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1 Kings 7:18-28 (Holman Christian Standard)

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18 He made the pillars with two encircling rows of pomegranates on the one grating to cover the capital on top; he did the same for the second capital. 19 And the capitals on top of the pillars in the portico were shaped like lilies, six feeta [high]. 20 The capitals on the two pillars were also immediately above the rounded surface next to the grating, and 200 pomegranates were in rows encircling eachb capital. 21 He set up the pillars at the portico of the sanctuary: he set up the right pillar and named it Jachin;c then he set up the left pillar and named it Boaz.d 22 The tops of the pillars were shaped like lilies. Then the work of the pillars was completed.e

The Reservoir

23 He made the cast [metal] reservoir,f 15 feetg from brim to brim, perfectly round. It was seven and a half feeth high and 45 feeti in circumference. 24 [Ornamental] gourds encircled it below the brim, 10 every half yard,j completely encircling the reservoir. The gourds were cast in two rows when the reservoir was cast. 25 It stood on 12 oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east. The reservoir was on top of them and all their hindquarters were toward the center. 26 The reservoir was three inchesk thick, and its rim was fashioned like the brim of a cup or of a lily blossom. It held 11,000 gallons.lm

The Bronze Water Carts

27 Then he made 10 bronze water carts.n Each water cart was six feeto long, six feetp wide, and four and a half feetq high. 28 This was the design of the carts: They had frames; the frames were between the cross-pieces,
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