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24 Under the brim all the way around there were gourds, ten in a cubit. When it was cast, the gourds were placed in two rows going all the way around it.

25 It stood on top of twelve oxen with three facing north, three facing toward the west, three facing toward the south, and three facing toward the east. The sea was set on them, and their hindquarters were turned inward. 26 It was a hand-breadth[a] thick, and the brim was made similar to the brim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It could hold two thousand baths.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 7:26 About 3 inches, or 7.5 centimeters.
  2. 1 Kings 7:26 About 12,000 gallons, or 44,000 liters.

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