1 Kings 7:26

Overview - 1 Kings 7
The building of Solomon's house.
Of the house of Lebanon.
Of the porch of pillars.
Of the porch of judgment.
Of the house for Pharaoh's daughter.
13 Hiram's work of the two pillars.
23 Of the molten sea.
27 Of the ten bases.
38 Of the ten lavers,
40 and all the vessels.
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1 Kings 7:26  (King James Version)
And it was an hand breadth thick, and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it contained two thousand baths.

an hand breadth
Jeremiah 52:21

with flowers
19 ; 1 Kings 6:18 1 Kings 6:32 1 Kings 6:35

it contained
This immense laver, called a sea from it magnitude, held, at a moderate computation, 1 Kings 7:16 1 Kings 7:000 ; gallons. Besides this great brazen laver, there were in the temple ten lavers of brass of a less size, which moved on wheels, and were ornamented with the figures of various animals, having, probably, always some relation to the cherubim. These lavers were to hold water for the use of the priests in their sacred office, particularly to wash the victims that were to be offered as a burnt offering, as we learn from 2 ; Ch 4:6 but the brazen sea was for the priests to wash in. The knops are supposed to have been in the form of an ox's head, (2 Ch 4:3 and some think the water flowed out at their mouths.

two thousand
38 ; 2 Chronicles 4:5 ; Ezekiel 45:14