The Bible in Its Traditions

2 Chronicles 4:1–22

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Moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits the height thereof.

And he made a brazen altar, the length of it twenty cubits, and the breadth twenty cubits, and the height ten cubits.

Also, he made a brass altar of twenty cubits in length, and of twenty cubits in width, and of ten cubits in height,

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Also he made the molten sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, round in compass, and the height thereof was five cubits; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.

And he made the molten sea, in diameter ten cubits, entirely round, and the height of it five cubits, and the circumference thirty cubits.

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And under it was the similitude of oxen, which did compass it round about, for ten cubits, compassing the sea round about. The oxen were in two rows, cast when it was cast.

And it stood upon twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing south, three facing west, and three facing east; and the sea was set above them, and their hinder parts were inward.

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It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east; and the sea was set upon them above, and all their hinder parts were inward.

wherein they made them twelve calves, —three looking northwards, and three westwards, and three southwards, and three eastwards: and the sea was upon them above, and their hinder parts were inward.

And the thickness of it was a handbreadth, and its brim was round like the brim of a cup, very beautiful.

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And it was a handbreadth thick; and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily: it received and held three thousand baths.

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He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand, and five on the left, to wash in them; such things as belonged to the burnt-offering they washed in them; but the sea was for the priests to wash in.

Also, he made ten basins. And he placed five on the right, and five on the left, so that they might wash in them all the things that they were to offer as holocausts. But the priests were to be washed in the sea.

And he made ten lavers of brass, and put five on the right hand and five on the left, so that the priests might wash their hands and their feet in them.

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And he made the ten candlesticks of gold according to the ordinance concerning them; and he set them in the temple, five on the right hand, and five on the left.

Then he also made ten gold lampstands, according to the form by which they had been ordered to be made. And he set them in the temple, five on the right, and five on the left.

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He made also ten tables, and placed them in the temple, five on the right side, and five on the left. And he made a hundred basins of gold.

And he made ten tables, and put them in the temple, five on the right hand, and five on the left: and he made a hundred golden bowls.

Moreover, there were also ten tables. And he placed them in the temple, five on the right, and five on the left. Also, there were one hundred gold bowls.

Furthermore he made the court of the priests, and the great court, and doors for the court, and overlaid the doors of them with brass.

Also he made the priests’ court, and the great court, and doors to the court, and their panels were overlaid with brass.

Then too, he made the court of the priests, and a great hall, and doors in the hall, which he covered with brass.

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10  And he set the sea on the right side of the house eastward, toward the south.

10  Now he placed the sea on the right side, facing the east, toward the south.

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11  And Huram made the pots, and the shovels, and the basins. So Huram made an end of doing the work that he wrought for king Solomon in the house of God

11  And Chiram made the fleshhooks, and the fire-pans, and the grate of the altar, and all its instruments: and Chiram finished doing all the work which he wrought for king Solomon in the house of God

11  Then Hiram made cooking pots and hooks and bowls. And he completed every work of the king in the house of God,

12  the two pillars, and the bowls, and the two capitals which were on the top of the pillars; and the two networks to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were on the top of the pillars;

12  two pillars, and upon them an embossed work for the chapiters on the heads of the two pillars, and two nets to cover the heads of the chapiters which are on the heads of the pillars;

12  that is, the two pillars, and the crossbeams, and the heads, and something like a little net, which would cover the heads above the crossbeams,

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13  and the four hundred pomegranates for the two networks: two rows of pomegranates for each network, to cover the two bowls of the capitals that were upon the top of the pillars.

13  and four hundred golden bells for the two nets, and two rows of pomegranates in each net, to cover the two embossed rims of the chapiters which are upon the pillars.

13  and also four hundred pomegranates, and two little nets, so that two rows of pomegranates were joined to each net, which would cover the crossbeams and the heads of the pillars.

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14  He made also the bases, and the lavers made he upon the bases;

14  And he made the ten bases, and he made the lavers upon the bases;

14  He also made bases; and basins that he placed upon the bases;

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15  one sea, and the twelve oxen under it.

15  and the one sea, and the twelve calves under it;

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16  The pots also, and the shovels, and the flesh-hooks, and all the vessels thereof, did Huram his master craftsman make for king Solomon for the house of YHWH of bright brass.

16  and the foot-baths, and the buckets, and the caldrons, and the flesh-hooks, and all their furniture (which Chiram made, and brought to king Solomon in the house of the Lord) of pure brass.

16  and cooking pots and hooks and bowls. Hiram, his father, made all the vessels for Solomon, in the house of the Lord, from the purest brass.

17  In the plain of the Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredah.

17  In the country round about Jordan the king cast them, in the clay ground in the house of Socchoth, and between that and Saredatha.

17  The king cast these in the region near the Jordan, in the clay soil between Succoth and Zeredah.

18  Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance; for the weight of the brass could not be found out.

18  So Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance, for the quantity of brass failed not.

18  Now the multitude of the vessels was innumerable, so much so that the weight of the brass was unknown.

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19  And Solomon made all the vessels that were in the house of God, the golden altar also, and the tables whereon was the showbread;

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20  and the candlesticks with their lamps, that they should burn according to the ordinance before the Sanctuary, of pure gold;

20  also the candlesticks, and the lamps to give light according to the pattern, and in front of the oracle, of pure gold.

20  Moreover the candlesticks with their lamps, that they should burn after the manner before the oracle, of pure gold;

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21  and the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, of gold, and that perfect gold;

21  And their snuffers, and their lamps were made, and he made the bowls, and the censers, and the fire-pans, of pure gold.

21  and certain flowers, and lamps, and gold tongs. All these were made from the purest gold.

22  and the snuffers, and the basins, and the pans, and the fire-pans, of pure gold. And as for the entry of the house, the inner doors thereof for the most holy place, and the doors of the house, that is, of the temple, were of gold.

22  And there was the inner door of the house opening into the holy of holies, and he made the inner doors of the temple of gold. So all the work which Solomon wrought for the house of the Lord was finished.

22  Also, the vessels for the perfumes, and the censers, and the bowls, and the little mortars were from the purest gold. And he engraved the doors of the inner temple, that is, for the Holy of Holies. And the doors of the outer temple were of gold. And so, every work was completed that Solomon made in the house of the Lord.