2 Chronicles 4:4
New International Version
The Sea stood on twelve bulls, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south and three facing east. The Sea rested on top of them, and their hindquarters were toward the center.

New Living Translation
The Sea was placed on a base of twelve bronze oxen, all facing outward. Three faced north, three faced west, three faced south, and three faced east, and the Sea rested on them.

English Standard Version
It stood on twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east. The sea was set on them, and all their rear parts were inward.

Berean Study Bible
The Sea stood on twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east. The Sea rested on them with all their hindquarters toward the center.

New American Standard Bible
It stood on twelve oxen, three facing the north, three facing west, three facing south and three facing east; and the sea was set on top of them and all their hindquarters turned inwards.

King James Bible
It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward.

Christian Standard Bible
It stood on twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east. The basin was on top of them and all their hindquarters were toward the center.

Contemporary English Version
The bowl itself sat on top of twelve bronze bulls, with three bulls facing outward in each of four directions.

Good News Translation
The tank rested on the backs of twelve bronze bulls that faced outward, three facing in each direction.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It stood on 12 oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east. The reservoir was on top of them and all their hindquarters were toward the center.

International Standard Version
The sea stood on top of twelve oxen, three of which faced to the north, three of which faced to the west, three of which faced to the south, and three of which faced toward the east. The sea was placed on top of the oxen, with all of their hindquarters turned inwards.

NET Bible
"The Sea" stood on top of twelve bulls. Three faced northward, three westward, three southward, and three eastward. "The Sea" was placed on top of them, and they all faced outward.

New Heart English Bible
It stood on twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set on them above, and all their hinder parts were inward.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The pool was set on 12 metal bulls. Three bulls faced north, three faced west, three faced south, and three faced east. The pool was set on them, and their hindquarters were toward the center [of the pool].

JPS Tanakh 1917
It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east; and the sea was set upon them above, and all their hinder parts were inward.

New American Standard 1977
It stood on twelve oxen, three facing the north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east; and the sea was set on top of them, and all their hindquarters turned inwards.

Jubilee Bible 2000
It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north and three looking toward the west and three looking toward the Negev and three looking toward the east; and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward.

King James 2000 Bible
It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set upon them, and all their hind parts were inward.

American King James Version
It stood on twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above on them, and all their hinder parts were inward.

American Standard Version
It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set upon them above, and all their hinder parts were inward.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
wherein they made them twelve calves, —three looking northwards, and three westwards, and three southwards, and three eastwards: and the sea was upon them above, and their hinder parts were inward.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the oxen were cast: and the sea itself was set upon the twelve oxen, three of which looked toward the north, and other three toward the west: and other three toward the south, and the other three that remained toward the east, and the sea stood upon them: and the hinder parts of the oxen were in- ward under the sea.

Darby Bible Translation
It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east; and the sea was above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward.

English Revised Version
It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set upon them above, and all their hinder parts were inward.

Webster's Bible Translation
It stood upon twelve oxen, three looking towards the north, and three looking towards the west, and three looking towards the south, and three looking towards the east: and the sea was set above upon them, and all their hinder parts were inward.

World English Bible
It stood on twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set on them above, and all their hinder parts were inward.

Young's Literal Translation
It is standing on twelve oxen, three facing the north, and three facing the west, and three facing the south, and three facing the east, and the sea is upon them above, and all their hinder parts are within.
Study Bible
The Bronze Altar and Molten Sea
3Below the rim, figures of oxen encircled it, ten per cubit all the way around the Sea, cast in two rows as a part of the Sea. 4The Sea stood on twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east. The Sea rested on them with all their hindquarters toward the center. 5It was a handbreadth thick, and its rim was fashioned like the brim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It could hold three thousand baths.…
Cross References
1 Kings 7:25
The Sea stood on twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east. The Sea rested on them, with all their hindquarters toward the center.

2 Chronicles 4:3
Below the rim, figures of oxen encircled it, ten per cubit all the way around the Sea, cast in two rows as a part of the Sea.

2 Chronicles 4:5
It was a handbreadth thick, and its rim was fashioned like the brim of a cup, like a lily blossom. It could hold three thousand baths.

Treasury of Scripture

It stood on twelve oxen, three looking toward the north, and three looking toward the west, and three looking toward the south, and three looking toward the east: and the sea was set above on them, and all their hinder parts were inward.

It stood

Matthew 16:18
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Ephesians 2:20
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

Revelation 21:14
And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

three

Matthew 28:19,20
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: …

Mark 16:15
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Luke 24:46,47
And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: …







Lexicon
[The Sea] stood
עוֹמֵ֞ד (‘ō·w·mêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

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

twelve
שְׁנֵ֧ים (šə·nêm)
Number - md
Strong's Hebrew 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

oxen,
בָּקָ֗ר (bā·qār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1241: Beef cattle, ox, a herd

three
שְׁלֹשָׁ֣ה (šə·lō·šāh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice

facing
פֹנִ֣ים ׀ (p̄ō·nîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6437: To turn, to face, appear, look

north,
צָפ֡וֹנָה (ṣā·p̄ō·w·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6828: Hidden, dark, the north as a, quarter

three
וּשְׁלוֹשָׁה֩ (ū·šə·lō·wō·šāh)
Conjunctive waw | Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice

facing
פֹנִ֨ים ׀ (p̄ō·nîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6437: To turn, to face, appear, look

west,
יָ֜מָּה (yām·māh)
Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin

three
וּשְׁלֹשָׁ֣ה ׀ (ū·šə·lō·šāh)
Conjunctive waw | Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice

facing
פֹּנִ֣ים (pō·nîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6437: To turn, to face, appear, look

south,
נֶ֗גְבָּה (neḡ·bāh)
Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5045: South country, the Negeb, south

and three
וּשְׁלֹשָׁה֙ (ū·šə·lō·šāh)
Conjunctive waw | Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice

facing
פֹּנִ֣ים (pō·nîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6437: To turn, to face, appear, look

east.
מִזְרָ֔חָה (miz·rā·ḥāh)
Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4217: Place of sunrise, the east

[The Sea]
וְהַיָּ֥ם (wə·hay·yām)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin

rested on them
עֲלֵיהֶ֖ם (‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

with all
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

their hindquarters
אֲחֹרֵיהֶ֖ם (’ă·ḥō·rê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 268: The hinder part, behind, backward, the West

toward the center.
בָּֽיְתָה׃ (bā·yə·ṯāh)
Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house
(4) It stood.--The whole verse coincides verbally with 1Kings 7:25, with one slight exception: the common form of the numeral "twelve," shnem '?s?r, is substituted for the rare shne '?s?r.

Verse 4. - The words of the Hebrew text of this verse and the parallel (1 Kings 7:25) are facsimiles. 4:1-22 The furniture of the temple. - Here is a further account of the furniture of God's house. Both without doors and within, there was that which typified the grace of the gospel, and shadowed out good things to come, of which the substance is Christ. There was the brazen altar. The making of this was not mentioned in the book of Kings. On this all the sacrifices were offered, and it sanctified the gift. The people who worshipped in the courts might see the sacrifices burned. They might thus be led to consider the great Sacrifice, to be offered in the fulness of time, to take away sin, and put an end to death, which the blood of bulls and goats could not possibly do. And, with the smoke of the sacrifices, their hearts might ascend to heaven, in holy desires towards God and his favour. In all our devotions we must keep the eye of faith fixed upon Christ. The furniture of the temple, compared with that of the tabernacle, showed that God's church would be enlarged, and his worshippers multiplied. Blessed be God, there is enough in Christ for all.
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