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15 Huram made two bronze columns for the porch. Each column was 18 cubits[a] tall and 12 cubits[b] around. The columns were hollow and their metal walls were 3 inches[c] thick.[d] 16 He also made two bronze capitals that were 5 cubits[e] tall. He put these capitals on top of the columns. 17 He made two nets of chain to cover the capitals on top of the two columns.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 7:15 18 cubits 30' 7 5/16" (9.33 m).
  2. 1 Kings 7:15 12 cubits 20' 4 7/8" (6.22 m).
  3. 1 Kings 7:15 3 inches Literally, “1 handbreadth” (7.4 cm). Also in verse 26.
  4. 1 Kings 7:15 The columns … 3 inches thick This is from the ancient Greek version.
  5. 1 Kings 7:16 5 cubits 8' 6" (2.6 m). Also in verses 19, 23.

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