2 Chronicles 4:2-5 NIV

2 He made the Sea1 of cast metal, circular in shape, measuring ten cubits from rim to rim and five cubitsa high. It took a line of thirty cubitsb to measure around it.

References for 2 Chronicles 4:2

    • b 4:2 - That is, about 7 1/2 feet (about 2.3 meters)
    • c 4:2 - That is, about 45 feet (about 13.5 meters)
      3 Below the rim, figures of bulls encircled it--ten to a cubit.c The bulls were cast in two rows in one piece with the Sea.

      References for 2 Chronicles 4:3

        • d 4:3 - That is, about 1 1/2 feet (about 0.5 meter)
          4 The Sea stood on twelve bulls, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south and three facing east.2 The Sea rested on top of them, and their hindquarters were toward the center.

          References for 2 Chronicles 4:4

          5 It was a handbreadthd in thickness, and its rim was like the rim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It held three thousand baths.e

          References for 2 Chronicles 4:5

            • e 4:5 - That is, about 3 inches (about 8 centimeters)
            • f 4:5 - That is, about 17,500 gallons (about 66 kiloliters)