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24 All around the outer edge of the rim of the tank[a] were two rows of bronze gourds, which had been cast all in one piece with the rest of the tank. 25 The tank rested on the backs of twelve bronze bulls that faced outward, three facing in each direction. 26 The sides of the tank were 3 inches thick. Its rim was like the rim of a cup, curving outward like the petals of a lily. The tank held about 10,000 gallons.

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  1. 1 Kings 7:24 Probable text All around … tank; Hebrew unclear.

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