1 Kings 7:19
New International Version
The capitals on top of the pillars in the portico were in the shape of lilies, four cubits high.

New Living Translation
The capitals on the columns inside the entry room were shaped like water lilies, and they were six feet tall.

English Standard Version
Now the capitals that were on the tops of the pillars in the vestibule were of lily-work, four cubits.

Berean Standard Bible
And the capitals atop the pillars in the portico were shaped like lilies, four cubits high.

King James Bible
And the chapiters that were upon the top of the pillars were of lily work in the porch, four cubits.

New King James Version
The capitals which were on top of the pillars in the hall were in the shape of lilies, four cubits.

New American Standard Bible
The capitals which were on the tops of the pillars in the porch were of lily design, four cubits.

NASB 1995
The capitals which were on the top of the pillars in the porch were of lily design, four cubits.

NASB 1977
And the capitals which were on the top of the pillars in the porch were of lily design, four cubits.

Amplified Bible
The capitals which were upon the top of the pillars in the porch were of lily work (design), four cubits.

Christian Standard Bible
And the capitals on top of the pillars in the portico were shaped like lilies, six feet high.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And the capitals on top of the pillars in the portico were shaped like lilies, six feet high.

American Standard Version
And the capitals that were upon the top of the pillars in the porch were of lily-work, four cubits.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And saplings that were upon the top of pillars, the work of lilies, and he made in the porch four cubits.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And on the heads of the pillars he made lily-work against the porch, of four cubits,

Contemporary English Version
The caps for the columns of the porch were almost two meters high and were shaped like lilies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the chapiters that were upon the top of the pillars, were of lily work in the porch, of four cubits.

Good News Translation
The capitals were shaped like lilies, 6 feet tall,

International Standard Version
The capitals on top of each pillar above the rounded latticework contained four cubits of lily designs,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the capitals that were upon the top of the pillars in the porch were of lily-work, four cubits.

Literal Standard Version
And the chapiters that [are] on the top of the pillars [are] of lily-work in the porch, four cubits;

New American Bible
The capitals on top of the columns (in the porch) were made like lilies, four cubits high.

NET Bible
The tops of the two pillars in the porch were shaped like lilies and were six feet high.

New Revised Standard Version
Now the capitals that were on the tops of the pillars in the vestibule were of lily-work, four cubits high.

New Heart English Bible
The capitals that were on the top of the pillars in the porch were of lily work, six feet and eleven inches.

World English Bible
The capitals that were on the top of the pillars in the porch were of lily work, four cubits.

Young's Literal Translation
And the chapiters that are on the top of the pillars are of lily-work in the porch, four cubits;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Work of Hiram
18Likewise, he made the pillars with two rows of pomegranates around each grating to cover each capital atop the pillars. 19And the capitals atop the pillars in the portico were shaped like lilies, four cubits high. 20On the capitals of both pillars, just above the rounded projection next to the network, were the two hundred pomegranates in rows encircling each capital.…

Cross References
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 7:20
On the capitals of both pillars, just above the rounded projection next to the network, were the two hundred pomegranates in rows encircling each capital.

1 Kings 7:22
And the tops of the pillars were shaped like lilies. So the work of the pillars was completed.


Treasury of Scripture

And the capitals that were on the top of the pillars were of lily work in the porch, four cubits.

lily work

1 Kings 7:22
And upon the top of the pillars was lily work: so was the work of the pillars finished.

1 Kings 6:18,32-35
And the cedar of the house within was carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen…











Verse 19. - And the chapiters that were upon the top of the pillars [It is difficult to believe that these words, which are identical with those in vers. 16, 17,18, can refer to a different - a second and superposed capital (Rawlinson), or to the entablature (Fergusson)] were of lily work [i.e., bassirelievi in imitation of flowering lilies. Probably the bowl-shaped chapiter was treated as a fullblown lily, just as the capitals of Egyptian pillars took the form of the lotus. The molten sea was similarly treated (ver. 26). The lily (שׁוּשַׁן), from שׁוּשׁ), to be white), was undoubtedly an emblem of purity. Bahr observes that it may justly be named "the flower of the promised land," and that as the lotus was the religious flower of the Indian and Egyptian religions, so was the lily of the Jewish] in the porch [These words, בָּאוּלָם, are very obscure. Keil understands" as in the hall" (cf. κατὰ τὸ αὐλὰμ, LXX.) But that idea would have been expressed by כָּאוּלָם, and nothing is said elsewhere about any lily work in the porch (Bahr). Ewald, too, thinks the decoration of the porch is referred to, and holds that a description of this lily work must once have preceded this statement, though it is now wanting. Thenius, al. suppose them to refer to the position of the pillars within the porch, and the "four cubits" mentioned presently, they take to indicate the diameter of the capitals. Wordsworth would render "inside or toward the porch," and understands that the lily work was only on the inside of the pillars. It is, perhaps, impossible to arrive at any certain conclusion], four cubits. [This may either mean that of five cubits (which was the height of the entire capital), four, and these the upper four (ver. 22), were covered with lily work, while one cubit at the bottom of the capital was ornamented with chain-work or festeons - we can hardly believe that nets, chains, and lily work were all combined in the same space, or it may refer to the position of the pillars in the portico.]

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And the capitals
וְכֹֽתָרֹ֗ת (wə·ḵō·ṯā·rōṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 3805: The capital of a, column

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

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

in the portico
בָּֽאוּלָ֑ם (bā·’ū·lām)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 197: A vestibule

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

like lilies,
שׁוּשַׁ֣ן (šū·šan)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 7799: A lily, as a, flower of architectural ornament, a, trumpet

four
אַרְבַּ֖ע (’ar·ba‘)
Number - feminine singular construct
Strong's 702: Four

cubits [high].
אַמּֽוֹת׃ (’am·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 520: A mother, a cubit, a door-base


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