1 Kings 7:20-30 NIV

20 On the capitals of both pillars, above the bowl-shaped part next to the network, were the two hundred pomegranates1 in rows all around.

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21 He erected the pillars at the portico of the temple. The pillar to the south he named Jakina and the one to the north Boaz.b2

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    • 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 pillars3 was completed.

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      23 He made the Sea4 of cast metal, circular in shape, measuring ten cubitsc from rim to rim and five cubits high. It took a line5 of thirty cubitsd to measure around it.

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        • o 7:23 - That is, about 15 feet (about 4.5 meters)
        • p 7:23 - That is, about 45 feet (about 13.5 meters)
          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,6 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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          26 It was a handbreadthe in thickness, and its rim was like the rim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It held two thousand baths.f

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            • q 7:26 - That is, about 3 inches (about 8 centimeters)
            • r 7:26 - That is, probably about 11,500 gallons (about 44 kiloliters); the Septuagint does not have this sentence.
              27 He also made ten movable stands7 of bronze; each was four cubits long, four wide and three high.g

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                • s 7:27 - That is, about 6 feet (about 1.8 meters) long and wide and about 4 1/2 feet (about 1.3 meters) high
                  28 This is how the stands were made: They had side panels attached to uprights.
                  29 On the panels between the uprights were lions, bulls and cherubim--and on the uprights as well. Above and below the lions and bulls were wreaths of hammered work.
                  30 Each stand8 had four bronze wheels with bronze axles, and each had a basin resting on four supports, cast with wreaths on each side.

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