The Bronze Pillars

15 He cast two hollow bronze pillars:(A) each 27 feet[a] high and 18 feet[b] in circumference.[c](B) 16 He also made two capitals(C) of cast bronze to set on top of the pillars; 7½ feet[d] was the height of the first capital, and 7½ feet[e] was also the height of the second capital. 17 The capitals on top of the pillars had gratings of latticework, wreaths[f] made of chainwork—seven for the first capital and seven for the second.

18 He made the pillars with two encircling rows of pomegranates on the one grating to cover the capital on top; he did the same for the second capital. 19 And the capitals on top of the pillars in the portico were shaped like lilies, six feet[g] high. 20 The capitals on the two pillars were also immediately above the rounded surface next to the grating, and 200 pomegranates(D) were in rows encircling each[h] capital. 21 He set up the pillars at the portico(E) of the sanctuary: he set up the right pillar and named it Jachin;[i] then he set up the left pillar and named it Boaz.[j](F) 22 The tops of the pillars were shaped like lilies. Then the work of the pillars was completed.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Kings 7:15 Lit 18 cubits
  2. 1 Kings 7:15 Lit 12 cubits
  3. 1 Kings 7:15 LXX adds and the thickness of the pillar was four fingers hollowed and similarly the second pillar
  4. 1 Kings 7:16 Lit five cubits
  5. 1 Kings 7:16 Lit five cubits
  6. 1 Kings 7:17 Lit tassels
  7. 1 Kings 7:19 Lit four cubits
  8. 1 Kings 7:20 Lit encircling the second
  9. 1 Kings 7:21 = He Will Establish
  10. 1 Kings 7:21 = In Him Is Strength

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