1 Kings 7:28

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 7:28  (King James Version)
And the work of the bases was on this manner: they had borders, and the borders were between the ledges:

bases was on
It seems evident that these bases or pedestals rose with steps, and that the ornaments mentioned in the next verse appeared in front, forming so many entablatures. But the description of these bases is very difficult to comprehend: many of the original words are seldom, if at all, used elsewhere; and it would be impossible to give an explanation of each particular, without a labour and prolixity disproportioned to its importance to us.