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22 The work on the pillars was finished with a lily design on top of the pillars.

The Bronze Sea

23 Hiram[a] also made a sea of cast metal ten cubits[b] from brim to brim, circular in shape and five cubits[c] and 30 cubits[d] in its inner circumference. 24 Under the brim, completely encircling it, were two rows of gourds inlaid as part of the original casting, ten to a cubit.[e]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 7:23 Lit. He
  2. 1 Kings 7:23 I.e. about fifteen feet; a cubit was about eighteen inches
  3. 1 Kings 7:23 I.e. about seven and a half feet; a cubit was about eighteen inches
  4. 1 Kings 7:23 I.e. 45 feet; a cubit was about eighteen inches
  5. 1 Kings 7:24 I.e. ten in each one and a half feet; a cubit was about eighteen inches

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