2 Chronicles 3:16
New International Version
He made interwoven chains and put them on top of the pillars. He also made a hundred pomegranates and attached them to the chains.

New Living Translation
He made a network of interwoven chains and used them to decorate the tops of the pillars. He also made 100 decorative pomegranates and attached them to the chains.

English Standard Version
He made chains like a necklace and put them on the tops of the pillars, and he made a hundred pomegranates and put them on the chains.

Berean Study Bible
He made interwoven chains and put them on top of the pillars. He made a hundred pomegranates and fastened them into the chainwork.

New American Standard Bible
He made chains in the inner sanctuary and placed them on the tops of the pillars; and he made one hundred pomegranates and placed them on the chains.

New King James Version
He made wreaths of chainwork, as in the inner sanctuary, and put them on top of the pillars; and he made one hundred pomegranates, and put them on the wreaths of chainwork.

King James Bible
And he made chains, as in the oracle, and put them on the heads of the pillars; and made an hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.

Christian Standard Bible
He had made chainwork in the inner sanctuary and also put it on top of the pillars. He made a hundred pomegranates and fastened them into the chainwork.

Contemporary English Version
The top of each column was decorated with designs that looked like chains and with 100 carvings of pomegranates.

Good News Translation
The tops of the columns were decorated with a design of interwoven chains and one hundred bronze pomegranates.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He had made chainwork in the inner sanctuary and also put it on top of the pillars. He made 100 pomegranates and fastened them into the chainwork.

International Standard Version
He crafted chains for the inner sanctuary and placed them on top of the pillars, attaching 100 pomegranates to each of the chains.

NET Bible
He made ornamental chains and put them on top of the pillars. He also made one hundred pomegranate-shaped ornaments and arranged them within the chains.

New Heart English Bible
He made chains in the inner sanctuary, and put them on the tops of the pillars; and he made one hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He made chains for the inner room and [also] put them on the capitals. He made 100 pomegranates and put them on the chains.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he made chains in the Sanctuary, and put them on the tops of the pillars; and he made a hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.

New American Standard 1977
And he made chains in the inner sanctuary, and placed them on the tops of the pillars; and he made one hundred pomegranates and placed them on the chains.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he made chains, as in the oracle, and put them on the heads of the pillars and made one hundred pomegranates and put them on the chains.

King James 2000 Bible
And he made chains, as in the inner sanctuary, and put them on the tops of the pillars; and made a hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.

American King James Version
And he made chains, as in the oracle, and put them on the heads of the pillars; and made an hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.

American Standard Version
And he made chains in the oracle, and put them on the tops of the pillars; and he made a hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he made chains, as in the oracle, and put them on the heads of the pillars; and he made a hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He made also as it were little chains in the oracle, and he put them on the heads of the pillars: and a hundred pomegranates, which he put between the little chains.

Darby Bible Translation
And he made chains [as] in the oracle, and he put them on the top of the pillars; and he made a hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.

English Revised Version
And he made chains in the oracle, and put them on the tops of the pillars; and he made an hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he made chains, as in the oracle, and put them on the heads of the pillars; and made a hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.

World English Bible
He made chains in the oracle, and put [them] on the tops of the pillars; and he made one hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.

Young's Literal Translation
And he maketh chains in the oracle, and putteth on the heads of the pillars, and maketh a hundred pomegranates, and putteth on the chains.
Study Bible
The Veil and Pillars
15In front of the temple he made two pillars, which together were thirty-five cubits high, each with a capital on top measuring five cubits. 16He made interwoven chains and put them on top of the pillars. He made a hundred pomegranates and fastened them into the chainwork. 17Then he set up the pillars in front of the temple, one on the south and one on the north. The pillar on the south he named Jachin, and the pillar on the north he named Boaz.…
Cross References
1 Kings 7:20
On the capitals of both pillars, just above the rounded projection next to the network, were the two hundred pomegranates in rows encircling each capital.

2 Chronicles 3:15
In front of the temple he made two pillars, which together were thirty-five cubits high, each with a capital on top measuring five cubits.

2 Chronicles 3:17
Then he set up the pillars in front of the temple, one on the south and one on the north. The pillar on the south he named Jachin, and the pillar on the north he named Boaz.

Treasury of Scripture

And he made chains, as in the oracle, and put them on the heads of the pillars; and made an hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.

chains

1 Kings 6:21
So Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold: and he made a partition by the chains of gold before the oracle; and he overlaid it with gold.

an hundred

1 Kings 7:20
And the chapiters upon the two pillars had pomegranates also above, over against the belly which was by the network: and the pomegranates were two hundred in rows round about upon the other chapiter.







Lexicon
He made
וַיַּ֤עַשׂ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

interwoven
בַּדְּבִ֔יר (bad·də·ḇîr)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1687: Perhaps (a place of) speaking (the innermost room of Solomon's temple)

chains
שַׁרְשְׁרוֹת֙ (šar·šə·rō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8333: A chain, a garland

and put them
וַיִּתֵּ֖ן (way·yit·tên)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

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

top
רֹ֣אשׁ (rōš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7218: The head

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

He made
וַיַּ֤עַשׂ (way·ya·‘aś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

a hundred
מֵאָ֔ה (mê·’āh)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3967: A hundred

pomegranates
רִמּוֹנִים֙ (rim·mō·w·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7416: A pomegranate, the tree, the fruit

and fastened them
וַיִּתֵּ֖ן (way·yit·tên)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

into the chainwork.
בַּֽשַּׁרְשְׁרֽוֹת׃ (baš·šar·šə·rō·wṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8333: A chain, a garland
(16) And he made chains, as in the oracle.--Heb., And he made chainwork in the oracle, or chancel, which is clearly corrupt. But if we read kad-debir for bad-debir, an infinitesimal change in Hebrew writing, we get the sense which our version suggests: And he made chainwork as in the chancel. It is true that the sacred writer has not told us that the walls of the Holy of Holies were so ornamented, but in 2Chronicles 3:5 he states it of the great hall or holy place, and 1Kings 6:29 declares that the whole house was adorned with mural carvings. It was quite natural to write, "and he made chainwork as in the oracle," assuming that such decorations really existed in the inner chamber. There seems therefore to be no need to alter debir into rabid, ("collar") as most commentators have done, although the change is very slight in Hebrew writing. The LXX. had the present Hebrew text, but, apparently, not understanding it transliterated the Hebrew words: "He made serseroth in the dabir." So Vulg., "as it were chainlets in the oracle." The Syriac and Arabic have "and he made chains of fifty cubits."

An hundred pomegranates.--So Jeremiah 52:23. (See 1Kings 7:20; 1Kings 7:42, from which it appears that there were altogether four hundred pomegranates, viz., an upper and lower row of one hundred each upon the chainwork of each pillar. So 2Chronicles 4:13.)

Verse 16. - Chains, as in the oracle. Though the writer of Chronicles has not in this description mentioned any chains as appertaining to the oracle, yet they are mentioned in the parallel. The selection of what is said has in our present text so much the appearance of haste, that this may account for the abrupt appearance of the allusion here. Otherwise the words, "in the oracle," tempt us to fear some corruptness of text, scarcely safely removed by Bertheau's suggestion to substitute רְבִיד ("ring") for דְבִיר ("oracle"). An hundred pomegranates (comp. 2 Chronicles 4:13; 1 Kings 7:15, 18, 20). These passages indicate that the total number of pomegranates was two hundred for each pillar. 3:1-17 The building of the temple. - There is a more particular account of the building of the temple in #1Ki 6". It must be in the place David had prepared, not only which he had purchased, but which he had fixed on by Divine direction. Full instructions enable us to go about our work with certainty and to proceed therein with comfort. Blessed be God, the Scriptures are enough to render the man of God thoroughly furnished for every good work. Let us search the Scriptures daily, beseeching the Lord to enable us to understand, believe, and obey his word, that our work and our way may be made plain, and that all may be begun, continued, and ended in him. Beholding God, in Christ, his true Temple, more glorious than that of Solomon's, may we become a spiritual house, a habitation of God through the Spirit.
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