24 Ornamental gourds(A) encircled it below the brim, 10 every half yard,[a] completely encircling the reservoir.(B) The gourds were cast in two rows when the reservoir was cast. 25 It stood on 12 oxen,(C) three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east. The reservoir was on top of them and all their hindquarters were toward the center. 26 The reservoir was three inches[b] thick, and its rim was fashioned like the brim of a cup or of a lily blossom. It held 11,000 gallons.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 7:24 Lit 10 per cubit
  2. 1 Kings 7:26 Lit a handbreadth
  3. 1 Kings 7:26 Lit 2,000 baths

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