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2 Chronicles 4 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Furnishings of the Temple

(1Ki 6:23–38; 7:13–51 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:1 - He made a bronze altar, 30 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 15 feet high.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:2 - He also made the big bronze basin called "The Sea." It measured 15 feet from rim to rim, was circular in shape, and stood seven and one-half feet high. Its circumference was 45 feet.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:3 - Images of bulls were under it all the way around, ten every eighteen inches all the way around. The bulls were in two rows and had been cast with "The Sea."
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 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.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 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.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 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."
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 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.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 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.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:9 - He made the courtyard of the priests and the large enclosure and its doors; he plated their doors with bronze.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:10 - He put "The Sea" on the south side, in the southeast corner.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:11 - Huram Abi made the pots, shovels, and bowls. He finished all the work on God's temple he had been assigned by King Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:12 - He made the two pillars, the two bowl-shaped tops of the pillars, the latticework for the bowl-shaped tops of the two pillars,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 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),
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:14 - the ten movable stands with their ten basins,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:15 - the big bronze basin called "The Sea" with its twelve bulls underneath,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:16 - and the pots, shovels, and meat forks. All the items King Solomon assigned Huram Abi to make for the LORD's temple were made from polished bronze.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:17 - The king had them cast in earthen foundries in the region of the Jordan between Succoth and Zarethan.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:18 - Solomon made so many of these items they did not weigh the bronze.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:19 - Solomon also made these items for God's temple: the gold altar, the tables on which the Bread of the Presence was kept,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:20 - the pure gold lampstands and their lamps which burned as specified at the entrance to the inner sanctuary,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:21 - the pure gold flower-shaped ornaments, lamps, and tongs,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:22 - the pure gold trimming shears, basins, pans, and censers, and the gold door sockets for the inner sanctuary (the most holy place) and for the doors of the main hall of the temple.

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