1 Kings 7:15-22 NIV

15 He cast two bronze pillars,1 each eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits around,a by line.

References for 1 Kings 7:15

    • h 7:15 - That is, about 27 feet (about 8.1 meters) high and 18 feet (about 5.4 meters) around
      16 He also made two capitals2 of cast bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; each capital was five cubitsb high.

      References for 1 Kings 7:16

        • i 7:16 - That is, about 7 1/2 feet (about 2.3 meters); also in verse 23
          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.

          References for 1 Kings 7:18

            • j 7:18 - Two Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts "made the pillars, and there were two rows"
            • k 7:18 - Many Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts "pomegranates"
              19 The capitals on top of the pillars in the portico were in the shape of lilies, four cubitse high.

              References for 1 Kings 7:19

                • l 7:19 - That is, about 6 feet (about 1.8 meters); also in verse 38
                  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.

                  References for 1 Kings 7:20

                  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

                  References for 1 Kings 7:21

                    • m 7:21 - "Jakin" probably means "he establishes."
                    • n 7:21 - "Boaz" probably means "in him is strength."
                      22 The capitals on top were in the shape of lilies. And so the work on the pillars5 was completed.

                      References for 1 Kings 7:22