|2 Chronicles 4 |
1 In addition he made an altar of brass, thirty feet in length, by thirty feet in width, by fifteen feet in height.
2 He also made a molten circular sea of 15 ft. diameter, brim to brim, by 7.5 ft height; the circumference was 45 ft.
3 Under its brim were gourds circling the sea, ten gourds every 1.5 ft.1 Two rows of gourds were cast.
4 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hind parts pointed inward.
5 And the thickness of it was an handbreadth [3 in.], and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies; and it received and held three thousand baths [17,500 gals].
6 He made also ten basins, and put five on the right hand, and five on the left; the basis were used to wash the things before sacrificing for the burnt offering; but the sea was for the priests to wash in.
7 And he made ten candlesticks of gold according to their form, and set them in the temple, five on the right hand, and five on the left.
8 He made also ten tables, and placed them in the temple, five on the right side, and five on the left. And he made a hundred basins of gold.
9 Furthermore he made the court of the priests, and the great court, and doors for the court, and overlaid the doors of them with bronze.
10 He set the sea on the right side of the east end, over against the south.
11 Huram made the pots, the shovels, and the basins. Huram finished the work that he was to make for king Solomon for the house of God;
12 That is: the two pillars, the pommels, the capitals on the top of the two pillars, the two wreaths to cover the two pommels of the capitals on the top of the pillars,
13 four hundred pomegranates on the two wreaths; two rows of pomegranates on each wreath, to cover the two pommels of the capitals on top of the pillars.
14 He made basins on stands,
15 One sea, twelve oxen under it,
16 Pots, shovels, flesh hooks, and all their instruments. All these objects Huram made for king Solomon for the house of the LORD of bright bronze.
17 The king had them cast in the plain of Jordan in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredathah.
18 Thus Solomon made all these vessels in such great abundance that the weight of the brass could not be determined.
19 And Solomon made all the vessels that were for the house of God, the golden altar also, and the tables where the show bread was set upon;
20 In addition he made the candlesticks with their lamps, so that they would burn after the manner before the oracle, of pure gold;
21 And the flowers, the lamps, and the tongs were made by him of perfect gold;
22 And the snuffers, the basins, the spoons, and the censers, were made of pure gold; as were and the entry of the house, the inner doors for the most holy place, and the doors of the house of the temple, made of gold.
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1 This verse originally stated that their were two rows of oxen, ten to a cubit (1.5 ft.), which is impossible based on the next verse. Cross checking with 1 Kings 7:24-25, it has been corrected from oxen to gourds.
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