2 Chronicles 4
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1Solomon also made a bronze altar 30 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 15 feet high.1He made a bronze altar twenty cubits long, twenty cubits wide, and ten cubits high.
2Then he cast a great round basin, 15 feet across from rim to rim, called the Sea. It was 7 1/2 feet deep and about 45 feet in circumference.2He also made the Sea of cast metal. It was circular in shape, measuring ten cubits from rim to rim, five cubits in height, and thirty cubits in circumference.
3It was encircled just below its rim by two rows of figures that resembled oxen. There were about six oxen per foot all the way around, and they were cast as part of the basin.3Below the rim, figures of oxen encircled it, ten per cubit all the way around the Sea, cast in two rows as a part of the Sea.
4The Sea was placed on a base of twelve bronze oxen, all facing outward. Three faced north, three faced west, three faced south, and three faced east, and the Sea rested on them.4The Sea stood on twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east. The Sea rested on them, with all their hindquarters toward the center.
5The walls of the Sea were about three inches thick, and its rim flared out like a cup and resembled a water lily blossom. It could hold about 16,500 gallons of water.5It was a handbreadth thick, and its rim was fashioned like the brim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It could hold three thousand baths.
6He also made ten smaller basins for washing the utensils for the burnt offerings. He set five on the south side and five on the north. But the priests washed themselves in the Sea.6He also made ten basins for washing and placed five on the south side and five on the north. The parts of the burnt offering were rinsed in them, but the priests used the Sea for washing.
7He then cast ten gold lampstands according to the specifications that had been given, and he put them in the Temple. Five were placed against the south wall, and five were placed against the north wall.7He made ten gold lampstands according to their specifications and placed them in the temple, five on the south side and five on the north.
8He also built ten tables and placed them in the Temple, five along the south wall and five along the north wall. Then he molded 100 gold basins.8Additionally, he made ten tables and placed them in the temple, five on the south side and five on the north. He also made a hundred gold bowls.
9He then built a courtyard for the priests, and also the large outer courtyard. He made doors for the courtyard entrances and overlaid them with bronze.9He made the courtyard of the priests and the large court with its doors, and he overlaid the doors with bronze.
10The great bronze basin called the Sea was placed near the southeast corner of the Temple.10He put the Sea on the south side, at the southeast corner.
11Huram-abi also made the necessary washbasins, shovels, and bowls. So at last Huram-abi completed everything King Solomon had assigned him to make for the Temple of God:11Additionally, Huram made the pots, shovels, and sprinkling bowls. So Huram finished the work that he had undertaken for King Solomon in the house of God:
12the two pillars; the two bowl-shaped capitals on top of the pillars; the two networks of interwoven chains that decorated the capitals;12the two pillars; the two bowl-shaped capitals atop the pillars; the two sets of network covering both bowls of the capitals atop the pillars;
13the 400 pomegranates that hung from the chains on the capitals (two rows of pomegranates for each of the chain networks that decorated the capitals on top of the pillars);13the four hundred pomegranates for the two sets of network (two rows of pomegranates for each network covering both the bowl-shaped capitals atop the pillars);
14the water carts holding the basins;14the stands; the basins on the stands;
15the Sea and the twelve oxen under it;15the Sea; the twelve oxen underneath the Sea;
16the ash buckets, the shovels, the meat hooks, and all the related articles. Huram-abi made all these things of burnished bronze for the Temple of the LORD, just as King Solomon had directed.16and the pots, shovels, meat forks, and all the other articles. All these objects that Huram-abi made for King Solomon for the house of the LORD were of polished bronze.
17The king had them cast in clay molds in the Jordan Valley between Succoth and Zarethan.17The king had them cast in clay molds in the plain of the Jordan between Succoth and Zeredah.
18Solomon used such great quantities of bronze that its weight could not be determined.18Solomon made all these articles in such great abundance that the weight of the bronze could not be determined.
19Solomon also made all the furnishings for the Temple of God: the gold altar; the tables for the Bread of the Presence;19Solomon also made all the furnishings for the house of God: the golden altar; the tables on which was placed the Bread of the Presence;
20the lampstands and their lamps of solid gold, to burn in front of the Most Holy Place as prescribed;20the lampstands of pure gold and their lamps, to burn in front of the inner sanctuary as prescribed;
21the flower decorations, lamps, and tongs—all of the purest gold;21the flowers, lamps, and tongs of gold—of purest gold;
22the lamp snuffers, bowls, ladles, and incense burners—all of solid gold; the doors for the entrances to the Most Holy Place and the main room of the Temple, overlaid with gold.22the wick trimmers, sprinkling bowls, ladles, and censers of purest gold; and the gold doors of the temple: the inner doors to the Most Holy Place as well as the doors of the main hall.
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