2 Chronicles 3:17
New International Version
He erected the pillars in the front of the temple, one to the south and one to the north. The one to the south he named Jakin and the one to the north Boaz.

New Living Translation
Then he set up the two pillars at the entrance of the Temple, one to the south of the entrance and the other to the north. He named the one on the south Jakin, and the one on the north Boaz.

English Standard Version
He set up the pillars in front of the temple, one on the south, the other on the north; that on the south he called Jachin, and that on the north Boaz.

Berean Study Bible
Then he set up the pillars in front of the temple, one on the south and one on the north. The pillar on the south he named Jachin, and the pillar on the north he named Boaz.

King James Bible
And he reared up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.

New King James Version
Then he set up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand and the other on the left; he called the name of the one on the right hand Jachin, and the name of the one on the left Boaz.

New American Standard Bible
He erected the pillars in front of the temple, one on the right and the other on the left, and named the one on the right Jachin and the one on the left Boaz.

NASB 1995
He erected the pillars in front of the temple, one on the right and the other on the left, and named the one on the right Jachin and the one on the left Boaz.

NASB 1977
And he erected the pillars in front of the temple, one on the right and the other on the left, and named the one on the right Jachin and the one on the left Boaz.

Amplified Bible
He erected the pillars in front of the temple, one on the right, the other on the left, and named the one on the right Jachin (may He establish) and the one on the left Boaz (in Him is strength).

Christian Standard Bible
Then he set up the pillars in front of the sanctuary, one on the right and one on the left. He named the one on the right Jachin and the one on the left Boaz.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he set up the pillars in front of the sanctuary, one on the right and one on the left. He named the one on the right Jachin and the one on the left Boaz.

American Standard Version
And he set up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he raised up two columns before the temple, one at the right hand, and one at the left, and he called the name of that which he raised up at the right hand, Yakin, and the name of that which is at the left, Boaz.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he set up the pillars in front of the temple, one on the right hand and the other on the left: and he called the name of the one on the right hand ?Stability,' and the name of the one on the left ?Strength.'

Contemporary English Version
Solomon had one of the columns placed on the south side of the temple's entrance; it was called Jachin. The other one was placed on the north side of the entrance; it was called Boaz.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These pillars he put at the entrance of the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left: that which was on the right hand, he called Jachin: and that on the left hand, Boot.

English Revised Version
And he set up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.

Good News Translation
The columns were set at the sides of the Temple entrance: the one on the south side was named Jachin and the one on the north side was named Boaz.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He set up the pillars in front of the temple, one on the right and the other on the left. He named the one on the right Jachin [He Establishes] and the one on the left Boaz [In Him Is Strength].

International Standard Version
He set up the pillars at the front of the Temple, one on the south side of the entrance and the other on the north side of the entrance. He named the south pillar Jachin and the north pillar Boaz.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he set up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.

Literal Standard Version
And he raises up the pillars on the front of the temple, one on the right and one on the left, and calls the name of that on the right Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.

NET Bible
He set up the pillars in front of the temple, one on the right side and the other on the left. He named the one on the right Jachin, and the one on the left Boaz.

New Heart English Bible
He set up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jakin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.

World English Bible
He set up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.

Young's Literal Translation
And he raiseth up the pillars on the front of the temple, one on the right, and one on the left, and calleth the name of that on the right Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Veil and Pillars
16He made interwoven chains and put them on top of the pillars. He made a hundred pomegranates and fastened them into the chainwork. 17Then he set up the pillars in front of the temple, one on the south and one on the north. The pillar on the south he named Jachin, and the pillar on the north he named Boaz.

Cross References
Genesis 46:10
The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.

1 Kings 7:21
Thus 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.

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.

Ezekiel 40:49
The portico was twenty cubits wide and twelve cubits deep, and ten steps led up to it. There were columns by the side pillars, one on each side.


Treasury of Scripture

And he reared up the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.

reared up

1 Kings 7:21
And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple: and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof Jachin: and he set up the left pillar, and called the name thereof Boaz.

Jachin.









(17) Before the temple.--Vulg., in vestibulo templi. So 1Kings 7:21 has, "at the porch of the temple." 1Kings 7:22 adds, "and upon the top of the pillars was lily-work."

Jachin . . . Boaz.--See 1Kings 7:21. "The description of the two brazen pillars," says Reuss, "much more detailed in 1Kings 7:15 ff., has become almost unintelligible, under the pen of the abbreviate." This is a strong exaggeration. He also pronounces the word bad-debir in 2Chronicles 3:16 "absolutely unintelligible," and to be accounted "foreign to the text." How little we agree with this hasty decision will be evident from our Note on that verse. . . .

Verse 17. - Jachin... Boaz. The margin of our Authorized Version gives with sufficient correctness the meaning of these names of the pillars, which purport to set forth the safety and sure strength that belong to those who wait on, and who calmly and constantly abide by, the Divine leading. The latter, however, is one word, a substantive, not a compound of preposition, pronoun, and substantive; and the former, though by derivation the future of the hiph. conjugation of the verb הוּן, is established as a substantive in its own right.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then he set up
וַיָּ֤קֶם (way·yā·qem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

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

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

front
פְּנֵ֣י (pə·nê)
Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

of the temple,
הַהֵיכָ֔ל (ha·hê·ḵāl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1964: A large public building, palace, temple

one
אֶחָ֥ד (’e·ḥāḏ)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

on the south
מִיָּמִ֖ין (mî·yā·mîn)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3225: The right hand, side, the south

and one
וְאֶחָ֣ד (wə·’e·ḥāḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Number - masculine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

on the north.
הַשְּׂמָאלִ֖י (haś·śə·mā·lî)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 8040: Dark, the north, the left hand

[The pillar] on the south
הַיְמָנִי֙ (hay·mā·nî)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 3227: On the right hand

he named
וַיִּקְרָ֤א (way·yiq·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

Jachin,
יָכִ֔ין (yā·ḵîn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3199: Jachin -- 'He will establish', an Israelite name

and the [pillar] on the north
מֵֽהַשְּׂמֹ֑אול (mê·haś·śə·mō·wl)
Preposition-m, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8042: Situated on the left side

he named
וְשֵׁ֥ם (wə·šêm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8034: A name

Boaz.
בֹּֽעַז׃ (bō·‘az)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1162: Boaz -- 'quickness', an ancestor of David, also a pillar before the temple


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