Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A house where banquets are given.
“Sister [my lord attend you in the banqueting-house,] your husband is wondrous discontented.”
“God is pleased sometimes to give us especial discoveries of himself and his love, to fill the heart with his kindness; Christ takes us into the banqueting-house, and gives our hearts their fills of love; and this by some signal work of his Spirit, overpowering us with a sense of love in the unspeakable privilege of adoption, and so fills our souls with joy unspeakable and glorious.”
“In this place it is, by common consent, rendered “A defence” or protection, being so used either by allusion to that refreshment that the Lord Christ, the great bridegroom, gives to his bride in his banqueting-house,  or rather in pursuit of the former similitude of the cloud that was over the tabernacle and the ark, which represented the glory of that people.”
“Upon the discovery of the excellency and sweetness of Christ in the banqueting-house, the soul is instantly overpowered, and cries out to be made partaker of the fulness of it.”
“She is “sick of love:” not (as some suppose) fainting for want of a sense of love, under the apprehension of wrath; but made sick and faint, even overcome, with the mighty actings of that divine affection, after she had once tasted of the sweetness of Christ in the banqueting-house.”
“Oh! support and sustain my spirit with his presence in his ordinances, — those ‘flagons and apples of his banqueting-house,’ — or I shall quite sink and faint!”
“Great personages, at great entertainments, are had into the banqueting-house, — the house of wine and dainties.”
“Sweetness: “He brought me to the banqueting-house,” or “house of wine.””
“That king, according to one historian, caused a great banqueting-house to be erected, eight hundred feet in compass, after the manner of a theatre.”
“On the general idea of the banqueting-house, however, Mr. Jones made”
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