1 Kings 7:13-51 ESV

The Temple Furnishings

13 And King Solomon sent and brought 1Hiram from Tyre.

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14 He was the son of a widow of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in bronze. And 2he was full of wisdom, understanding, and skill for making any work in bronze. He came to King Solomon and did all his work.

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15 3He cast 4two pillars of bronze. 5Eighteen cubits was the height of one pillar, and a line of twelve cubits measured its circumference. It was hollow, and its thickness was four fingers. The second pillar was the same.a

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    • | 7:15 - Targum, Syriac (compare Septuagint and Jeremiah 52:21); Hebrew fingers. And a line of twelve cubits measured the circumference of the second pillar
      16 He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on the tops of the pillars. The height of the one capital was five cubits, and 6the height of the other capital was five cubits.

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        • 234 7:16 - [See ver. 15 above]
          17 There were lattices of checker work with wreaths of chain work for the capitals on the tops of the pillars, a latticeb for the one capital and a lattice for the other capital.

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            • } 7:17 - Septuagint; Hebrew seven; twice in this verse
              18 Likewise he made pomegranatesc in two rows around the one latticework to cover the capital that was on the top of the pillar, and he did the same with the other capital.

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                • ~ 7:18 - Two manuscripts (compare Septuagint); Hebrew pillars
                  19 Now the capitals that were on the tops of the pillars in the vestibule were of lily-work, four cubits.
                  20 The capitals were on the two pillars and also above the rounded projection which was beside the latticework. There were 7two hundred pomegranates in two rows all around, and so with the other capital.

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                  21 8He set up the pillars at the vestibule of the temple. He set up the pillar on the south and called its name Jachin, and he set up the pillar on the north and called its name Boaz.

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                  22 And on the tops of the pillars was lily-work. Thus the work of the pillars was finished.
                  23 9Then he made 10the sea of cast metal. It was round, ten cubits from brim to brim, and five cubits high, and a line of thirty cubits measured its circumference.

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                  24 Under its brim were 11gourds, for ten cubits, compassing the sea all around. The gourds were in two rows, cast with it when it was cast.

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                  25 It stood on 12twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east. The sea was set on them, and all their rear parts were inward.

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                  26 Its thickness was a handbreadth,d and its brim was made like the brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily. It held two thousand baths.e

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                    •  7:26 - A handbreadth was about 3 inches or 7.5 centimeters
                    • € 7:26 - A bath was about 6 gallons or 22 liters
                      27 He also made the 13ten stands of bronze. Each stand was four cubits long, four cubits wide, and three cubits high.

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                      28 This was the construction of the stands: they had panels, and the panels were set in the frames,
                      29 and on the panels that were set in the frames were lions, oxen, and cherubim. On the frames, both above and below the lions and oxen, there were wreaths of beveled work.
                      30 Moreover, each stand had four bronze wheels and axles of bronze, and at the four corners were supports for a basin. The supports were cast with wreaths at the side of each.
                      31 Its opening was within a crown that projected upward one cubit. Its opening was round, as a pedestal is made, a cubit and a half deep. At its opening there were carvings, and its panels were square, not round.
                      32 And the four wheels were underneath the panels. The axles of the wheels were of one piece with the stands, and the height of a wheel was a cubit and a half.
                      33 The wheels were made like a chariot wheel; their axles, their rims, their spokes, and their hubs were all cast.
                      34 There were four supports at the four corners of each stand. The supports were of one piece with the stands.
                      35 And on the top of the stand there was a round band half a cubit high; and on the top of the stand its stays and its panels were of one piece with it.
                      36 And on the surfaces of its stays and on its panels, he carved cherubim, lions, and palm trees, according to the space of each, with wreaths all around.
                      37 After this manner he made 14the ten stands. All of them were cast alike, of the same measure and the same form.

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                        • 242 7:37 - [See ver. 27 above]
                          38 And he made 15ten basins of bronze. Each basin held forty baths, each basin measured four cubits, and there was a basin for each of the ten stands.

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                          39 And he set the stands, five on the south side of the house, and five on the north side of the house. And he set the sea at the southeast corner of the house.
                          40 16Hiram also made 17the pots, the shovels, and the basins. So Hiram finished all the work that he did for King Solomon on the house of the LORD:

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                              41 the two pillars, the two bowls of the capitals that were on the tops of the pillars, and the two 18latticeworks to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on the tops of the pillars;

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                                • 246 7:41 - ver. 17, 18
                                  42 and the 19four hundred pomegranates for the two latticeworks, two rows of pomegranates for each latticework, to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on the pillars;

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                                    • 247 7:42 - [ver. 20]
                                      43 the ten stands, and the ten basins on the stands;
                                      44 and 20the one sea, and the twelve oxen underneath the sea.

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                                        • 248 7:44 - ver. 23, 25
                                          45 Now 21the pots, the shovels, and the basins, all these vessels in the house of the LORD, which Hiram made for King Solomon, were of burnished bronze.

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                                          46 In the plain of the Jordan the king cast them, in the clay ground between 22Succoth and 23Zarethan.

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                                          47 And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, because there were so many of them; 24the weight of the bronze was not ascertained.

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                                          48 So Solomon made all the vessels that were in the house of the LORD: 25the golden altar, 26the golden table for 27the bread of the Presence,

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                                          49 28the lampstands of pure gold, five on the south side and five on the north, before the inner sanctuary; 29the flowers, the lamps, and the tongs, of gold;

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                                          50 the cups, snuffers, basins, dishes for incense, and 30fire pans, of pure gold; and the sockets of gold, for the doors of the innermost part of the house, 31the Most Holy Place, and for the doors of the nave of the temple.

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                                          51 Thus all the work that King Solomon did on the house of the LORD was finished. And Solomon brought in 32the things that David his father had dedicated, the silver, the gold, and the vessels, and stored them in the treasuries of the house of the LORD.

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