And kingSolomonsent and fetchedHirama out of Tyre.14
He was a widow'sbson of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to kingSolomon, and wrought all his work.15
For he castctwopillars of brass, of eighteencubitshighapiece : and a line of twelvecubits did compasseither of them about .
And he madetwochapiters of moltenbrass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the onechapiter was fivecubits, and the height of the otherchapiter was fivecubits:17
And nets of checkerwork, and wreaths of chainwork, for the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars;seven for the onechapiter, and seven for the otherchapiter.18
And he made the pillars, and tworows round about upon the onenetwork, to cover the chapiters that were upon the top, with pomegranates: and so did he for the otherchapiter.19
And the chapiters that were upon the top of the pillars were of lilywork in the porch,fourcubits.20
And the chapiters upon the twopillars had pomegranates also above, over against the belly which was by the network: and the pomegranates were two hundred in rows round about upon the otherchapiter.21
And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple: and he set up the rightpillar, and called the name thereof Jachin:d and he set up the leftpillar, and called the name thereof Boaz.22
And upon the top of the pillars was lilywork: so was the work of the pillarsfinished .
And he made a moltensea,tencubits from the one brim to the other: it was round all about, and his height was fivecubits: and a line of thirtycubits did compass it round about.24
And under the brim of it round about there were knopscompassing it, ten in a cubit,compassing the sea round about: the knops were cast in tworows, when it was cast .
It stood upon twelveoxen,threelooking toward the north, and threelooking toward the west, and threelooking toward the south, and threelooking toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward.26
And it was an hand breadththick, and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it contained two thousandbaths.27
And he madetenbases of brass;fourcubits was the length of onebase, and fourcubits the breadth thereof, and threecubits the height of it.
And the work of the bases was on this manner: they had borders, and the borders were between the ledges:29
And on the borders that were between the ledges were lions,oxen, and cherubims: and upon the ledges there was a baseabove: and beneath the lions and oxen were certain additions made of thinwork.30
And everybase had fourbrasenwheels, and plates of brass: and the fourcorners thereof had undersetters: under the laver were undersettersmolten , at the side of everyaddition.31
And the mouth of it within the chapiter and above was a cubit: but the mouth thereof was round after the work of the base, a cubit and an half: and also upon the mouth of it were gravings with their borders,foursquare , not round.32
And under the borders were fourwheels; and the axletrees of the wheels were joined to the base: and the height of awheel was a cubit and half a cubit.33
And the work of the wheels was like the work of a chariotwheel: their axletrees, and their naves, and their felloes, and their spokes, were all molten .
And there were fourundersetters to the fourcorners of onebase: and the undersetters were of the very base itself.
And in the top of the base was there a roundcompass of half a cubithigh: and on the top of the base the ledges thereof and the borders thereof were of the same.
For on the plates of the ledges thereof, and on the borders thereof, he gravedcherubims,lions, and palm trees, according to the proportione of every one, and additions round about.37
After this manner he made the tenbases: all of them had onecasting,onemeasure, and onesize.38
Then made he tenlavers of brass:onelavercontainedfortybaths: and everylaver was fourcubits: and upon every one of the tenbasesonelaver.39
And he putfivebases on the rightsidef of the house, and five on the leftside of the house: and he set the sea on the rightside of the houseeastward over against the south.g40
And Hiramhmade the lavers, and the shovels, and the basons. So Hirammade an end of doing all the work that he madekingSolomon for the house of the LORD:41
The twopillars, and the two bowls of the chapiters that were on the top of the twopillars; and the twonetworks, to cover the twobowls of the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars;42
And fourhundredpomegranates for the twonetworks, even tworows of pomegranates for onenetwork, to cover the twobowls of the chapiters that were uponi the pillars;43
And the tenbases, and tenlavers on the bases;44
And onesea, and twelveoxen under the sea;45
And the pots, and the shovels, and the basons: and all these vessels, which Hirammade to kingSolomon for the house of the LORD, were of brightjbrass.