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

References for 1 Kings 7:23

    • ‚ 7:23 - That is, about 45 feet or about 14 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, 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.

      References for 1 Kings 7:25

      26 It was a handbreadthb in thickness, and its rim was like the rim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It held two thousand baths.c

      References for 1 Kings 7:26

        • ƒ 7:26 - That is, about 3 inches or about 7.5 centimeters
        • „ 7:26 - That is, about 12,000 gallons or about 44,000 liters; the Septuagint does not have this sentence.