2 Chronicles 4:1-6 NIV

The Temple's Furnishings

4:2-6,10-5:1pp -- 1Ki 7:23-26,38-51

1 He made a bronze altar1 twenty cubits long, twenty cubits wide and ten cubits high.a

References for 2 Chronicles 4:1

    • a 4:1 - That is, about 30 feet (about 9 meters) long and wide, and about 15 feet (about 4.5 meters) high
      2 He made the Sea2 of cast metal, circular in shape, measuring ten cubits from rim to rim and five cubitsb high. It took a line of thirty cubitsc to measure around it.

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        • b 4:2 - That is, about 7 1/2 feet (about 2.3 meters)
        • c 4:2 - That is, about 45 feet (about 13.5 meters)
          3 Below the rim, figures of bulls encircled it--ten to a cubit.d The bulls were cast in two rows in one piece with the Sea.

          References for 2 Chronicles 4:3

            • d 4:3 - That is, about 1 1/2 feet (about 0.5 meter)
              4 The Sea stood on twelve bulls, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south and three facing east.3 The Sea rested on top of them, and their hindquarters were toward the center.

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              5 It was a handbreadthe in thickness, and its rim was like the rim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It held three thousand baths.f

              References for 2 Chronicles 4:5

                • e 4:5 - That is, about 3 inches (about 8 centimeters)
                • f 4:5 - That is, about 17,500 gallons (about 66 kiloliters)
                  6 He then made ten basins4 for washing and placed five on the south side and five on the north. In them the things to be used for the burnt offerings5 were rinsed, but the Sea was to be used by the priests for washing.

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