1 Kings 7:16
New International Version
He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; each capital was five cubits high.

New Living Translation
For the tops of the pillars he cast bronze capitals, each 7 1 / 2 feet tall.

English Standard Version
He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on the tops of the pillars. The height of the one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital was five cubits.

Berean Study Bible
He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on top of the pillars, each capital five cubits high.

King James Bible
And he made two chapiters of molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one chapiter was five cubits, and the height of the other chapiter was five cubits:

New King James Version
Then he made two capitals of cast bronze, to set on the tops of the pillars. The height of one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital was five cubits.

New American Standard Bible
He also made two capitals of cast bronze to put on the tops of the pillars; the height of the one capital was five cubits and the height of the other capital was five cubits.

NASB 1995
He also made two capitals of molten bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; the height of the one capital was five cubits and the height of the other capital was five cubits.

NASB 1977
He also made two capitals of molten bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; the height of the one capital was five cubits and the height of the other capital was five cubits.

Amplified Bible
He also made two capitals (crowns) of cast bronze to put on the tops of the pillars; the height of one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital was five cubits.

Christian Standard Bible
He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on top of the pillars; 7 1 /2 feet was the height of the first capital, and 7 1 /2 feet was also the height of the second capital.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on top of the pillars; 7 1/2 feet was the height of the first capital, and 7 1/2 feet was also the height of the second capital.

American Standard Version
And he made two capitals of molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital was five cubits.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And two saplings he made to set on the top of the pillars, of the smelting of brass, five cubits the height of one sapling and five cubits the height of the other sapling.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he made two molten chapiters to put on the heads of the pillars: five cubits was the height of one chapiter, and five cubits was the height of the other chapiter.

Contemporary English Version
For the top of each column, he also made a bronze cap just over two meters high.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He made also two chapiters of molten brass, to be set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of one chapiter was five cubits, and the height of the other chapiter was five cubits:

English Revised Version
And he made two chapiters of molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one chapiter was five cubits, and the height of the other chapiter was five cubits.

Good News Translation
He also made two bronze capitals, each one 7� feet tall, to be placed on top of the columns.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He made two capitals of cast bronze to put on top of the pillars. Each capital was 7 1/2 feet high.

International Standard Version
He also crafted two capitals of cast bronze and set them on top of the pillars. The height of one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital was five cubits.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he made two capitals of molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars; the height of the one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital was five cubits.

Literal Standard Version
And he has made two chapiters to put on the tops of the pillars, cast in bronze; five cubits the height of the first capital, and five cubits the height of the second capital.

NET Bible
He made two bronze tops for the pillars; each was seven-and-a-half feet high.

New Heart English Bible
He made two capitals of molten bronze, to set on the tops of the pillars: the height of the one capital was eight feet and seven inches, and the height of the other capital was eight feet and seven inches.

World English Bible
He made two capitals of molten brass, to set on the tops of the pillars: the height of the one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital was five cubits.

Young's Literal Translation
And two chapiters he hath made to put on the tops of the pillars, cast in brass; five cubits the height of the one chapiter, and five cubits the height of the second chapiter.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Work of Hiram
15He cast two pillars of bronze, each eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits in circumference. 16He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on top of the pillars, each capital five cubits high. 17For the capitals on top of the pillars he made a network of lattice, with wreaths of chainwork, seven for each capital.…

Cross References
1 Kings 7:15
He cast two pillars of bronze, each eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits in circumference.

1 Kings 7:17
For the capitals on top of the pillars he made a network of lattice, with wreaths of chainwork, seven for each capital.

Jeremiah 52:22
The bronze capital atop one pillar was five cubits high, with a network of bronze pomegranates all around. The second pillar, with its pomegranates, was similar.


Treasury of Scripture

And he made two capitals of molten brass, to set on the tops of the pillars: the height of the one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital was five cubits:

Exodus 36:38
And the five pillars of it with their hooks: and he overlaid their chapiters and their fillets with gold: but their five sockets were of brass.

Exodus 38:17,19,28
And the sockets for the pillars were of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver; and the overlaying of their chapiters of silver; and all the pillars of the court were filleted with silver…

2 Chronicles 4:12,13
To wit, the two pillars, and the pommels, and the chapiters which were on the top of the two pillars, and the two wreaths to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were on the top of the pillars; …









Verse 16. - And he made two chapiters [or capitals] of molten [Heb. poured] brass, to put upon the tops [Heb. heads] of the pillars: the height of the one chapiter was five cubits, and the height of the other chapiter was five cubits [In 2 Kings 25:17 the height is given as three cubits; but this is obviously a clerical error. See 2 Chronicles 3:15; Jeremiah 52:22. A much more important question is whether the chapiter (כֹּתֶרֶת same word, akin to כֶּתֶר, crown) of four cubits mentioned in ver. 19 is to be understood as a part of this chapiter, or something additional and superposed, the entablature, e.g. The former appears the more probable. See note on ver. 19. But it is not a fatal objection to the latter view that it would make the entire chapiter, or both members, nine cubits high; no less, that is, than one-half the length of the shaft. No doubt to modern ideas this appears wholly disproportionate; but a double chapiter, bearing the same proportion to the shaft, is found in some of the buildings of Persepolis (Fergusson,. Dict. Bib. 3. p. 1457). From the expression of vers. 41, 42, "the bowls of the chapiters" (cf. 2 Chronicles 4:12, 13; Jeremiah 52:23), and the word "belly" (בֶּטֶן) in ver. 20, we gather that the chapiters were bowl shaped, or bellied out something like the so called "cushion capital" in Norman architecture.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He also made
עָשָׂ֗ה (‘ā·śāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

two
וּשְׁתֵּ֨י (ū·šə·tê)
Conjunctive waw | Number - fdc
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

capitals
כֹתָרֹ֜ת (ḵō·ṯā·rōṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 3805: The capital of a, column

of cast
מֻצַ֣ק (mu·ṣaq)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3332: To pour out, to melt, cast as metal, to place firmly, to stiffen, grow hard

bronze
נְחֹ֑שֶׁת (nə·ḥō·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5178: Copper, something made of that metal, coin, a fetter, base

to set
לָתֵ֛ת (lā·ṯêṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

top
רָאשֵׁ֥י (rā·šê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 7218: The head

of the pillars,
הָֽעַמּוּדִ֖ים (hā·‘am·mū·ḏîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5982: A column, a stand, platform

[each]
הָאֶחָ֔ת (hā·’e·ḥāṯ)
Article | Number - feminine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

capital
הַכֹּתֶ֣רֶת (hak·kō·ṯe·reṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3805: The capital of a, column

five
חָמֵ֣שׁ (ḥā·mêš)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 2568: Five

cubits
אַמּ֗וֹת (’am·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 520: A mother, a cubit, a door-base

high.
קוֹמַת֙ (qō·w·maṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 6967: Height


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