GOD'S WORD® Translation
1He made a bronze altar 30 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 15 feet high. 2Huram made a pool from cast metal. It was 15 feet in diameter. It was round, 71/2 feet high, and had a circumference of 45 feet. 3Under the rim were two rows of figurines shaped like bulls all around the 45-foot circumference of the pool. They were cast in metal when the pool was cast. 4The 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]. 5The pool was three inches thick. Its rim was like the rim of a cup, shaped like a lily's bud. It held 18,000 gallons.
6Huram also made ten basins for washing and put five on the south side and five on the north side. The priests rinsed the meat prepared for the burnt offerings in them. They used the pool to wash themselves.
7Huram made ten gold lamp stands according to their specifications and put them in the temple, five on the south side and five on the north side. 8He made ten tables and put them in the temple, five on the south side and five on the north side. And he made 100 gold bowls.
9He also made the priests' courtyard and the large courtyard and its doors. He covered the doors with bronze. 10He set the pool on the south side in the southeast [corner].
11Huram also made the pots, shovels, and bowls. So Huram finished the work for King Solomon in God's temple: 122 pillars, bowl-shaped capitals on top of the 2 pillars, and 2 sets of filigree to cover the 2 bowl-shaped capitals on top of the pillars, 13400 pomegranates for the 2 sets of filigree 1410 stands and 10 basins on the stands, 151 pool and the 12 bulls under it, 16pots, shovels, and three-pronged forks. Huram made all of them out of polished bronze for the LORD's temple at King Solomon's request. 17The king cast them in foundries in the Jordan Valley between Succoth and Zeredah. 18Solomon made so many of these products that no one tried to determine how much the bronze weighed.
19Solomon made all the furnishings for God's temple: the gold altar, the gold tables on which the bread of the presence was placed, 20lamp stands and lamps of pure gold (to burn as directed in front of the inner room), 21flowers, lamps, pure gold tongs, 22snuffers, basins, dishes, incense burners of pure gold, the gold entrance to the temple, the gold doors of the inner [room] (the most holy place), and the gold doors of the temple.
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