15 He cast two bronze pillars, each eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits in circumference.[a]16 He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; each capital was five cubits[b] high.17 A network of interwoven chains adorned the capitals on top of the pillars, seven for each capital.18 He made pomegranates in two rows[c] encircling each network to decorate the capitals on top of the pillars.[d] He did the same for each capital.19 The capitals on top of the pillars in the portico were in the shape of lilies, four cubits[e] high.20 On the capitals of both pillars, above the bowl-shaped part next to the network, were the two hundred pomegranates in rows all around.21 He erected the pillars at the portico of the temple. The pillar to the south he named Jakin[f] and the one to the north Boaz.[g]22 The capitals on top were in the shape of lilies. And so the work on the pillars was completed.
1 Kings 7:15That is, about 27 feet high and 18 feet in circumference or about 8.1 meters high and 5.4 meters in circumference
1 Kings 7:16That is, about 7 1/2 feet or about 2.3 meters; also in verse 23
1 Kings 7:18Two Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts made the pillars, and there were two rows
1 Kings 7:18Many Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts pomegranates
1 Kings 7:19That is, about 6 feet or about 1.8 meters; also in verse 38
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
Upgrade to the best Bible Gateway experience! With Bible Gateway Plus, you gain instant access to a digital Bible study library, including complete notes from the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible and the Believer's Bible Commentary. Try it free for 30 days!