Alas for them who join house to house, Field to field, bring they near, - Until there is no room, But ye are left to dwell alone in the midst of the land.
and the people shall all of them know it - Ephraim and the dweller in Samaria - Who in pride and insolence of heart, are saying:
the king spake and said, Is not, this, Babylon the great, - which, I myself, have built as the home of the kingdom, by the might of my power, and for the dignity of my majesty?
Whereas Edom, may say, We are laid waste, but we will again build the desolate places, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, They, may build, but, I, will pull down, - and men shall call them, The Boundary of Lawlessness, and, The people with whom Yahweh hath indignation unto times age-abiding;
For, who from among you, wishing to build a tower, doth not first sit down and count the cost, - whether he hath sufficient for completion;
Ceiled with cedar
2 Samuel 7:2
that the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See, I pray thee - I, have my abode in a house, of cedar, but, the ark of God, abideth in, the midst, of curtains.
2 Chronicles 3:5
And, the greater house, covered he with cypress wood, and overlaid it with fine gold, - and raised thereon palms, and wreathed garlands.
Song of Songs 1:17
The beams of our house, are cedars, Our fretted ceiling, is cypress-trees.
Is it a time that, ye yourselves, should be dwelling in your own paneled houses? and, this house, be in ruins?