2 Chronicles 4:1-6 NIV

The Temple’s Furnishings

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

References for 2 Chronicles 4:1

    • v 4:1 - That is, about 30 feet long and wide and 15 feet high or about 9 meters long and wide and 4.5 meters high
      2 He made the Sea 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.

      References for 2 Chronicles 4:2

        • w 4:2 - That is, about 7 1/2 feet or about 2.3 meters
        • x 4:2 - That is, about 45 feet or about 14 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

            • y 4:3 - That is, about 18 inches or about 45 centimeters
              4 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.

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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

                • z 4:5 - That is, about 3 inches or about 7.5 centimeters
                • { 4:5 - That is, about 18,000 gallons or about 66,000 liters
                  6 He then made ten basins for washing and placed five on the south side and five on the north. In them the things to be used for the burnt offerings were rinsed, but the Sea was to be used by the priests for washing.

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