5340 house

5340 house

The place where someone lives. Its extended use includes a household and dynasty and its figurative use includes the house of God and heaven.

The construction of houses

Foundations 1Ki 5:17; Ezr 6:3-4; Jer 51:26; Eze 41:8

Building materials Ge 11:3-4; Ex 1:11-14; Lev 14:40-45; 1Ki 5:18; 1Ki 7:9-12; SS 1:17; Isa 9:10

Rooms and decoration Ge 43:30; Jdg 3:20,23-25; 1Ki 7:6 Solomon’s palace; 1Ki 17:19 Elijah stays with the widow at Zarephath; 1Ki 22:25; 2Ki 1:2; 2Ki 4:10 Elisha’s room at the Shunammite’s house; Ne 8:16; Jer 22:14; Eze 8:10; Da 5:5; Am 3:15; Ac 20:8-9

Roofs Jos 2:6; 1Sa 9:25-26; Mk 2:4 pp Lk 5:19

Regulations regarding houses

Lev 14:33-53; Lev 25:29-34; Lev 27:14-15; Dt 22:8

Various uses for houses

House arrest Jer 37:15 See also Ge 40:2-3; 2Sa 20:3; Ac 28:16,30-31

Church gatherings Col 4:15 See also Ac 1:13-14; Ac 2:1-2; Ac 5:42; Ac 12:12; Ro 16:5; 1Co 16:19; Phm 1-2

Parables and proverbs about houses

Pr 21:20 See also Pr 9:1-4 the house of wisdom; Pr 9:13-18 the house of folly; Pr 14:1; Pr 17:13; Pr 21:9; Pr 24:27; Pr 25:17; Ecc 10:18; SS 8:7; Mt 12:29 pp Mk 3:27 pp Lk 11:21-22 plundering the strong man’s house; Mt 12:43-45 pp Lk 11:24-26 the return of evil spirits to an unoccupied house; Mt 13:52; Mt 24:42-51 pp Lk 12:39-46

The house of God

God’s heavenly dwelling Isa 66:1-2 See also 1Ki 8:30 pp 2Ch 6:21; 1Ki 8:39 pp 2Ch 6:30; 1Ki 8:43 pp 2Ch 6:33; 1Ki 8:49-50 pp 2Ch 6:39; Isa 57:15; Jn 14:2

The earthly tabernacle and temple Ex 25:8 See also Ex 15:17; Ex 29:44-46 the Tent of Meeting; Dt 12:5,11; 2Sa 7:1-7 pp 1Ch 17:1-6 David’s desire to build a permanent house for God to dwell in; Ezr 5:13-16; Ps 23:6; Ps 26:8; Ps 27:4; Ps 84:1-4,10; Hag 1:2-3,8-9,14

The household

Household affairs 2Sa 17:23 See also 2Ki 20:1 pp Isa 38:1; Pr 31:21,27; 1Ti 3:4-5,12

Examples of how God relates to households Ge 17:12-14,23-27; Lev 16:6,11,17; Nu 16:31-33; Jn 4:53; Ac 16:15,31-34; 1Co 16:15

The church as God’s household Eph 2:19-22 See also Nu 12:7; 1Ti 3:14-15; Heb 3:1-6; 1Pe 2:4-5

House in the sense of a dynasty

2Sa 7:16 pp 1Ch 17:14 “house” is used here in the sense of “royal house” or “dynasty”. See also Ex 40:38; Jos 21:43-45 The house of Eli: 1Sa 2:27-36; 1Sa 3:11-14 The house of Saul: 2Sa 3:1; 2Sa 9:1
2Sa 3:28-29 The house of David: 2Sa 7:25-29 pp 1Ch 17:23-27; 1Ki 2:31-33
1Ki 21:21-22,28-29; Zec 12:10-14

See also

5240building
5269cornerstone
5317foundation
5339home
5478property, houses
7020church, the
7382house of God
7384household gods
7459tabernacle, in OT
7467temple, Solomon’s
8626worship, places