THE SECOND BOOK OF THE
2 Chronicles 4 ©
A description of the brasen altar for the burnt offering, v. 1, etc. Of the molten sea, 2. Of the lavers, 6. Of the candlesticks, 7. Of the tables, 8. And the courts, 9. With an account of all the pieces that Hiram made for the use of the temple, which were either of brass, 11. Or of gold, 19.
MOREOVER he made an altar of 1brass, twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits the height thereof.
¶Also he made a 2molten sea of ten cubits from 3brim to brim, round in compass, and five cubits the height thereof; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.
And under 4it was the 5similitude of oxen, which did compass it round about: ten in a cubit, compassing the sea round about. Two rows of oxen were 6cast, when it was cast.
It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all 7their hinder parts were inward.
And the thickness of it was an 8handbreadth, and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies; and 9it received and held three thousand baths.
¶He made also 10ten lavers, and put five on the 11right hand, and five on the left, to 12wash in them: 13such things as they offered for the burnt offering they 14washed in them; but the sea was for the priests to wash in.
And he made tena candlesticks of gold 15according to their form, and set them in the temple, five on the right hand, and five on the left.
He made also ten tables, and placed them in the temple, five on the right side, and five on the left. And he made an hundred basons of gold.
¶Furthermore he made the 16court of the priests, and the 17great court, and doors for the court, and overlaid the doors of them with brass.
And he set the sea on the right side of the east end, over against the south.
And 18Huram made the pots, and the shovels, and the basons. And Huram finished the work that he was to make for king Solomon for the house of God;
To wit, the two pillars, and the pommels, and the chapiters which were on the top of the two pillars, and the two wreaths to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were on the top of the pillars;
And four hundred pomegranates on the two wreaths; two rows of pomegranates on each wreath, to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were 19upon the pillars.
He made also bases, and lavers made he upon the bases;
20One sea, and twelve oxen under it.
The pots also, and the shovels, and the fleshhooks, and all their instruments, did Huram 21his father make to king Solomon for the house of the LORD of bright brass.
22In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zeredathah.
Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be found out.
¶Andb Solomon made all the vessels that were for the house of God, the golden altar also, and the tables whereon the shewbread was set;
Moreover the candlesticks with their lamps, that they should burn after the 23manner before the oracle, of 24pure gold;
And the flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs, made he of gold, and 25that perfect gold;
And the 26snuffers, and the basons, and the spoons, and the censers, of pure gold: and the entry of the house, the inner doors thereof for the most holy place, and the doors of the house of the temple, were of 27gold.