2 Kings 25:16
New International Version
The bronze from the two pillars, the Sea and the movable stands, which Solomon had made for the temple of the LORD, was more than could be weighed.

New Living Translation
The weight of the bronze from the two pillars, the Sea, and the water carts was too great to be measured. These things had been made for the LORD’s Temple in the days of Solomon.

English Standard Version
As for the two pillars, the one sea, and the stands that Solomon had made for the house of the LORD, the bronze of all these vessels was beyond weight.

Berean Study Bible
As for the two pillars, the Sea, and the movable stands that Solomon had made for the house of the LORD, the weight of the bronze from all these articles was beyond measure.

King James Bible
The two pillars, one sea, and the bases which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD; the brass of all these vessels was without weight.

New King James Version
The two pillars, one Sea, and the carts, which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD, the bronze of all these articles was beyond measure.

New American Standard Bible
The two pillars, the one Sea, and the stands which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD—the bronze of all these articles was too heavy to weigh.

NASB 1995
The two pillars, the one sea, and the stands which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD— the bronze of all these vessels was beyond weight.

NASB 1977
The two pillars, the one sea, and the stands which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD—the bronze of all these vessels was beyond weight.

Amplified Bible
The two pillars, the one sea (large basin), and the bases which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD, the bronze of all these articles was incalculable.

Christian Standard Bible
As for the two pillars, the one basin, and the water carts that Solomon had made for the LORD’s temple, the weight of the bronze of all these articles was beyond measure.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As for the two pillars, the one reservoir, and the water carts that Solomon had made for the LORD’s temple, the weight of the bronze of all these articles was beyond measure.

American Standard Version
The two pillars, the one sea, and the bases, which Solomon had made for the house of Jehovah, the brass of all these vessels was without weight.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The two pillars and one sea and the basin that King Solomon made for the house of LORD JEHOVAH, and there was no weight measure for the brass of these vessels and those pillars.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Two pillars, and one sea, and the bases which Solomon made for the house of the Lord: there was no weight of the brass of all the vessels.

Contemporary English Version
The pile of bronze from the columns, the stands, and the large bowl that Solomon had made for the temple was too large to be weighed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That is, two pillars, one sea, and the bases which Solomon had made in the temple of the Lord: the brass of all these vessels was without weight.

English Revised Version
The two pillars, the one sea, and the bases, which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD; the brass of all these vessels was without weight.

Good News Translation
The bronze objects that King Solomon had made for the Temple--the two columns, the carts, and the large tank--were too heavy to weigh.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The bronze from the two pillars, the pool, and the stands that Solomon had made for the LORD's temple couldn't be weighed.

International Standard Version
The bronze contained in the two pillars, the one sea, and the stands that Solomon had crafted for the LORD's Temple could not be inventoried for weight.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The two pillars, the one sea, and the bases, which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD; the brass of all these vessels was without weight.

Literal Standard Version
The two pillars, the one sea, and the bases that Solomon made for the house of YHWH, there was no weighing of the bronze of all these vessels;

NET Bible
The bronze of the items that King Solomon made for the LORD's temple--including the two pillars, the big bronze basin called "The Sea," the twelve bronze bulls under "The Sea," and the movable stands--was too heavy to be weighed.

New Heart English Bible
The two pillars, the one sea, and the bases, which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD, the bronze of all these vessels was without weight.

World English Bible
The two pillars, the one sea, and the bases, which Solomon had made for the house of Yahweh, the brass of all these vessels was without weight.

Young's Literal Translation
The two pillars, the one sea, and the bases that Solomon made for the house of Jehovah, there was no weighing of the brass of all these vessels;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Temple Destroyed
15The captain of the guard also took away the censers and sprinkling bowls—anything made of pure gold or fine silver. 16As for the two pillars, the Sea, and the movable stands that Solomon had made for the house of the LORD, the weight of the bronze from all these articles was beyond measure. 17Each pillar was eighteen cubits tall. The bronze capital atop one pillar was three cubits high, with a network of bronze pomegranates all around. The second pillar, with its network, was similar.…

Cross References
1 Kings 7:27
In addition, he made ten movable stands of bronze, each four cubits long, four cubits wide, and three cubits high.

1 Kings 7:47
Solomon left all these articles unweighed, because there were so many. The weight of the bronze could not be determined.

2 Kings 25:15
The captain of the guard also took away the censers and sprinkling bowls--anything made of pure gold or fine silver.

Jeremiah 52:20
As for the two pillars, the Sea, the twelve bronze bulls under it, and the movable stands that King Solomon had made for the house of the LORD, the weight of the bronze from all these articles was beyond measure.


Treasury of Scripture

The two pillars, one sea, and the bases which Solomon had made for the house of the LORD; the brass of all these vessels was without weight.

one sea.

1 Kings 7:47
And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, because they were exceeding many: neither was the weight of the brass found out.









(16) The two pillars, (the) one sea . . .--A nominative absolute.

All these vessels . . .--Those just mentioned, the two pillars, &c.

Without weight.--A natural hyperbole closely resembling one which we often meet with in Assyrian accounts of the plunder carried off from conquered towns: "spoils without number 1 carried off."

Verse 16. - The two pillars (see the comment on ver. 13), one sea - rather, the one sea - and the bases which Solomon had made for the house of the Lord; the brass of all these vessels was without weight; i.e. the quantity of the brass was so large that it was not thought to be worth while to weigh it. When gold and silver vessels were carried off, their weight was carefully taken by the royal scribes or secretaries ('Ancient Monarchies,' vol. 1. p. 476), who placed it on record as a check upon embezzlement or peculation.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
As for the two
שְׁנַ֗יִם (šə·na·yim)
Number - md
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

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

the
הָֽאֶחָד֙ (hā·’e·ḥāḏ)
Article | Number - masculine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

Sea,
הַיָּ֤ם (hay·yām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin

and the movable stands
וְהַמְּכֹנ֔וֹת (wə·ham·mə·ḵō·nō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4350: A fixed resting place, base

that
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

Solomon
שְׁלֹמֹ֖ה (šə·lō·mōh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8010: Solomon -- David's son and successor to his throne

had made
עָשָׂ֥ה (‘ā·śāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

for the house
לְבֵ֣ית (lə·ḇêṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of the LORD,
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

{the weight} of the bronze
לִנְחֹ֖שֶׁת (lin·ḥō·šeṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5178: Copper, something made of that metal, coin, a fetter, base

from all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

these
הָאֵֽלֶּה׃ (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

articles
הַכֵּלִ֥ים (hak·kê·lîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus

[was beyond] measure.
מִשְׁקָ֔ל (miš·qāl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4948: Weight, weighing


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