The Babylonians broke up the bronze pillars,1 the movable stands2 and the bronze Sea3 that were at the temple of the LORD and they carried all the bronze to Babylon.418
They also took away the pots, shovels, wick trimmers, sprinkling bowls,5 dishes and all the bronze articles used in the temple service.619
The commander of the imperial guard took away the basins, censers,7 sprinkling bowls, pots, lampstands,8 dishes9 and bowls used for drink offerings10--all that were made of pure gold or silver.1120
The bronze from the two pillars, the Sea and the twelve bronze bulls12 under it, and the movable stands, which King Solomon had made for the temple of the LORD, was more than could be weighed.1321
Each of the pillars was eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits in circumferencea; each was four fingers thick, and hollow.1422
The bronze capital15 on top of the one pillar was five cubitsb high and was decorated with a network and pomegranates16 of bronze all around. The other pillar, with its pomegranates, was similar.
There were ninety-six pomegranates on the sides; the total number of pomegranates17 above the surrounding network was a hundred.1824
The commander of the guard took as prisoners Seraiah19 the chief priest, Zephaniah20 the priest next in rank and the three doorkeepers.2125
Of those still in the city, he took the officer in charge of the fighting men, and seven royal advisers. He also took the secretary22 who was chief officer in charge of conscripting the people of the land and sixty of his men who were found in the city.
Nebuzaradan23 the commander took them all and brought them to the king of Babylon at Riblah.
There at Riblah,24 in the land of Hamath, the king had them executed. So Judah went into captivity, away25 from her land.