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1 Kings 7:15-25 (New International Version)

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15 He cast two bronze pillars,1 each eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits around,a by line. 16 He also made two capitals2 of cast bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; each capital was five cubitsb high. 17 A network of interwoven chains festooned the capitals on top of the pillars, seven for each capital. 18 He made pomegranates in two rowsc encircling each network to decorate the capitals on top of the pillars.d He did the same for each capital. 19 The capitals on top of the pillars in the portico were in the shape of lilies, four cubitse high. 20 On the capitals of both pillars, above the bowl-shaped part next to the network, were the two hundred pomegranates3 in rows all around. 21 He erected the pillars at the portico of the temple. The pillar to the south he named Jakinf and the one to the north Boaz.g4 22 The capitals on top were in the shape of lilies. And so the work on the pillars5 was completed. 23 He made the Sea6 of cast metal, circular in shape, measuring ten cubitsh from rim to rim and five cubits high. It took a line7 of thirty cubitsi to measure around it. 24 Below the rim, gourds encircled it--ten to a cubit. The gourds were cast in two rows in one piece with the Sea. 25 The Sea stood on twelve bulls,8 three facing north, three facing west, three facing south and three facing east. The Sea rested on top of them, and their hindquarters were toward the center.
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