15 For the front of the temple he made two pillars,(A) which together were thirty-five cubits[a] long, each with a capital(B) five cubits high. 16 He made interwoven chains[b](C) and put them on top of the pillars. He also made a hundred pomegranates(D) and attached them to the chains. 17 He erected the pillars in the front of the temple, one to the south and one to the north. The one to the south he named Jakin[c] and the one to the north Boaz.[d]

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 3:15 That is, about 53 feet or about 16 meters
  2. 2 Chronicles 3:16 Or possibly made chains in the inner sanctuary; the meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
  3. 2 Chronicles 3:17 Jakin probably means he establishes.
  4. 2 Chronicles 3:17 Boaz probably means in him is strength.

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