Compare Translations for 2 Chronicles 4:18

2 Chronicles 4:18 ASV
Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be found out.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 BBE
So Solomon made all these vessels, a very great store of them, and the weight of the brass used was not measured.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 CEB
Due to the very large number of objects, Solomon didn't even try to weigh the bronze.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 CJB
Shlomo made so many of these objects that the total weight of the bronze could not be determined.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 RHE
And the multitude of vessels was innumerable, so that the weight of the brass was not known.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 ESV
Solomon made all these things in great quantities, for the weight of the bronze was not sought.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 GW
Solomon made so many of these products that no one tried to determine how much the bronze weighed.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 GNT
So many objects were made that no one determined the total weight of the bronze used.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 HNV
Thus Shlomo made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be found out.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 CSB
Solomon made all these utensils in such great abundance that the weight of the bronze was not determined.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 KJV
Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be found out .
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2 Chronicles 4:18 LEB
Solomon made all these utensils in great abundance, for the weight of the bronze could not be determined.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 NAS
Thus Solomon made all these utensils in great quantities, for the weight of the bronze could not be found out.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 NCV
Solomon had so many things made that the total weight of all the bronze was never known.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 NIRV
Solomon made huge numbers of those articles. There were too many of them to weigh. No one even tried to weigh the bronze they were made out of.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 NIV
All these things that Solomon made amounted to so much that the weight of the bronze was not determined.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 NKJV
And Solomon had all these articles made in such great abundance that the weight of the bronze was not determined.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 NLT
Such great quantities of bronze were used that its weight could not be determined.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 NRS
Solomon made all these things in great quantities, so that the weight of the bronze was not determined.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 RSV
Solomon made all these things in great quantities, so that the weight of the bronze was not ascertained.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 DBY
And Solomon made all these vessels in great number; for the weight of the brass was not ascertained.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 MSG
These artifacts were never weighed - there were far too many! Nobody has any idea how much bronze was used.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 WBT
Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be ascertained.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 TMB
Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance, for the weight of the brass could not be found out.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 TNIV
All these things that Solomon made amounted to so much that the weight of the bronze could not be calculated.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 WEB
Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be found out.
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2 Chronicles 4:18 WYC
Forsooth the multitude of vessels was unnumberable, so that the weight of brass was not known (so that the weight of the bronze was unknown).
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2 Chronicles 4:18 YLT
And Solomon maketh all these vessels in great abundance, that the weight of the brass hath not been searched out.
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2 Chronicles 4 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 4

The furniture of the temple.

- Here is a further account of the furniture of God's house. Both without doors and within, there was that which typified the grace of the gospel, and shadowed out good things to come, of which the substance is Christ. There was the brazen altar. The making of this was not mentioned in the book of Kings. On this all the sacrifices were offered, and it sanctified the gift. The people who worshipped in the courts might see the sacrifices burned. They might thus be led to consider the great Sacrifice, to be offered in the fulness of time, to take away sin, and put an end to death, which the blood of bulls and goats could not possibly do. And, with the smoke of the sacrifices, their hearts might ascend to heaven, in holy desires towards God and his favour. In all our devotions we must keep the eye of faith fixed upon Christ. The furniture of the temple, compared with that of the tabernacle, showed that God's church would be enlarged, and his worshippers multiplied. Blessed be God, there is enough in Christ for all.

2 Chronicles 4 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 4

2 Chronicles 4:1 . ALTAR OF BRASS.

1. he made an altar of brass--Steps must have been necessary for ascending so elevated an altar, but the use of these could be no longer forbidden ( Exodus 20:26 ) after the introduction of an official costume for the priests ( Exodus 28:42 ). It measured thirty-five feet by thirty-five, and in height seventeen and a haft feet. The thickness of the metal used for this altar is nowhere given; but supposing it to have been three inches, the whole weight of the metal would not be under two hundred tons [NAPIER].

2 Chronicles 4:2-5 . MOLTEN SEA.

2. he made a molten as in that passage "knops" occur instead of "oxen." It is generally supposed that the rows of ornamental knops were in the form of ox heads.

3. Two rows of oxen were cast, when it was cast--The meaning is, that the circular basin and the brazen oxen which supported it were all of one piece, being east in one and the same mould. There is a difference in the accounts given of the capacity of this basin, for while in 1 Kings 7:26 it is said that two thousand baths of water could be contained in it, in this passage no less than three thousand are stated. It has been suggested that there is here a statement not merely of the quantity of water which the basin held, but that also which was necessary to work it, to keep it flowing as a fountain; that which was required to fill both it and its accompaniments. In support of this view, it may be remarked that different words are employed: the one in 1 Kings 7:26 rendered contained; the two here rendered, received and held. There was a difference between receiving and holding. When the basin played as a fountain, and all its parts were filled for that purpose, the latter, together with the sea itself, received three thousand baths; but the sea exclusively held only two thousand baths, when its contents were restricted to those of the circular basin. It received and held three thousand baths [CALMET, Fragments].

2 Chronicles 4:6-18 . THE TEN LAVERS, CANDLESTICKS, AND TABLES.

had probably been destroyed. The ten new ones were placed between the porch and the altar, and while the molten sea was for the priests to cleanse their hands and feet, these were intended for washing the sacrifices.

7. ten was not only in conformity with the characteristic splendor of the edifice, but also a standing emblem to the Hebrews, that the growing light of the word was necessary to counteract the growing darkness in the world [LIGHTFOOT].

11. Huram