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.
He who loves disobedience loves strife. One who builds a high gate seeks destruction.
Prepare your work outside, and get your fields ready. Afterwards, build your house.
Woe to those who join house to house, who lay field to field, until there is no room, and you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land.
All the people will know, including Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, who say in pride and in arrogance of heart,
The king spoke and said, "Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for the royal dwelling place, by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?"
Whereas Edom says, "We are beaten down, but we will return and build the waste places;" thus says the LORD of hosts, "They shall build, but I will throw down; and men will call them 'The Wicked Land,' even the people against whom the LORD shows wrath forever."
For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it?
Ceiled with cedar
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 curtains."
2 Chronicles 3:5
The greater house he made a ceiling with fir wood, which he overlaid with fine gold, and ornamented it with palm trees and chains.
Song of Songs 1:17
The beams of our house are cedars. Our rafters are firs.
"Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies waste?