Furnishings of the Temple

Then (A)he made a bronze altar, [a]twenty cubits in length, [b]twenty cubits in width, and [c]ten cubits in height. (B)He also made the [d]Sea of cast metal, [e]ten cubits from brim to brim, circular in form, and its height was [f]five cubits and [g]its circumference [h]thirty cubits. Now figures like oxen were under it and all around it, [i]ten cubits, entirely encircling the Sea. The oxen were in two rows, cast [j]in one piece. It was standing on twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east; and the Sea was set on top of them and all their hindquarters turned inward. It was a [k]hand width thick, and its brim was made like the brim of a cup, like a lily blossom; it (C)could hold three thousand [l]baths. (D)He also made ten basins in which to wash, and he set five on the right side and five on the left [m]to rinse things for the burnt offering; but the Sea was for the priests to wash in.

Then (E)he made the ten golden lampstands in the way prescribed for them, and he set them in the temple, five on the right side and five on the left. He also made (F)ten tables and placed them in the temple, five on the right side and five on the left. And he made a hundred golden bowls. Then he made (G)the courtyard of the priests and (H)the great courtyard, and doors for the courtyard, and overlaid their doors with bronze. 10 (I)He put the Sea on the right side of the house toward the southeast.

11 (J)Huram also made the pails, the shovels, and the bowls. So Huram finished the work that he did for King Solomon in the house of God: 12 the two pillars, the bowls and the two capitals on top of the pillars, and the two latticeworks to cover the two bowls of the capitals which were on top of the pillars, 13 and (K)the four hundred pomegranates for the two latticeworks, two rows of pomegranates for each latticework to cover the two bowls of the capitals which were on the pillars. 14 (L)He also made the stands and he made the basins on the stands, 15 and the one Sea with the twelve oxen under it. 16 The pails, the shovels, the forks, and all its utensils, (M)Huram-abi made of polished bronze for King Solomon, for the house of the Lord. 17 On the plain of the Jordan the king cast them in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredah. 18 (N)So Solomon made all these utensils in great quantities, for the weight of the bronze could not be determined.

19 Solomon also made all the things that were in the house of God: the golden altar, (O)the tables with the bread of the Presence on them, 20 the lampstands with their lamps of pure gold, (P)to burn in front of the inner sanctuary in the way prescribed; 21 the flowers, the lamps, and the tongs of gold, that is, of purest gold; 22 and the snuffers, the bowls, the spoons, and the firepans of pure gold; and the entrance of the house, its inner doors for the Most Holy Place and the doors of the house, that is, of the main room, of gold.


  1. 2 Chronicles 4:1 About 30 ft. or 9 m
  2. 2 Chronicles 4:1 About 30 ft. or 9 m
  3. 2 Chronicles 4:1 About 15 ft. or 4.6 m
  4. 2 Chronicles 4:2 I.e., large basin
  5. 2 Chronicles 4:2 About 15 ft. or 4.6 m
  6. 2 Chronicles 4:2 About 7.5 ft. or 2.3 m
  7. 2 Chronicles 4:2 Lit a line of 30 cubits encircling it round about
  8. 2 Chronicles 4:2 About 45 ft. or 14 m
  9. 2 Chronicles 4:3 About 15 ft. or 4.6 m
  10. 2 Chronicles 4:3 Lit in its casting
  11. 2 Chronicles 4:5 About 3 in. or 7.6 cm
  12. 2 Chronicles 4:5 About 18,000 gallons or 68,137 liters
  13. 2 Chronicles 4:6 Lit in which to

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