Jeremiah 52:21
New International Version
Each pillar was eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits in circumference; each was four fingers thick, and hollow.

New Living Translation
Each of the pillars was 27 feet tall and 18 feet in circumference. They were hollow, with walls 3 inches thick.

English Standard Version
As for the pillars, the height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, its circumference was twelve cubits, and its thickness was four fingers, and it was hollow.

Berean Study Bible
Each pillar was eighteen cubits tall and twelve cubits in circumference; each was hollow, four fingers thick.

King James Bible
And concerning the pillars, the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a fillet of twelve cubits did compass it; and the thickness thereof was four fingers: it was hollow.

New King James Version
Now concerning the pillars: the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits, a measuring line of twelve cubits could measure its circumference, and its thickness was four fingers; it was hollow.

New American Standard Bible
As for the pillars, the height of each pillar was eighteen cubits, and it was twelve cubits in circumference and four fingers in thickness, and hollow.

NASB 1995
As for the pillars, the height of each pillar was eighteen cubits, and it was twelve cubits in circumference and four fingers in thickness, and hollow.

NASB 1977
As for the pillars, the height of each pillar was eighteen cubits, and it was twelve cubits in circumference and four fingers in thickness, and hollow.

Amplified Bible
Concerning the pillars, the height of each pillar was eighteen cubits (twenty-seven feet), and a line [an ornamental molding] of twelve cubits (eighteen feet) went around its circumference; it was four fingers thick, and [the pillar was] hollow.

Christian Standard Bible
One pillar was 27 feet tall, had a circumference of 18 feet, was hollow—four fingers thick—

Holman Christian Standard Bible
One pillar was 27 feet tall, had a circumference of 18 feet, was hollow--four fingers thick--

American Standard Version
And as for the pillars, the height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a line of twelve cubits did compass it; and the thickness thereof was four fingers: it was hollow.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And those two pillars were eighteen cubits, the height of one of the pillars, and a cord of twelve cubits going around it in a circle, and its thickness was four fingers, and it was hollow inside

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And as for the pillars, the height of one pillar was thirty-five cubits; and a line of twelve cubits compassed it round; and the thickness of it all round was four fingers.

Contemporary English Version
For example, the columns were about 8 meters high and 5.5 meters around. They were hollow, but the bronze was about 75 millimeters thick.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And concerning the pillars, one pillar was eighteen cubits high: and a cord of twelve cubits compassed it about: but the thickness thereof was four fingers, and it was hollow within.

English Revised Version
And as for the pillars, the height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a line of twelve cubits did compass it; and the thickness thereof was four fingers: it was hollow.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One pillar was 27 feet high and 18 feet in circumference. It was three inches thick and hollow.

International Standard Version
Each of the pillars was twelve cubits high and its circumference twelve cubits. It was hollow and about a handbreadth thick.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And as for the pillars, the height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a line of twelve cubits did compass it; and the thickness thereof was four fingers; it was hollow.

Literal Standard Version
As for the pillars, eighteen cubits [is] the height of the one pillar, and a cord of twelve cubits goes around it, and its thickness [is] four fingers hollow.

NET Bible
Each of the pillars was about 27 feet high, about 18 feet in circumference, three inches thick, and hollow.

New Heart English Bible
As for the pillars, the height of the one pillar was eight feet seven inches; and a line of twenty feet eight inches encircled it; and its thickness was almost three inches. It was hollow.

World English Bible
As for the pillars, the height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a line of twelve cubits did compass it; and its thickness was four fingers: it was hollow.

Young's Literal Translation
As to the pillars, eighteen cubits is the height of the one pillar, and a cord of twelve cubits doth compass it, and its thickness is four fingers hollow.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Temple Destroyed
20As 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. 21Each pillar was eighteen cubits tall and twelve cubits in circumference; each was hollow, four fingers thick. 22The 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.…

Cross References
1 Kings 7:15
He cast two pillars of bronze, each eighteen cubits high and twelve cubits in circumference.

2 Kings 25:17
Each 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.

2 Chronicles 3:15
In front of the temple he made two pillars, which together were thirty-five cubits high, each with a capital on top measuring five cubits.


Treasury of Scripture

And concerning the pillars, the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a fillet of twelve cubits did compass it; and the thickness thereof was four fingers: it was hollow.

concerning

1 Kings 7:15-21
For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits did compass either of them about…

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 3:15-17
Also he made before the house two pillars of thirty and five cubits high, and the chapiter that was on the top of each of them was five cubits…

fillet [heb] thread









(21-23) And concerning the pillars . . .--In 2Kings 25:16-17 we have a list abbreviated by the omission of some of the measurements and of the number and arrangement of the pomegranates. "Chapiter" is the old English word for the "capital" of a column.

On a side.--The exact meaning of the Hebrew is towards a (=each) wind--i.e., there were twenty-four pomegranates on each side of the square pillars, with one at each corner, making, as in Jeremiah 52:23, one hundred in all.



Parallel Commentaries ...


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

pillar
וְהָעַמּוּדִ֗ים (wə·hā·‘am·mū·ḏîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5982: A column, a stand, platform

[was] eighteen
שְׁמֹנֶ֨ה (šə·mō·neh)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 8083: A cardinal number, eight, eighth

cubits
אַמָּה֙ (’am·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 520: A mother, a cubit, a door-base

tall
קוֹמַת֙ (qō·w·maṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 6967: Height

and twelve
שְׁתֵּים־ (šə·têm-)
Number - fd
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

cubits
אַמָּ֖ה (’am·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 520: A mother, a cubit, a door-base

in circumference;
יְסֻבֶּ֑נּוּ (yə·sub·ben·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5437: To turn about, go around, surround

[each] was hollow,
נָבֽוּב׃ (nā·ḇūḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 5014: To pierce, to be hollow, foolish

four
אַרְבַּ֥ע (’ar·ba‘)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 702: Four

fingers
אַצְבָּע֖וֹת (’aṣ·bā·‘ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 676: Something to sieze with, a finger, a toe

thick.
וְעָבְי֛וֹ (wə·‘ā·ḇə·yōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5672: Density, depth, width


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