Now 1KingSolomonsent and broughtHiram from Tyre.
142He was a widow'sson from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in bronze; and 3he was filled with wisdom and understanding and skill for doinganywork in bronze. So he came to KingSolomon and 4performedall his work.
He fashioned5the twopillars of bronze; 6eighteencubits was the height of onepillar, and a line of twelvecubitsameasured the circumference of both.
He also madetwocapitals of moltenbronze to set on the tops of the pillars; the height of the onecapital was fivebcubits and the height of the othercapital was fivecubits.
There were nets of network and twistedthreads of chainwork for the capitalswhich were on the top of the pillars; seven for the onecapital and seven for the othercapital.
So he made the pillars, and tworowsaround on the onenetwork to cover the capitalswhich were on the top of the pomegranates; and so he did for the othercapital.
The capitalswhich were on the top of the pillars in the porch were of lilydesign, fourcubits.
There were capitals on the twopillars, evenabove and close to the croundedprojectionwhich was beside the network; and 7the pomegranates numbered two hundred in rowsarounddbothcapitals.
218Thus he set up the pillars at the 9porch of the nave; and he set up the rightpillar and named it eJachin, and he set up the leftpillar and named it fBoaz.
On the top of the pillars was lilydesign. So the work of the pillars was finished.
2310Now he made the sea of 11cast metal tencubits from brim to brim, circular in form, and its height was fivecubits, and gthirtycubits in circumference .
24Under its brim12gourds went aroundencircling it ten to a cubit, 13completelysurrounding the sea; the gourds were in tworows, casthwith the rest.
2514It stood on twelveoxen, threefacingnorth, threefacingwest, threefacingsouth, and threefacingeast; and the sea was set on top of them, and all their rearparts turned inward.
It was a handbreadththick, and its brim was made like the brim of a cup, as a lilyblossom; it could hold two thousandbaths.
Then 15he made the tenstands of bronze; the length of eachstand was fourcubits and its widthfourcubits and its heightthreecubits.
28This was the design of the stands: they had borders, even bordersbetween the iframes,
and on the borderswhich were between the jframes were lions, oxen and cherubim; and on the kframes there was a pedestalabove , and beneath the lions and oxen were wreaths of hangingwork.
Now eachstand had fourbronzewheels with bronzeaxles, and its fourfeet had supports; beneath the basin were castsupports with wreaths at eachside.
Its openinginside the crown at the top was a cubit, and its opening was round like the design of a pedestal, a cubit and a half; and also on its opening there were engravings, and their borders were square, not round.
The fourwheels were underneath the borders, and the axles of the wheels were on the stand. And the height of a wheel was a cubit and a half.
The workmanship of the wheels was like the workmanship of a chariotwheel. Their axles, their rims, their spokes, and their hubs were allcast.
Now there were foursupports at the fourcorners of eachstand; its supports were part of the stand itself.
On the top of the stand there was a circularformhalf a lcubithigh, and on the top of the stand its mstays and its borders were part of it.
He engraved on the plates of its stays and on its borders, cherubim, lions and palmtrees, according to the clearspace on each, with wreaths all around.
3716He made the tenstands like this: all of them had onecasting, onemeasure and oneform.
3817He madetenbasins of bronze, onebasinheldfortybaths; eachbasin was fourcubits, and on each of the tenstands was onebasin.
Then he set the stands, five on the rightside of the house and five on the leftside of the house; and he set the sea of cast metal on the rightside of the houseeastwardtoward the south.
Now Hirammade the basins and the shovels and the bowls. So Hiramfinisheddoingall the workwhich he performed for KingSolomon in the house of the LORD:
the twopillars and the two bowls of the capitalswhich were on the top of the 18twopillars, and the twonetworks to cover the twobowls of the capitalswhich were on the top of the pillars;
and the 19fourhundredpomegranates for the twonetworks, tworows of pomegranates for eachnetwork to cover the twobowls of the capitalswhich were on the tops of the pillars;
and the tenstands with the tenbasins on the stands;
and 20the onesea and the twelveoxenunder the sea;
and 21the pails and the shovels and the bowls; even alltheseutensilswhichHirammade for KingSolomon in the house of the LORD were of polishedbronze.
4622In the plain of the Jordan the kingcast them, in the claygroundbetween23Succoth and 24Zarethan.
47Solomonleftall the utensils unweighed, because they were toomany; 25the weight of the bronze could not be ascertained.
48Solomonmadeall the furniturewhich was in the house of the LORD: 26the goldenaltar and the goldentable on which was the 27bread of the Presence;
and the lampstands, five on the rightside and five on the left, in front of the innersanctuary, of puregold; and 28the flowers and the lamps and the tongs, of gold;
and the cups and the snuffers and the bowls and the spoons and the 29firepans, of puregold; and the hinges both for the doors of the innerhouse, the mostholyplace, and for the doors of the house, that is, of the nave, of gold.
5130Thus all the work that KingSolomonperformed in the house of the LORD was finished. And 31Solomonbrought in the thingsdedicated by his fatherDavid, the silver and the gold and the utensils, and he put them in the treasuries of the house of the LORD.