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15 He fashioned two bronze pillars; each pillar was 27 feet[a] high and 18 feet[b] in circumference. 16 He made two bronze tops for the pillars; each was 7½ feet high.[c] 17 The latticework on the tops of the pillars was adorned with ornamental wreaths and chains; the top of each pillar had seven groupings of ornaments.[d]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 7:15 tn Heb “18 cubits.”
  2. 1 Kings 7:15 tn Heb “12 cubits.”
  3. 1 Kings 7:16 tn Heb “two capitals he made to place on the tops of the pillars, cast in bronze; 5 cubits was the height of the first capital, and 5 cubits was the height of the second capital.”
  4. 1 Kings 7:17 tn Heb “there were seven for the first capital, and seven for the second capital.”

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