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2 Chronicles 4 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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The Furnishings of the House of Yahweh

(1Ki 6:23–38; 7:13–51 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:1 -

Then he made a bronze altar, [fn]twenty cubits in length and twenty cubits in width and ten cubits in height.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:2 - And he made the sea of cast metal ten cubits from brim to brim, circular in form, and its height was five cubits, and [fn]thirty cubits in [fn]its circumference.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:3 - Now figures like oxen were under it and encircling it, ten cubits, entirely encircling the sea. The oxen were in two rows, cast [fn]in one piece.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:4 - It stood on twelve oxen, three facing the north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east; and the sea was set on top of them, and all their rear parts turned inward.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:5 - And it was a [fn]handbreadth thick, and its brim was made like the brim of a cup, as a lily blossom; it could hold 3,000 baths.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:6 - He also made ten lavers and set five on the right side and five on the left, in which to wash things, that is, in which they would rinse things for the burnt offering; but the sea was for the priests to wash in.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:7 -

Then he made the ten golden lampstands [fn]in the way prescribed for them and he put them in the temple, five on the right side and five on the left.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:8 - He also made ten tables and placed them in the temple, five on the right side and five on the left. And he made one hundred golden bowls.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:9 - Then he made the court of the priests and the great court and doors for the court, and overlaid their doors with bronze.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:10 - And he put the sea on the right [fn]side of the house toward the southeast.
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And Huram made the pots and the shovels and the bowls. So Huram completed doing the work which he did for King Solomon in the house of God:

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:12 - the two pillars and the two bowls and the two capitals on top of the pillars, and the two networks to cover the two bowls of the capitals which were on top of the pillars,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:13 - and the four hundred pomegranates for the two networks, two rows of pomegranates for each network to cover the two bowls of the capitals which were on the pillars.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:14 - He also made the stands and he made the lavers on the stands,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:15 - and the one sea with the twelve oxen under it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:16 - And the pots and the shovels and the flesh hooks and all its utensils, Huram-abi made of polished bronze for King Solomon for the house of Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:17 - On the plain of the Jordan the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:18 - Thus Solomon made all these utensils in great quantities, for the weight of the bronze could not be found out.
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Solomon also made all the furniture which was in the house of God: even the golden altar and the tables with the bread of the Presence on them,

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:20 - and the lampstands with their lamps of pure gold, to burn in front of the inner sanctuary [fn]in the way prescribed;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:21 - and the flowers and the lamps and the tongs of gold, of purest gold;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:22 - and the snuffers and the bowls and the spoons and the firepans, of pure gold; and the entrance of the house, its inner doors for the Holy of Holies and the doors of the house, that is, of the nave, of gold.
LSB Footnotes
Approx. 30 ft. long, 30 ft. wide, and 10 ft. tall or 9 m, 9 m, and 4.5 m; a cubit was approx. 18 in. or 45 cm
Approx. 45 ft. or 13.5 m
Lit a line of 30 cubits encircling it round about
Lit in its casting
A handbreadth was approx. 3 in. or 7.6 cm
Lit according to their judgment
Lit shoulder
Lit according to the judgment

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