Jeremiah 22:14
New International Version
He says, 'I will build myself a great palace with spacious upper rooms.' So he makes large windows in it, panels it with cedar and decorates it in red.

New Living Translation
He says, 'I will build a magnificent palace with huge rooms and many windows. I will panel it throughout with fragrant cedar and paint it a lovely red.'

English Standard Version
who says, ‘I will build myself a great house with spacious upper rooms,’ who cuts out windows for it, paneling it with cedar and painting it with vermilion.

Berean Study Bible
who says, ‘I will build myself a great palace, with spacious upper rooms.’ So he cuts windows in it, panels it with cedar, and paints it with vermilion.

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 Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
who says, "I will build myself a massive palace, with spacious upstairs rooms." He will cut windows in it, and it will be paneled with cedar and painted bright red.

Contemporary English Version
You put in big windows and used cedar paneling and red paint. But you were unfair and forced the builders to work without pay. *

Good News Translation
Doomed is the one who says, "I will build myself a mansion with spacious rooms upstairs." So he puts windows in his house, panels it with cedar, and paints it red.

Holman Christian Standard 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.'

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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He says, 'I will build a large house for myself with big upper rooms.' He cuts out windows in it, panels the rooms with cedar, and paints them red.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
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.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
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.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
That said, I will build me a wide house and large chambers, and cuts him out windows; and it is paneled 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou hast built for thyself a well-proportioned house, airy chambers, fitted with windows, and wainscoted with cedar, and painted with vermilion.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who saith: I will build me a wide house and large chambers: who openeth to himself windows, and maketh roofs of cedar, and painteth them with vermilion.

Darby Bible 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.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Young's 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.
Study Bible
A Warning about Jehoiakim
13“Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness, and his upper rooms without justice, who makes his countrymen serve without pay, and will not give him his wages, 14who says, ‘I will build myself a great palace, with spacious upper rooms.’ So he cuts windows in it, panels it with cedar, and paints it with vermilion. 15Are you a king because you excel in cedar? Did not your father eat and drink and administer justice and righteousness? Then it went well with him.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 7:2
he said to Nathan the prophet, "Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent."

2 Chronicles 3:5
He paneled the main room with cypress, which he overlaid with fine gold and decorated with palm tree and chain designs.

Song of Solomon 1:17
The beams of our house are cedars; our rafters are fragrant firs.

Isaiah 5:8
Woe to those who add house to house and join field to field until there is no room and you dwell alone in the land.

Haggai 1:4
"Is it a time for you yourselves to live in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins?"

Treasury of Scripture

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

I will.

Proverbs 17:19
He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

Proverbs 24:27
Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.

Isaiah 5:8,9
Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth! …

large.

2 Samuel 7:2
That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, but the ark of God dwelleth within curtains.

2 Chronicles 3:5
And the greater house he cieled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees and chains.

Song of Solomon 1:17
The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.







Lexicon
who says,
הָאֹמֵ֗ר (hā·’ō·mêr)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

‘I will build
אֶבְנֶה־ (’eḇ·neh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build

myself
לִּי֙ (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

a great
מִדּ֔וֹת (mid·dō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4060: Extension, height, breadth, a measure, a portion, a vestment, tribute

palace,
בֵּ֣ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

with spacious
מְרֻוָּחִ֑ים (mə·ruw·wā·ḥîm)
Verb - Pual - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7304: To breathe freely, revive, to have ample room

upper rooms.’
וַעֲלִיּ֖וֹת (wa·‘ă·lî·yō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5944: Something lofty, a stair-way, a second-story room, the sky

So he cuts
וְקָ֤רַֽע (wə·qā·ra‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7167: To rend

windows in it,
חַלּוֹנָ֔י (ḥal·lō·w·nāy)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2474: A window

panels it
וְסָפ֣וּן (wə·sā·p̄ūn)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5603: To hide by covering, to roof, wainscot, to reserve

with cedar,
בָּאָ֔רֶז (bā·’ā·rez)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 730: A cedar tree

and paints it
וּמָשׁ֖וֹחַ (ū·mā·šō·w·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 4886: To rub with oil, to anoint, to consecrate, to paint

with vermilion.
בַּשָּׁשַֽׁר׃ (baš·šā·šar)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8350: Red color, vermilion
(14) Large chambers.--As before, "upper storeys or chambers."

Cutteth him out windows.--The verb is the same as that used in Jeremiah 4:30 for dilating the eyes by the use of antimony, and implies accordingly the construction of windows of unusual width. These, after the Eastern fashion, were fitted with lattice-work, or shielded by curtains.

Vermilion.--Probably the red pigment (sulphuret of mercury?) still conspicuous in the buildings of Egypt. The word meets us again in Ezekiel 23:14. The king was probably impelled by a vainglorious desire to imitate the magnificence of the Egyptian king (Pharaoh-nechoh) who had placed him on the throne.

Verse 14. - A wide house; literally, a house of extensions. Large chambers. The Hebrew specifies "upper chambers " - the principal rooms in ancient houses. Cutteth him out windows; and it is ceiled with cedar; rather... his windows, roofing it with cedar. (This involves no change of letters, but a very slight rearrangement, and the alteration of one point; grammar gains greatly by the change.) "Cutteth out" is, literally, rend-eth; it is the word used in Jeremiah 4:30 of the apparent enlargement of the eyes by putting powdered antimony upon the eyelids. Windows are, as it were, the eyes of a building (Graf compares Ecclesiastes 12:3). Beams of cedar wood were used for the roof of the palace, as being the most costly and durable (comp. Isaiah 9:10). And painted - rather, and painting it - with vermilion; a taste derived from the Egyptians rather than the Babylonians, who seem to have had a difficulty in procuring red. 22:10-19 Here is a sentence of death upon two kings, the wicked sons of a very pious father. Josiah was prevented from seeing the evil to come in this world, and removed to see the good to come in the other world; therefore, weep not for him, but for his son Shallum, who is likely to live and die a wretched captive. Dying saints may be justly envied, while living sinners are justly pitied. Here also is the doom of Jehoiakim. No doubt it is lawful for princes and great men to build, beautify, and furnish houses; but those who enlarge their houses, and make them sumptuous, need carefully to watch against the workings of vain-glory. He built his houses by unrighteousness, with money gotten unjustly. And he defrauded his workmen of their wages. God notices the wrong done by the greatest to poor servants and labourers, and will repay those in justice, who will not, in justice, pay those whom they employ. The greatest of men must look upon the meanest as their neighbours, and be just to them accordingly. Jehoiakim was unjust, and made no conscience of shedding innocent blood. Covetousness, which is the root of all evil, was at the bottom of all. The children who despise their parents' old fashions, commonly come short of their real excellences. Jehoiakim knew that his father found the way of duty to be the way of comfort, yet he would not tread in his steps. He shall die unlamented, hateful for oppression and cruelty.
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