2 Samuel 7:2

That the king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells within curtains.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Nathan. An admirable courtier, (Grotius) and a great saint, Ecclesiasticus xlvii. He was neither too rough, nor too complaisant. Cedar. This was the most esteemed species of wood. The palace of the Persian kings, at Ecbatana, was chiefly built of it, and of cypress wood. (Polyb. x.) Houses were not there built in such a solid manner, as they are in colder climates. They consisted mostly of wood. Skins. The outer veils of the tabernacle were made of skins, as others generally were. (Calmet) Hebrew and Chaldean, "of curtains."

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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