3:15 winter house . . . summer house. The possession of both a summer and a winter house was a great luxury, affordable only by kings and the very wealthy. The Lord would destroy these multiple houses and decorated mansions. Assyria, God’s instrument of judgment (Is. 10:5, 6), was expert at such destruction and plunder, as the vast wealth of Nineveh amply testified (Nah. 2:9).