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I will tear down the winter house along with the summer house; the houses adorned with ivory will be destroyed and the mansions will be demolished," declares the LORD.
King James Bible
And I will smite the winter house with the summer house; and the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall have an end, saith the LORD.
American Standard Version
And I will smite the winter-house with the summer-house; and the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall have an end, saith Jehovah.
Young's Literal Translation
And I have smitten the winter-house with the summer-house, And perished have houses of ivory, And consumed have been many houses, An affirmation of Jehovah!
Amos 3:15 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will smite the winter house with the summer house - I will not only destroy the poor habitations and villages in the country, but I will destroy those of the nobility and gentry as well as the lofty palaces in the fortified cities in which they dwell in the winter season, as those light and elegant seats in which they spend the summer season. Dr. Shaw observes that "the hills and valleys round about Algiers are all over beautified with gardens and country seats, whither the inhabitants of better fashion retire during the heats of the summer season. They are little white houses, shaded with a variety of fruit trees and evergreens, which beside shade and retirement, afford a gay and delightful prospect toward the sea. The gardens are all well stocked with melons, fruits, and pot herbs of all kinds; and (which is chiefly regarded in these hot countries) each of them enjoys a great command of water."
And the houses of ivory - Those remarkable for their magnificence and their ornaments, not built of ivory, but in which ivory vessels, ornaments, and inlaying abounded. Thus, then, the winter houses and the summer houses, the great houses and the houses of uncommon splendor, shall all perish. There should be a total desolation in the land. No kind of house should be a refuge, and no kind of habitation should be spared. Ahab had at Samaria a house that was called the ivory house, 1 Kings 22:39. This may be particularly referred to in this place. We cannot suppose that a house constructed entirely of ivory can be intended.
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Jeremiah 36:22 Now the king sat in the winter house in the ninth month: and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him.
Judges 3:20 And Ehud came to him; and he was sitting in a summer parlor, which he had for himself alone. And Ehud said...
1 Kings 22:39 Now the rest of the acts of Ahab, and all that he did, and the ivory house which he made, and all the cities that he built...
Amos 3:11 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; An adversary there shall be even round about the land; and he shall bring down your strength from you...
Amos 6:11 For, behold, the LORD commands, and he will smite the great house with breaches, and the little house with clefts.
Isaiah 5:9 In my ears said the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.
Amos 3:15 Parallel CommentariesAdorned Affirmation Consumed Declares Demolished Destroyed Destruction End Falling Great House Houses Ivory Mansions Perish Perished Smite Smitten Strike Summer Summer-House Tear Together Winter Winter-HouseAdorned Affirmation Consumed Declares Demolished Destroyed Destruction End Falling Great House Houses Ivory Mansions Perish Perished Smite Smitten Strike Summer Summer-House Tear Together Winter Winter-HouseTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Judges 3:20 Ehud then approached him while he was sitting alone in the upper room of his palace and said, "I have a message from God for you." As the king rose from his seat,
1 Kings 22:39 As for the other events of Ahab's reign, including all he did, the palace he built and adorned with ivory, and the cities he fortified, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel?
Psalm 45:8 All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad.
Jeremiah 36:22 It was the ninth month and the king was sitting in the winter apartment, with a fire burning in the firepot in front of him.
Amos 2:5 I will send fire on Judah that will consume the fortresses of Jerusalem."
Amos 5:11 You levy a straw tax on the poor and impose a tax on their grain. Therefore, though you have built stone mansions, you will not live in them; though you have planted lush vineyards, you will not drink their wine.
Amos 6:11 For the LORD has given the command, and he will smash the great house into pieces and the small house into bits.