2 Chronicles 4

4:1 He made a bronze altar, 30 feet1 long, 30 feet2 wide, and 15 feet3 high. 4:2 He also made the big bronze basin called “The Sea.”4 It measured 15 feet5 from rim to rim, was circular in shape, and stood seven and one-half feet6 high. Its circumference was 45 feet.7 4:3 Images of bulls were under it all the way around, ten every eighteen inches8 all the way around. The bulls were in two rows and had been cast with “The Sea.” 4:4 “The Sea” stood on top of twelve bulls. Three faced northward, three westward, three southward, and three eastward. “The Sea” was placed on top of them, and they all faced outward.9 4:5 It was four fingers thick and its rim was like that of a cup shaped like a lily blossom. It could hold 18,000 gallons.10 4:6 He made ten washing basins; he put five on the south side and five on the north side. In them they rinsed the items used for burnt sacrifices; the priests washed in “The Sea.”

4:7 He made ten gold lampstands according to specifications and put them in the temple, five on the right and five on the left. 4:8 He made ten tables and set them in the temple, five on the right and five on the left. He also made one hundred gold bowls. 4:9 He made the courtyard of the priests and the large enclosure and its doors;11 he plated their doors with bronze. 4:10 He put “The Sea” on the south side, in the southeast corner.

4:11 Huram Abi12 made the pots, shovels, and bowls. He finished all the work on God’s temple he had been assigned by King Solomon.13 4:12 He made14 the two pillars, the two bowl-shaped tops of the pillars, the latticework for the bowl-shaped tops of the two pillars, 4:13 the four hundred pomegranate-shaped ornaments for the latticework of the two pillars (each latticework had two rows of these ornaments at the bowl-shaped top of the pillar), 4:14 the ten15 movable stands with their ten16 basins, 4:15 the big bronze basin called “The Sea” with its twelve bulls underneath, 4:16 and the pots, shovels, and meat forks.17 All the items King Solomon assigned Huram Abi to make for the Lord’s temple18 were made from polished bronze. 4:17 The king had them cast in earthen foundries19 in the region of the Jordan between Succoth and Zarethan. 4:18 Solomon made so many of these items they did not weigh the bronze.20

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