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

King James Bible
And the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, made he of gold, and that perfect gold;

Darby Bible Translation
and the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, of gold (it was perfect gold);

World English Bible
and the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, of gold, and that perfect gold;

Young's Literal Translation
and the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs of gold -- it is the perfection of gold;

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And the flowers, and the lamps - Probably each branch of the chandelier was made like a plant in flower, and the opening of the flower was either the lamp, or served to support it.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the flowers Probably each branch of the chandelier was made like a plant in flower; and the opening of the flower was either the lamp, or served to support it.

2 Chronicles 4:5 And the thickness of it was an handbreadth, and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies...

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

Exodus 37:20 And in the candlestick were four bowls made like almonds, his knops, and his flowers:

1 Kings 6:18,29,35 And the cedar of the house within was carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen...

perfect gold [heb] perfections of gold. That is, the purest and best gold.

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

2 Chronicles 4:22
the pure gold wick trimmers, sprinkling bowls, dishes and censers; and the gold doors of the temple: the inner doors to the Most Holy Place and the doors of the main hall.

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