2 Chronicles 4:20
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New International Version
the lampstands of pure gold with their lamps, to burn in front of the inner sanctuary as prescribed;

King James Bible
Moreover the candlesticks with their lamps, that they should burn after the manner before the oracle, of pure gold;

Darby Bible Translation
and the candlesticks with their lamps to burn according to the ordinance before the oracle, of pure gold;

World English Bible
and the lampstands with their lamps, to burn according to the ordinance before the oracle, of pure gold;

Young's Literal Translation
and the candlesticks, and their lamps, for their burning according to the ordinance, before the oracle, of gold refined;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

In the clay ground - See on 1 Kings 7:46 (note). Some suppose that he did not actually cast those instruments at those places, but that he brought the clay from that quarter, as being the most proper for making moulds to cast in.

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the candlesticks

2 Chronicles 4:7 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.

Exodus 25:31-37 And you shall make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls...

burn after

Exodus 27:20,21 And you shall command the children of Israel, that they bring you pure oil olive beaten for the light...

the oracle

1 Kings 6:5,16,17 And against the wall of the house he built chambers round about, against the walls of the house round about...

1 Kings 8:6 And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the LORD to his place, into the oracle of the house, to the most holy place...

Psalm 28:2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry to you, when I lift up my hands toward your holy oracle.

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The Temple and Its Dedication
The long-cherished plan of David to erect a temple to the Lord, Solomon wisely carried out. For seven years Jerusalem was filled with busy workers engaged in leveling the chosen site, in building vast retaining walls, in laying broad foundations,--"great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones,"--in shaping the heavy timbers brought from the Lebanon forests, and in erecting the magnificent sanctuary. 1 Kings 5:17. Simultaneously with the preparation of wood and stone, to which task many thousands
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Chronicles
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 25:31
"Make a lampstand of pure gold. Hammer out its base and shaft, and make its flowerlike cups, buds and blossoms of one piece with them.

2 Chronicles 4:21
the gold floral work and lamps and tongs (they were solid gold);

2 Chronicles 5:7
The priests then brought the ark of the LORD's covenant to its place in the inner sanctuary of the temple, the Most Holy Place, and put it beneath the wings of the cherubim.

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