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22 The capitals on the pillars were shaped like water lilies. And so the work on the pillars was finished.

23 Then Huram cast a great round basin, 15 feet across from rim to rim, called the Sea. It was 7 1⁄2 feet deep and about 45 feet in circumference.[a] 24 It was encircled just below its rim by two rows of decorative gourds. There were about six gourds per foot[b] all the way around, and they were cast as part of the basin.

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Footnotes

  1. 7:23 Hebrew 10 cubits [4.6 meters] across. . . . 5 cubits [2.3 meters] deep and 30 cubits [13.8 meters] in circumference.
  2. 7:24 Or 20 gourds per meter; Hebrew reads 10 per cubit.

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