1 Kings 7:20
New International Version
On the capitals of both pillars, above the bowl-shaped part next to the network, were the two hundred pomegranates in rows all around.

New Living Translation
The capitals on the two pillars had 200 pomegranates in two rows around them, beside the rounded surface next to the latticework.

English Standard Version
The capitals were on the two pillars and also above the rounded projection which was beside the latticework. There were two hundred pomegranates in two rows all around, and so with the other capital.

Berean Study Bible
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.

New American Standard Bible
There were capitals on the two pillars, even above and close to the rounded projection which was beside the network; and the pomegranates numbered two hundred in rows around both capitals.

King James Bible
And the chapiters upon the two pillars had pomegranates also above, over against the belly which was by the network: and the pomegranates were two hundred in rows round about upon the other chapiter.

Christian Standard Bible
The capitals on the two pillars were also immediately above the rounded surface next to the grating, and two hundred pomegranates were in rows encircling each capital.

Contemporary English Version
The chain designs on the caps were right above the rounded tops of the two columns, and there were 200 pomegranates in rows around each cap.

Good News Translation
and were placed on a rounded section which was above the chain design. There were 200 pomegranates in two rows around each capital.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The capitals on the two pillars were also immediately above the rounded surface next to the grating, and 200 pomegranates were in rows encircling each capital.

International Standard Version
with the capitals on the two pillars covered by 200 pomegranates in rows around both the capitals above and adjoining the rounded latticework.

NET Bible
On the top of each pillar, right above the bulge beside the latticework, there were two hundred pomegranate-shaped ornaments arranged in rows all the way around.

New Heart English Bible
And the capitals were on the two pillars, even above and close to the rounded projection which was beside the network. And there were two hundred pomegranates in rows all around on the capital, and the same around the other capital.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Two hundred pomegranates in rows were directly above the bowl-shaped parts around the filigree on the capitals on both pillars.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And there were capitals above also upon the two pillars, close by the belly which was beside the network; and the pomegranates were two hundred, in rows round about upon each capital.

New American Standard 1977
And there were capitals on the two pillars, even above and close to the rounded projection which was beside the network; and the pomegranates numbered two hundred in rows around both capitals.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the chapiters upon the two pillars had two hundred pomegranates in two orders round about in each chapiter, on top of the belly of the chapiter, this belly being in front of the network.

King James 2000 Bible
And the capitals upon the two pillars had pomegranates also above, over against the rounded projection which was by the network: and the pomegranates were two hundred in rows round about upon the other capital.

American King James Version
And the capitals on the two pillars had pomegranates also above, over against the belly which was by the network: and the pomegranates were two hundred in rows round about on the other capital.

American Standard Version
And there were capitals above also upon the two pillars, close by the belly which was beside the network: and the pomegranates were two hundred, in rows round about upon the other capital.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and a chamber over both the pillars, and above the sides an addition equal to the chamber in width.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And again other chapiters in the top of the pillars above, according to the measure of the pillar over against the network: and of pomegranates there were two hundred in rows round about the other chapiter.

Darby Bible Translation
And the capitals upon the two pillars, above also, close to the enlargement which was behind the network, had two hundred pomegranates in rows round about, [also] on the other capital.

English Revised Version
And there were chapiters above also upon the two pillars, close by the belly which was beside the network: and the pomegranates were two hundred, in rows round about upon the other chapiter.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
There were capitals above also on the two pillars, close by the belly which was beside the network: and the pomegranates were two hundred, in rows around on the other capital.

Young's Literal Translation
and the chapiters on the two pillars also above, over-against the protuberance that is beside the net; and the pomegranates are two hundred, in rows round about on the second chapiter.
Study Bible
The Work of Hiram
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. 21Thus he set up the pillars at the portico of the temple. The pillar to the south he named Jachin, and the pillar to the north he named Boaz.…
Cross References
1 Kings 7:19
And the capitals atop the pillars in the portico were shaped like lilies, four cubits high.

1 Kings 7:42
the four hundred pomegranates for the two sets of network (two rows of pomegranates for each network covering both the bowl-shaped capitals atop the pillars);

2 Chronicles 3:16
He made interwoven chains and put them on top of the pillars. He made a hundred pomegranates and fastened them into the chainwork.

2 Chronicles 4:13
the four hundred pomegranates for the two sets of network (two rows of pomegranates for each network covering both the bowl-shaped capitals atop the pillars);

Jeremiah 52:22
The bronze capital atop one pillar was five cubits high, with a network of bronze pomegranates all around. The second pillar, with its pomegranates, was similar.

Jeremiah 52:23
Each capital had ninety-six pomegranates all around it. All the pomegranates around the latticework numbered a hundred.

Treasury of Scripture

And the capitals on the two pillars had pomegranates also above, over against the belly which was by the network: and the pomegranates were two hundred in rows round about on the other capital.

and the pomegranates

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.

2 Chronicles 3:16
And he made chains, as in the oracle, and put them on the heads of the pillars; and made an hundred pomegranates, and put them on the chains.

2 Chronicles 4:13
And four hundred pomegranates on the two wreaths; two rows of pomegranates on each wreath, to cover the two pommels of the chapiters which were upon the pillars.







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

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

of both
שְׁנֵי֙ (šə·nê)
Number - mdc
Strong's Hebrew 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

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

just
מִלְּעֻמַּ֣ת (mil·lə·‘um·maṯ)
Preposition-m, Preposition-l
Strong's Hebrew 5980: Society, near, beside, along with

above
מִמַּ֙עַל֙ (mim·ma·‘al)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 4605: The upper part, with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top

the rounded projection
הַבֶּ֔טֶן (hab·be·ṭen)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 990: The belly, the womb, the bosom, body of anything

next to
לְעֵ֣בֶר (lə·‘ê·ḇer)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5676: A region across, on the opposite side

the network,
הַשְּׂבָכָ֑ה (haś·śə·ḇā·ḵāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7639: A net-work, a snare, a ballustrade, a reticulated ornament to a, pillar

[were] the two hundred
מָאתַ֙יִם֙ (mā·ṯa·yim)
Number - fd
Strong's Hebrew 3967: A hundred

pomegranates
וְהָרִמּוֹנִ֤ים (wə·hā·rim·mō·w·nîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7416: A pomegranate, the tree, the fruit

in rows
טֻרִ֣ים (ṭu·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2905: A row, a wall

encircling
סָבִ֔יב (sā·ḇîḇ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

each capital.
הַכֹּתֶ֥רֶת (hak·kō·ṯe·reṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3805: The capital of a, column
(20) Over against (or rather, close to) the belly which was by the network.--The "belly" here (like the "bowls" or "globes" of the chapiters in 1Kings 7:41-42) seems to signify the rounded form of the capital, where it comes down to join the shaft. At this junction the bands of pomegranate ornament ran round the shaft. In this verse it is obvious that there is an omission in the text. It should be, "were two hundred in rows round about the one chapiter, and two hundred in rows round about the other chapiter." Hence the "four hundred" of 1Kings 7:42 and 2Chronicles 4:13.

Verse 20. And the chapiters upon the two pillars had pomegranates [Instead of the italics, Keil would supply Hiram made, but it is doubtful whether this is any improvement. We have already heard more than once that he made the chapiters. It is better to supply projected or were, as in the preceding verse. This verse is extremely obscure; but its design appears to be to explain how the bowl of the chapiter projected above its base] also above [i.e., above the neck, or lowest cubit, on which was the net and chain work], over against [מִלְּעֻמַּת with two prefixes is a rare form] the belly [or "bowl" (ver. 41)] which was by [Heb. beyond, on the other side of, i.e., as it appeared to a spectator standing below] the network: and the pomegranates were two hundred in rows [This agrees with the total of four hundred, as given in ver. 42, and in 2 Chronicles, and with the "hundred round about" (i.e., the number in each row) mentioned in Jeremiah 52:23. We gather from this latter passage that ninety-six out of the hundred faced the four quarters, for this is apparently the meaning of רוּחָה, windwards; see Ezekiel 42:16-18, not that the pomegranates could be "set in motion by the play of the wind," as Ewald confidently affirms. The remaining four pomegranates, of course, occupied the four corners. The necessary inference from this statement, viz., that this part of the capital was foursquare, seems to have escaped the notice of the commentators] round about upon the other chapiter. [Some words have evidently dropped out of the Hebrew here, as in ver. 15. The text, no doubt, originally stood "two hundred in rows round about the one chapiter, and two hundred in rows round about upon the other chapiter." There has been no intentional compression that is not the genius of the Semitic languages - but an accidental omission, occasioned by the recurrence of almost identical words. 7:13-47 The two brazen pillars in the porch of the temple, some think, were to teach those that came to worship, to depend upon God only, for strength and establishment in all their religious exercises. Jachin, God will fix this roving mind. It is good that the heart be established with grace. Boaz, In him is our strength, who works in us both to will and to do. Spiritual strength and stability are found at the door of God's temple, where we must wait for the gifts of grace, in use of the means of grace. Spiritual priests and spiritual sacrifices must be washed in the laver of Christ's blood, and of regeneration. We must wash often, for we daily contract pollution. There are full means provided for our cleansing; so that if we have our lot for ever among the unclean it will be our own fault. Let us bless God for the fountain opened by the sacrifice of Christ for sin and for uncleanness.
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