2 Chronicles 4 TNIV

The Temple's Furnishings

4:2-6,10-5:1pp -- 1Ki 7:23-26,38-51

1 He made a bronze altar1 twenty cubits long, twenty cubits wide and ten cubits high.a

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    • a 4:1 - That is, about 30 feet long and wide and 15 feet high or about 9 meters long and wide and 4.5 meters high
      2 He made the Sea2 of cast metal, circular in shape, measuring ten cubits from rim to rim and five cubitsb high. It took a line of thirty cubitsc to measure around it.

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

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            • d 4:3 - That is, about 18 inches or about 45 centimeters
              4 The Sea stood on twelve bulls, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south and three facing east.3 The Sea rested on top of them, and their hindquarters were toward the center.

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

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                • e 4:5 - That is, about 3 inches or about 7.5 centimeters
                • f 4:5 - That is, about 18,000 gallons or about 66,000 liters
                  6 He then made ten basins4 for washing and placed five on the south side and five on the north. In them the things to be used for the burnt offerings5 were rinsed, but the Sea was to be used by the priests for washing.

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                  7 He made ten gold lampstands6 according to the specifications7 for them and placed them in the temple, five on the south side and five on the north.

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                  8 He made ten tables8 and placed them in the temple, five on the south side and five on the north. He also made a hundred gold sprinkling bowls.9

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                  9 He made the courtyard10 of the priests, and the large court and the doors for the court, and overlaid the doors with bronze.

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                  10 He placed the Sea on the south side, at the southeast corner.
                  11 And Huram also made the pots and shovels and sprinkling bowls. So Huram finished11 the work he had undertaken for King Solomon in the temple of God:

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                  12 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;
                  13 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);
                  14 the stands12 with their basins;

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                  15 the Sea and the twelve bulls under it;
                  16 the pots, shovels, meat forks and all related articles. All the objects that Huram-Abi13 made for King Solomon for the temple of the LORD were of polished bronze.

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                  17 The king had them cast in clay molds in the plain of the Jordan between Sukkoth14 and Zarethan.g

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                    • g 4:17 - Hebrew "Zeredatha," a variant of "Zarethan"
                      18 All these things that Solomon made amounted to so much that the weight of the bronze15 could not be calculated.

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                      19 Solomon also made all the furnishings that were in God's temple: the golden altar; the tables16 on which was the bread of the Presence;

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                      20 the lampstands17 of pure gold with their lamps, to burn in front of the inner sanctuary as prescribed;

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                      21 the gold floral work and lamps and tongs (they were solid gold);
                      22 the pure gold wick trimmers, sprinkling bowls, dishes18 and censers;19 and the gold doors of the temple: the inner doors to the Most Holy Place and the doors of the main hall.

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