51 When all the work King Solomon had done for the temple of the Lord was finished, he brought in the things his father David had dedicated(A)—the silver and gold and the furnishings(B)—and he placed them in the treasuries of the Lord’s temple.

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17 The Babylonians broke up the bronze pillars,(A) the movable stands(B) and the bronze Sea(C) that were at the temple of the Lord and they carried all the bronze to Babylon.(D) 18 They also took away the pots, shovels, wick trimmers, sprinkling bowls,(E) dishes and all the bronze articles used in the temple service.(F) 19 The commander of the imperial guard took away the basins, censers,(G) sprinkling bowls, pots, lampstands,(H) dishes(I) and bowls used for drink offerings(J)—all that were made of pure gold or silver.(K)

20 The bronze from the two pillars, the Sea and the twelve bronze bulls(L) under it, and the movable stands, which King Solomon had made for the temple of the Lord, was more than could be weighed.(M) 21 Each pillar was eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits in circumference[a]; each was four fingers thick, and hollow.(N) 22 The bronze capital(O) on top of one pillar was five cubits[b] high and was decorated with a network and pomegranates(P) of bronze all around. The other pillar, with its pomegranates, was similar. 23 There were ninety-six pomegranates on the sides; the total number of pomegranates(Q) above the surrounding network was a hundred.(R)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 52:21 That is, about 27 feet high and 18 feet in circumference or about 8.1 meters high and 5.4 meters in circumference
  2. Jeremiah 52:22 That is, about 7 1/2 feet or about 2.3 meters