2 Chronicles 4

1Solomon used bronze to make an altar. That bronze altar was 20 cubits long, 20 cubits wide, and 10 cubits tall. 2Then Solomon used melted bronze to make a large tank. The large tank was round and it measured 10 cubits across from edge to edge. And it measured 5 cubits tall and 30 cubits around. 3There were images of bulls under the lip of of the large bronze tank. They were in two rows that went 10 cubits around the tank. The bulls were molded in place when the tank was shaped. 4The large bronze tank was on top of twelve large statues of bulls. Three bulls looked toward the north. Three bulls looked toward the west. Three bulls looked toward the south. Three bulls looked toward the east. The large bronze tank was on top of these bulls. All the bulls stood with their rear ends to each other and to the center. 5The large bronze tank was 3 inches thick. The edge of the large tank was like the edge of a cup. The edge looked like a lily blossom. It could hold about 17,500 gallons. 6Solomon made ten basins. He put five basins on the right side of the large bronze tank. And Solomon put five basins on the left side of the large bronze tank. These ten basins were to be used to wash the things offered for the burnt offerings. But the large bronze tank was to be used by the priests for washing before they offered sacrifices. 7Solomon made ten lampstands of gold. He followed the plans made for these lampstands. He put the lampstands in the temple. There were five lampstands on the right side and five lampstands on the left side. 8Solomon made ten tables and put them in the temple. Five tables were on the right side and five tables were put on the left side in the temple. And Solomon used gold to make 100 basins. 9Solomon also made the Priests’ yard, the Great yard, and the doors for the yards. He used bronze to cover the doors that opened to the yard. 10Then he put the large bronze tank on the right side of the temple on the southeast side. 11Huram made the pots, shovels, and basins. Then Huram finished his work for King Solomon on God’s temple. 12Huram had made the two columns and the large bowls on the top parts of the two columns. Huram also made the two net decorations to cover the two large bowls on the top parts of the two columns. 13Huram made 400 pomegranates for the two net decorations. There were two rows of pomegranates for each net. The nets covered the large bowls on the top parts on the two columns. 14Huram also made the stands and the bowls on the stands. 15Huram made the one large bronze tank and twelve bulls under the tank. 16Huram made the pots, shovels, forks, and all the things for King Solomon for the Lord’s temple. These things were made of polished bronze. 17King Solomon first poured these things in clay molds. The molds were made in the Jordan Valley between the towns of Succoth and Zeredah. 18Solomon made so many of these things that no person tried to weigh the bronze used. 19Solomon also made the things for God’s temple. Solomon made the golden altar. He made the tables where the bread of the Presence was put. 20Solomon made the lampstands and their lamps of pure gold. The lamps were to burn in the way planned for them in front of the Holy Place inside. 21Solomon used pure gold to make the flowers, lamps, and tongs. 22Solomon used pure gold to make the trimmers, bowls, pans, and the censers. Solomon used pure gold to make the doors for the temple, the inside doors for the Most Holy Place and the doors for the main hall.

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