But Nebuzaradan left behind1 the rest of the poorest people of the land to work the vineyards and fields.
The Babylonians broke up the bronze pillars,2 the movable stands3 and the bronze Sea4 that were at the temple of the LORD and they carried all the bronze to Babylon.518
They also took away the pots, shovels, wick trimmers, sprinkling bowls,6 dishes and all the bronze articles used in the temple service.719
The commander of the imperial guard took away the basins, censers,8 sprinkling bowls, pots, lampstands,9 dishes10 and bowls used for drink offerings11--all that were made of pure gold or silver.1220
The bronze from the two pillars, the Sea and the twelve bronze bulls13 under it, and the movable stands, which King Solomon had made for the temple of the LORD, was more than could be weighed.1421
Each of the pillars was eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits in circumferencea; each was four fingers thick, and hollow.1522
The bronze capital16 on top of the one pillar was five cubitsb high and was decorated with a network and pomegranates17 of bronze all around. The other pillar, with its pomegranates, was similar.
There were ninety-six pomegranates on the sides; the total number of pomegranates18 above the surrounding network was a hundred.1924
The commander of the guard took as prisoners Seraiah20 the chief priest, Zephaniah21 the priest next in rank and the three doorkeepers.2225
Of those still in the city, he took the officer in charge of the fighting men, and seven royal advisers. He also took the secretary23 who was chief officer in charge of conscripting the people of the land and sixty of his men who were found in the city.
Nebuzaradan24 the commander took them all and brought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah.