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1 Kings 7:13-51

MSG 13 King Solomon sent to Tyre and asked Hiram (not the king; another Hiram) to come. NIV 13 King Solomon sent to Tyre and brought Huram, MSG 14 Hiram's mother was a widow from the tribe of Naphtali. His father was a Tyrian and a master worker in bronze. Hiram was a real artist - he could do anything with bronze. He came to King Solomon and did all the bronze work. NIV 14 whose mother was a widow from the tribe of Naphtali and whose father was a man of Tyre and a craftsman in bronze. Huram was highly skilled and experienced in all kinds of bronze work. He came to King Solomon and did all the work assigned to him. MSG 15 First he cast two pillars in bronze, each twenty-seven feet tall and eighteen feet in circumference. NIV 15 He cast two bronze pillars, each eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits around, by line. MSG 16 He then cast two capitals in bronze to set on the pillars; each capital was seven and a half feet high NIV 16 He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; each capital was five cubits high. MSG 17 and flared at the top in the shape of a lily. Each capital was dressed with an elaborate filigree of seven braided chains and a double row of two hundred pomegranates, setting the pillars off magnificently. NIV 17 A network of interwoven chains festooned the capitals on top of the pillars, seven for each capital. MSG 18 NIV 18 He made pomegranates in two rows encircling each network to decorate the capitals on top of the pillars. He did the same for each capital. MSG 19 NIV 19 The capitals on top of the pillars in the portico were in the shape of lilies, four cubits high. MSG 20 NIV 20 On the capitals of both pillars, above the bowl-shaped part next to the network, were the two hundred pomegranates in rows all around. MSG 21 He set the pillars up in the entrance porch to The Temple; the pillar to the south he named Security (Jachin) and the pillar to the north Stability (Boaz). NIV 21 He erected the pillars at the portico of the temple. The pillar to the south he named Jakin and the one to the north Boaz. MSG 22 The capitals were in the shape of lilies. NIV 22 The capitals on top were in the shape of lilies. And so the work on the pillars was completed. MSG 23 Hiram's next project was to make the Sea - an immense round basin of cast metal fifteen feet in diameter, seven and a half feet tall, and forty-five feet in circumference. NIV 23 He made the Sea of cast metal, circular in shape, measuring ten cubits from rim to rim and five cubits high. It took a line of thirty cubits to measure around it. MSG 24 Just under the rim there were two bands of decorative gourds, ten gourds to each foot and a half. The gourds were cast in one piece with the Sea. NIV 24 Below the rim, gourds encircled it--ten to a cubit. The gourds were cast in two rows in one piece with the Sea. MSG 25 The Sea was set on twelve bulls, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east; the bulls faced outward supporting the Sea on their hindquarters. NIV 25 The Sea stood on twelve bulls, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south and three facing east. The Sea rested on top of them, and their hindquarters were toward the center. MSG 26 The Sea was three inches thick and flared at the rim like a cup, or like a lily. It held about 11,500 gallons. NIV 26 It was a handbreadth in thickness, and its rim was like the rim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It held two thousand baths. MSG 27 Hiram also made ten washstands of bronze. Each was six feet square and four and a half feet tall. NIV 27 He also made ten movable stands of bronze; each was four cubits long, four wide and three high. MSG 28 They were made like this: Panels were fastened to the uprights. NIV 28 This is how the stands were made: They had side panels attached to uprights. MSG 29 Lions, bulls, and cherubim were represented on the panels and uprights. Beveled wreath-work bordered the lions and bulls above and below. NIV 29 On the panels between the uprights were lions, bulls and cherubim--and on the uprights as well. Above and below the lions and bulls were wreaths of hammered work. MSG 30 Each stand was mounted on four bronze wheels with bronze axles. The uprights were cast with decorative relief work. NIV 30 Each stand had four bronze wheels with bronze axles, and each had a basin resting on four supports, cast with wreaths on each side. MSG 31 Each stand held a basin on a circular engraved support a foot and a half deep set on a pedestal two and a quarter feet square. The washstand itself was square. NIV 31 On the inside of the stand there was an opening that had a circular frame one cubit deep. This opening was round, and with its basework it measured a cubit and a half. Around its opening there was engraving. The panels of the stands were square, not round. MSG 32 The axles were attached under the stand and the wheels fixed to them. The wheels were twenty-seven inches in diameter; NIV 32 The four wheels were under the panels, and the axles of the wheels were attached to the stand. The diameter of each wheel was a cubit and a half. MSG 33 they were designed like chariot wheels. Everything - axles, rims, spokes, and hubs - was of cast metal. NIV 33 The wheels were made like chariot wheels; the axles, rims, spokes and hubs were all of cast metal. MSG 34 There was a handle at the four corners of each washstand, the handles cast in one piece with the stand. NIV 34 Each stand had four handles, one on each corner, projecting from the stand. MSG 35 At the top of the washstand there was a ring about nine inches deep. The uprights and handles were cast with the stand. NIV 35 At the top of the stand there was a circular band half a cubit deep. The supports and panels were attached to the top of the stand. MSG 36 Everything and every available surface was engraved with cherubim, lions, and palm trees, bordered by arabesques. NIV 36 He engraved cherubim, lions and palm trees on the surfaces of the supports and on the panels, in every available space, with wreaths all around. MSG 37 The washstands were identical, all cast in the same mold. NIV 37 This is the way he made the ten stands. They were all cast in the same molds and were identical in size and shape. MSG 38 He also made ten bronze washbasins, each six feet in diameter with a capacity of 230 gallons, one basin for each of the ten washstands. NIV 38 He then made ten bronze basins, each holding forty baths and measuring four cubits across, one basin to go on each of the ten stands. MSG 39 He arranged five stands on the south side of The Temple and five on the north. The Sea was placed at the southeast corner of The Temple. NIV 39 He placed five of the stands on the south side of the temple and five on the north. He placed the Sea on the south side, at the southeast corner of the temple. MSG 40 Hiram then fashioned the various utensils: buckets and shovels and bowls. Hiram completed all the work he set out to do for King Solomon on The Temple of God: NIV 40 He also made the basins and shovels and sprinkling bowls. So Huram finished all the work he had undertaken for King Solomon in the temple of the LORD: MSG 41 two pillars; two capitals on top of the pillars; two decorative filigrees for the capitals; NIV 41 the two pillars; the two bowl-shaped capitals on top of the pillars; the two sets of network decorating the two bowl-shaped capitals on top of the pillars; MSG 42 four hundred pomegranates for the two filigrees (a double row of pomegranates for each filigree); NIV 42 the four hundred pomegranates for the two sets of network (two rows of pomegranates for each network, decorating the bowl-shaped capitals on top of the pillars); MSG 43 ten washstands each with its washbasin; one Sea; NIV 43 the ten stands with their ten basins; MSG 44 twelve bulls under the Sea; NIV 44 the Sea and the twelve bulls under it; MSG 45 miscellaneous buckets, shovels, and bowls. NIV 45 the pots, shovels and sprinkling bowls. All these objects that Huram made for King Solomon for the temple of the LORD were of burnished bronze. MSG 46 He cast them in clay in a foundry on the Jordan plain between Succoth and Zarethan. NIV 46 The king had them cast in clay molds in the plain of the Jordan between Succoth and Zarethan. MSG 47 These artifacts were never weighed - there were far too many! Nobody has any idea how much bronze was used. NIV 47 Solomon left all these things unweighed, because there were so many; the weight of the bronze was not determined. MSG 48 Solomon was also responsible for all the furniture and accessories in The Temple of God: the gold Altar; the gold Table that held the Bread of the Presence; NIV 48 Solomon also made all the furnishings that were in the LORD's temple: the golden altar; the golden table on which was the bread of the Presence; MSG 49 the pure gold candelabras, five to the right and five to the left in front of the Inner Sanctuary; the gold flowers, lamps, and tongs; NIV 49 the lampstands of pure gold (five on the right and five on the left, in front of the inner sanctuary); the gold floral work and lamps and tongs; MSG 50 the pure gold dishes, wick trimmers, sprinkling bowls, ladles, and censers; the gold sockets for the doors of the Inner Sanctuary, the Holy of Holies, used also for the doors of the Main Sanctuary. NIV 50 the pure gold basins, wick trimmers, sprinkling bowls, dishes and censers; and the gold sockets for the doors of the innermost room, the Most Holy Place, and also for the doors of the main hall of the temple. MSG 51 That completed all the work King Solomon did on The Temple of God. He then brought in the items consecrated by his father David, the silver and the gold and the artifacts. He placed them all in the treasury of God's Temple. NIV 51 When all the work King Solomon had done for the temple of the LORD was finished, he brought in the things his father David had dedicated--the silver and gold and the furnishings--and he placed them in the treasuries of the LORD's temple.