Daily Word OT

October 9, 2019

1 KINGS 7:15-35

7:15 And he formed the two bronze pillars; eighteen cubits was the height of each pillar, and a line of twelve cubits encompassed each pillar.
7:16 And he made two capitals of molten bronze to set upon the tops of the pillars; the height of the one capital was five cubits, and the height of the second capital was five cubits.
7:17 There were nets of checker work with wreaths of chain work for the capitals that were at the top of the pillars, seven for the one capital, and seven for the second capital.
7:18 So he made the pillars; and there were two rows of pomegranates around the one network, to cover the capitals that were at the top of the pillars. And he did the same for the second capital.
7:19 And the capitals that were at the top of the pillars in the portico were of lily work, four cubits in diameter.
7:20 So then the capitals that were on the two pillars were above and close to the bulge that was beside the network. And there were two hundred pomegranates, in rows around both capitals.
7:21 And he erected the pillars at the portico of the temple. When he erected the right pillar, he called its name Jachin; and when he erected the left pillar, he called its name Boaz.
7:22 And at the top of the pillars was lily work. And the work on the pillars was completed.
7:23 And he made the molten sea, ten cubits from brim to brim, fully round; and it was five cubits high, and a line of thirty cubits encompassed it.
7:24 And under its brim there were gourds all around, encircling it, ten to a cubit, surrounding the sea all around; the gourds were cast in two rows when they were cast.
7:25 It stood upon twelve oxen, three facing north and three facing west and three facing south and three facing east; and the sea was upon them, and all their hindquarters were within.
7:26 And it was a handbreadth thick; and its brim was like the work of a cup’s brim, like the flower of a lily; it held two thousand baths.
7:27 And he made the ten bases of bronze; one base was four cubits long and four cubits wide, and it was three cubits high.
7:28 And this was the work of each base: They had panels, and the panels were between frames.
7:29 And on the panels that were between the frames were lions, oxen, and cherubim. And above the frames was a pedestal, and below the lions and oxen there were wreaths of hanging work.
7:30 And each base had four bronze wheels with bronze axles. And its four feet had supports; underneath the laver the supports had been cast, with wreaths at the side of each.
7:31 And the mouth of the laver was within this crown, and it rose above it by one cubit; and its mouth was round like the work of a pedestal; it was a cubit and a half across; and upon its mouth were engravings as well, and its panels were square, not round.
7:32 And the four wheels were underneath the panels, and the wheel axles were in the base; each wheel was a cubit and a half high.
7:33 And the work of the wheels was like the work of a chariot wheel: their axles and their rims and their spokes and their hubs were all molten.
7:34 And there were four supports at the four corners of each base; its supports were part of the base.
7:35 And at the top of the base there was a round band half a cubit high; and at the top of the base, its stays and its panels were of one piece.