1 Kings 7:17
New International Version
A network of interwoven chains adorned the capitals on top of the pillars, seven for each capital.

New Living Translation
Each capital was decorated with seven sets of latticework and interwoven chains.

English Standard Version
There were lattices of checker work with wreaths of chain work for the capitals on the tops of the pillars, a lattice for the one capital and a lattice for the other capital.

Berean Study Bible
For the capitals on top of the pillars he made a network of lattice, with wreaths of chainwork, seven for each capital.

King James Bible
And nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter.

New King James Version
He made a lattice network, with wreaths of chainwork, for the capitals which were on top of the pillars: seven chains for one capital and seven for the other capital.

New American Standard Bible
There were lattices of latticework and wreaths of chainwork for the capitals which were on the top of the pillars; seven for the one capital and seven for the other capital.

NASB 1995
There were nets of network and twisted threads of chainwork for the capitals which were on the top of the pillars; seven for the one capital and seven for the other capital.

NASB 1977
There were nets of network and twisted threads of chainwork for the capitals which were on the top of the pillars; seven for the one capital and seven for the other capital.

Amplified Bible
There were nets of network (lattice-work) and twisted threads (wreaths) of chainwork for the capitals which were on the tops of the pillars, seven for one capital and seven for the other.

Christian Standard Bible
The capitals on top of the pillars had gratings of latticework, wreaths made of chainwork—seven for the first capital and seven for the second.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The capitals on top of the pillars had gratings of latticework, wreaths made of chainwork—seven for the first capital and seven for the second.

American Standard Version
There were 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he made lattices, twined lattices, and he made chains for the saplings that were upon the top of the pillars, seven for one sapling and seven for the other sapling.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he made two ornaments of net-work to cover the chapiters of the pillars; even a net for one chapiter, and a net for the other chapiter.

Contemporary English Version
The caps were decorated with seven rows of designs that looked like chains,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And a kind of network, and chain work wreathed together with wonderful art. Both the chapiters of the pillars were cast : seven rows of nets were on one chapiter, and seven nets on the other chapiter.

English Revised Version
There were nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter.

Good News Translation
The top of each column was decorated with a design of interwoven chains

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He also made seven rows of filigree and chains for each capital.

International Standard Version
A network of latticework on top of the pillars was inlaid with ornamental wreaths and chains, the top of each pillar containing seven groups of ornamental structures.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He also made 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.

Literal Standard Version
Nets of network, wreaths of chain-work [are] for the chapiters that [are] on the top of the pillars, seven for the first capital, and seven for the second capital.

NET Bible
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.

New Heart English Bible
There were nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the capitals which were on the top of the pillars; seven for the one capital, and seven for the other capital.

World English Bible
There were nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the capitals which were on the top of the pillars; seven for the one capital, and seven for the other capital.

Young's Literal Translation
Nets of net-work, wreaths of chain-work are for the chapiters that are on the top of the pillars, seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the second chapiter.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Work of Hiram
16He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on top of the pillars, each capital five cubits high. 17For the capitals on top of the pillars he made a network of lattice, with wreaths of chainwork, seven for each capital. 18Likewise, he made the pillars with two rows of pomegranates around each grating to cover each capital atop the pillars.…

Cross References
1 Kings 7:16
He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on top of the pillars, each capital five cubits high.

1 Kings 7:18
Likewise, he made the pillars with two rows of pomegranates around each grating to cover each capital atop the pillars.

1 Kings 7:41
the two pillars; the two bowl-shaped capitals atop the pillars; the two sets of network covering both bowls of the capitals atop the pillars;


Treasury of Scripture

And nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the capitals which were on the top of the pillars; seven for the one capital, and seven for the other capital.

Exodus 28:14,22,24,25
And two chains of pure gold at the ends; of wreathen work shalt thou make them, and fasten the wreathen chains to the ouches…

Exodus 39:15-18
And they made upon the breastplate chains at the ends, of wreathen work of pure gold…

2 Kings 25:17
The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the chapiter upon it was brass: and the height of the chapiter three cubits; and the wreathen work, and pomegranates upon the chapiter round about, all of brass: and like unto these had the second pillar with wreathen work.









(17) Seven for . . .--This is probably an erroneous reading. It should be "a net-work (or lattice-work) for the one chapiter, and a net-work for the other."

Verse 17. - And nets [Gesen., lattice; Keil, plait. "It seems almost in vain to try and speculate on what was the exact form of the decoration of these celebrated pillars. The nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, etc., are all features applicable to metal architecture; and though we know that the old Tartar races did use metal architecture everywhere, and especially in bronze, from the very nature of the material, every specimen has perished, and we have now no representations from which we can restore them" (Fergusson, Dict. Bib. l.c.)] of checker work [the Hebrew repeats the word: nets of network, or plaits of work of plait], and wreaths [or cords, twisted work, i.e., festoons] of chain work [the wreathed or twisted festoon probably resembled a chain], for [or, to, i.e., were on] the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter [The LXX. having here δίκτυον, it is clear that the text they had read שבכה "a net," and not שבעה "seven." Some, accordingly, would read, "a net for the one chapiter, and a net," etc. But there is no sufficient reason for the change. "This decoration consisted of seven twists arranged as festoons, which were hung round the capitals of the pillars" (Keil). The comparison with "chain work" was probably suggestd by the fact that the intertwined threads, which crossed and recrossed each other, bore a rough resemblance to the links of a chain.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For the capitals
לַכֹּ֣תָרֹ֔ת (lak·kō·ṯā·rōṯ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 3805: The capital of a, column

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

top
רֹ֣אשׁ (rōš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7218: The head

of the pillars
הָעַמּוּדִ֑ים (hā·‘am·mū·ḏîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5982: A column, a stand, platform

[he made] a network
מַעֲשֵׂ֣ה (ma·‘ă·śêh)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

of lattice,
שְׂבָכָ֗ה (śə·ḇā·ḵāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7639: A net-work, a snare, a ballustrade, a reticulated ornament to a, pillar

with wreaths
גְּדִלִים֙ (gə·ḏi·lîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1434: Thread, a tassel, festoon

of
מַעֲשֵׂ֣ה (ma·‘ă·śêh)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

chainwork,
שַׁרְשְׁר֔וֹת (šar·šə·rō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 8333: A chain, a garland

seven
שִׁבְעָה֙ (šiḇ·‘āh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 7651: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

for [each]
הָאֶחָ֔ת (hā·’e·ḥāṯ)
Article | Number - feminine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

capital.
לַכֹּתֶ֣רֶת (lak·kō·ṯe·reṯ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3805: The capital of a, column


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