(A)Then he made the sea of cast metal. It was round, ten cubits from brim to brim, and five cubits high, and a line of thirty cubits measured its circumference. Under it were figures of gourds,[a] for ten cubits, compassing the sea all around. The gourds were in two rows, cast with it when it was cast. It stood on twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east. The sea was set on them, and all their rear parts were inward. Its thickness was a handbreadth.[b] And its brim was made like the brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily. (B)It held 3,000 baths.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 4:3 Compare 1 Kings 7:24; Hebrew oxen; twice in this verse
  2. 2 Chronicles 4:5 A handbreadth was about 3 inches or 7.5 centimeters
  3. 2 Chronicles 4:5 A bath was about 6 gallons or 22 liters

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