17 There were lattices of checker work with wreaths of chain work for the capitals on the tops of the pillars, a lattice[a] for the one capital and a lattice for the other capital. 18 Likewise he made pomegranates[b] in two rows around the one latticework to cover the capital that was on the top of the pillar, and he did the same with the other capital.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 7:17 Septuagint; Hebrew seven; twice in this verse
  2. 1 Kings 7:18 Two manuscripts (compare Septuagint); Hebrew pillars

17 A network of interwoven chains adorned the capitals on top of the pillars, seven for each capital. 18 He made pomegranates in two rows[a] encircling each network to decorate the capitals on top of the pillars.[b] He did the same for each capital.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 7:18 Two Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint; most Hebrew manuscripts made the pillars, and there were two rows
  2. 1 Kings 7:18 Many Hebrew manuscripts and Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts pomegranates

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