For the stone shall cry out from the wall, and the beam from the timber shall answer it.
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George Leo Haydock
Timber. Hebrew, "caphis (Septuagint, the insect kantharos) from the wood shall answer. "(Haydock)
The signification of the Hebrew term is unknown. It was customary to place beams of wood after some courses of stone, to strengthen the building, 3 Kings vi. 36. (Calmet)
The crimes were so crying, that if men were silent the very stones would publish them. (Menochius)