First Kings 7


7:1 But Solomon was building his own house thirteen years, and
 he finished all his house.
7:2 He built also the house of the forest of Lebanon; its length
 [was] a hundred cubits, and its breadth fifty cubits, and its
 hight thirty cubits, upon four rows of cedar pillars, with
 cedar beams upon the pillars.
7:3 And [it was] covered with cedar above upon the beams, that
 [lay] on forty-five pillars, fifteen [in] a row.
7:4 And [there were] windows in three rows, and light [was]
 against light [in] three ranks.
7:5 And all the doors and posts [were] square, with the windows:
 and light [was] against light [in] three ranks.
7:6 And he made a porch of pillars; its length [was] fifty
 cubits, and its breadth thirty cubits: and the porch [was]
 before them: and the [other] pillars and the thick beams [were]
 before them.
7:7 Then he made a porch for the throne where he might judge,
 [even] the porch of judgment: and [it was] covered with cedar
 from one side of the floor to the other.
7:8 And his house where he dwelt [had] another court within the
 porch, [which] was of the like work. Solomon made also a house
 for Pharaoh's daughter, whom he had married, like to this
 porch.
7:9 All these [were of] costly stones, according to the measures
 of hewn stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even from
 the foundation to the coping, and [so] on the outside towards
 the great court.
7:10 And the foundation [was of] costly stones, even great
 stones; stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.
7:11 And above [were] costly stones, after the measures of hewn
 stones, and cedars.
7:12 And the great court around [was] with three rows of hewn
 stones, and a row of cedar beams, both for the inner court of
 the house of the LORD, and for the porch of the house.
7:13 And king Solomon sent and brought Hiram out of Tyre.
7:14 He [was] a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his
 father [was] a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was
 filled with wisdom, and understanding, and ingenious to work
 all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought
 all his work.
7:15 For he cast two pillars of brass, each of eighteen cubits
 high: and a line of twelve cubits did encompass each of them.
7:16 And he made two capitals [of] molten brass, to set upon the
 tops of the pillars: the hight of the one capital [was] five
 cubits, and the hight of the other capital [was] five cubits:
7:17 [And] nets of checker-work, and wreaths of chain-work, for
 the capitals which [were] upon the top of the pillars; seven
 for the one capital, and seven for the other capital.
7:18 And he made the pillars, and two rows around upon the one
 net-work, to cover the capitals that [were] upon the top, with
 pomegranates: and so he did for the other capital.
7:19 And the capitals that [were] upon the top of the pillars
 [were] of lily-work in the porch, four cubits.
7:20 And the capitals upon the two pillars [had pomegranates]
 also above, over against the belly which [was] by the net-work:
 and the pomegranates [were] two hundred in rows around upon the
 other capital.
7:21 And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple: and
 he set up the right pillar, and called its name Jachin: and he
 set up the left pillar, and called its name Boaz.
7:22 And upon the top of the pillars [was] lily-work: so was the
 work of the pillars finished.
7:23 And he made a molten sea, ten cubits from the one brim to
 the other: [it was] entirely round, and its hight [was] five
 cubits: and a line of thirty cubits encompassed it.
7:24 And under the brim of it around [there were] knobs
 compassing it, ten in a cubit, compassing the sea around: the
 knobs [were] cast in two rows, when it was cast.
7:25 It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking towards the north,
 and three looking towards the west, and three looking towards
 the south, and three looking towards the east: and the sea [was
 set] above upon them, and all their hinder parts [were] inward.
7:26 And it [was] a hand-breadth thick, and its brim was wrought
 like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies: it contained
 two thousand baths.
7:27 And he made ten bases of brass; four cubits [was] the
 length of one base, and four cubits the breadth of it, and
 three cubits the hight of it.
7:28 And the work of the bases [was] in this [manner]: They had
 borders, and the borders [were] between the ledges:
7:29 And on the borders that [were] between the ledges [were]
 lions, oxen, and cherubim: and upon the ledges [there was] a
 base above: and beneath the lions and oxen [were] certain
 additions made of thin work.
7:30 And every base had four brazen wheels, and plates of brass:
 and the four corners of it had undersetters: under the laver
 [were] undersetters molten, at the side of every addition.
7:31 And the mouth of it within the capital and above [was] a
 cubit: but the mouth of it [was] round [after] the work of the
 base, a cubit and a half: and also upon the mouth of it [were]
 gravings with their borders, foursquare, not round.
7:32 And under the borders [were] four wheels; and the axletrees
 of the wheels [were joined] to the base: and the hight of a
 wheel [was] a cubit and half a cubit.
7:33 And the work of the wheels [was] like the work of a chariot
 wheel: their axletrees, and their naves, and their fellies, and
 their spokes, [were] all molten.
7:34 And [there were] four undersetters to the four corners of
 one base: [and] the undersetters [were] of the very base
 itself.
7:35 And in the top of the base [was there] a round compass of
 half a cubit high: and on the top of the base its ledges and
 its borders [were] of the same.
7:36 For on the plates of its ledges, and on its borders, he
 graved cherubim, lions, and palm trees, according to the
 proportion of every one, and additions around.
7:37 After this [manner] he made the ten bases: all of them had
 one casting, one measure, [and] one size.
7:38 Then he made ten lavers of brass: one laver contained forty
 baths: [and] every laver was four cubits: [and] upon every one
 of the ten bases one laver.
7:39 And he put five bases on the right side of the house, and
 five on the left side of the house: and he set the sea on the
 right side of the house eastward over against the south.
7:40 And Hiram made the lavers, and the shovels, and the basins.
 So Hiram made an end of doing all the work that he executed for
 king Solomon for the house of the LORD:
7:41 The two pillars, and the [two] bowls of the capitals that
 [were] on the top of the two pillars; and the two net-works, to
 cover the two bowls of the capitals which [were] upon the top
 of the pillars;
7:42 And four hundred pomegranates for the two net-works, [even]
 two rows of pomegranates for one net-work, to cover the two
 bowls of the capitals that [were] upon the pillars;
7:43 And the ten bases, and ten lavers on the bases;
7:44 And one sea, and twelve oxen under the sea;
7:45 And the pots, and the shovels, and the basins: and all
 these vessels which Hiram made to king Solomon for the house of
 the LORD, [were of] bright brass.
7:46 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay
 ground between Succoth and Zarthan.
7:47 And Solomon left all the vessels [unweighed], because they
 were very numerous: neither was the weight of the brass
 ascertained.
7:48 And Solomon made all the vessels that [pertained] to the
 house of the LORD: the altar of gold, and the table of gold,
 upon which [was] the show-bread,
7:49 And the candlesticks of pure gold, five on the right
 [side], and five on the left, before the oracle, with the
 flowers, and the lamps, and the tongs [of] gold,
7:50 And the bowls, and the snuffers, and the basins, and the
 spoons, and the censers [of] pure gold; and the hinges [of]
 gold, [both] for the doors of the inner house, the most holy
 [place], [and] for the doors of the house, [to wit], of the
 temple.
7:51 So was ended all the work that king Solomon made for the
 house of the LORD. And Solomon brought in the things which
 David his father had dedicated; [even] the silver, and the
 gold, and the vessels, he placed among the treasures of the
 house of the LORD.
 
 

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