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 1 Kings 7:13 - 47
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   Book of 1 Kings
   Chapter 7
7:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
King Solomon sent to Tyre and brought Huram, F35
 
7:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
whose mother was a widow from the tribe of Naphtali and whose father was a man of Tyre and a craftsman in bronze. Huram was highly skilled and experienced in all kinds of bronze work. He came to King Solomon and did all the work assigned to him.
 
7:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He cast two bronze pillars, each eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits around, F36 by line.
 
7:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; each capital was five cubits F37 high.
 
7:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
A network of interwoven chains festooned the capitals on top of the pillars, seven for each capital.
 
7:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He made pomegranates in two rows F38 encircling each network to decorate the capitals on top of the pillars. F39 He did the same for each capital.
 
7:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The capitals on top of the pillars in the portico were in the shape of lilies, four cubits F40 high.
 
7:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
On the capitals of both pillars, above the bowl-shaped part next to the network, were the two hundred pomegranates in rows all around.
 
7:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He erected the pillars at the portico of the temple. The pillar to the south he named Jakin F41 and the one to the north Boaz. F42
 
7:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The capitals on top were in the shape of lilies. And so the work on the pillars was completed.
 
7:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He made the Sea of cast metal, circular in shape, measuring ten cubits F43 from rim to rim and five cubits high. It took a line of thirty cubits F44 to measure around it.
 
7:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Below the rim, gourds encircled it - ten to a cubit. The gourds were cast in two rows in one piece with the Sea.
 
7:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The Sea stood on twelve bulls, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south and three facing east. The Sea rested on top of them, and their hindquarters were toward the center.
 
7:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
It was a handbreadth F45 in thickness, and its rim was like the rim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It held two thousand baths. F46
 
7:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He also made ten movable stands of bronze; each was four cubits long, four wide and three high. F47
 
7:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
This is how the stands were made: They had side panels attached to uprights.
 
7:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
On the panels between the uprights were lions, bulls and cherubim - and on the uprights as well. Above and below the lions and bulls were wreaths of hammered work.
 
7:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Each stand had four bronze wheels with bronze axles, and each had a basin resting on four supports, cast with wreaths on each side.
 
7:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
On the inside of the stand there was an opening that had a circular frame one cubit F48 deep. This opening was round, and with its basework it measured a cubit and a half. F49 Around its opening there was engraving. The panels of the stands were square, not round.
 
7:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The four wheels were under the panels, and the axles of the wheels were attached to the stand. The diameter of each wheel was a cubit and a half.
 
7:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The wheels were made like chariot wheels; the axles, rims, spokes and hubs were all of cast metal.
 
7:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Each stand had four handles, one on each corner, projecting from the stand.
 
7:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
At the top of the stand there was a circular band half a cubit F50 deep. The supports and panels were attached to the top of the stand.
 
7:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He engraved cherubim, lions and palm trees on the surfaces of the supports and on the panels, in every available space, with wreaths all around.
 
7:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
This is the way he made the ten stands. They were all cast in the same molds and were identical in size and shape.
 
7:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He then made ten bronze basins, each holding forty baths F51 and measuring four cubits across, one basin to go on each of the ten stands.
 
7:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He placed five of the stands on the south side of the temple and five on the north. He placed the Sea on the south side, at the southeast corner of the temple.
 
7:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
He also made the basins and shovels and sprinkling bowls. So Huram finished all the work he had undertaken for King Solomon in the temple of the LORD:
 
7:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
the two pillars; the two bowl-shaped capitals on top of the pillars; the two sets of network decorating the two bowl-shaped capitals on top of the pillars;
 
7:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
the four hundred pomegranates for the two sets of network (two rows of pomegranates for each network, decorating the bowl-shaped capitals on top of the pillars);
 
7:43 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
the ten stands with their ten basins;
 
7:44 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
the Sea and the twelve bulls under it;
 
7:45 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
the pots, shovels and sprinkling bowls. All these objects that Huram made for King Solomon for the temple of the LORD were of burnished bronze.
 
7:46 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The king had them cast in clay molds in the plain of the Jordan between Succoth and Zarethan.
 
7:47 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Solomon left all these things unweighed, because there were so many; the weight of the bronze was not determined.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F35 Hebrew Hiram, a variant of Huram; also in verses 40 and 45
F36 That is, about 27 feet (about 8.1 meters) high and 18 feet (about 5.4 meters) around
F37 That is, about 7 1/2 feet (about 2.3 meters); also in verse 23
F38 Two Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts made the pillars, and there were two rows
F39 Many Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts pomegranates
F40 That is, about 6 feet (about 1.8 meters); also in verse 38
F41 Jakin probably means he establishes.
F42 Boaz probably means in him is strength.
F43 That is, about 15 feet (about 4.5 meters)
F44 That is, about 45 feet (about 13.5 meters)
F45 That is, about 3 inches (about 8 centimeters)
F46 That is, probably about 11,500 gallons (about 44 kiloliters); the Septuagint does not have this sentence.
F47 That is, about 6 feet (about 1.8 meters) long and wide and about 4 1/2 feet (about 1.3 meters) high
F48 That is, about 1 1/2 feet (about 0.5 meter)
F49 That is, about 2 1/4 feet (about 0.7 meter); also in verse 32
F50 That is, about 3/4 foot (about 0.2 meter)
F51 That is, about 230 gallons (about 880 liters)

 
 

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