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15 He cast two pillars of bronze eighteen cubits high each and twelve cubits[a] in circumference. 16 He made two capitals of cast bronze to set on the tops of the pillars. The height of the one capital was five cubits,[b] and the height of the other capital was five cubits. 17 He made lattices of checker work with wreaths of chainwork for the capitals on top of the pillars: seven for one capital and seven for the other.

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  1. 1 Kings 7:15 About 27 feet high and 18 feet in circumference, or 8.1 meters high and 5.4 meters in circumference.
  2. 1 Kings 7:16 About 7½ feet, or 2.3 meters; and in v. 23.