1 Kings 7:23-26 NIV

23 He made the Sea1 of cast metal, circular in shape, measuring ten cubitsa from rim to rim and five cubits high. It took a line2 of thirty cubitsb to measure around it.

References for 1 Kings 7:23

    • 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,3 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 handbreadthc in thickness, and its rim was like the rim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It held two thousand baths.d

      References for 1 Kings 7:26

        • 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.