1 Kings 7:17
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New International Version
A network of interwoven chains adorned the capitals on top of the pillars, seven for each capital.

King James Bible
And nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter.

Darby Bible Translation
[and] nets of checker-work, wreaths of chain-work, for the capitals which were upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one capital and seven for the other capital.

World English Bible
There were nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the capitals which were on the top of the pillars; seven for the one capital, and seven for the other capital.

Young's Literal Translation
Nets of net-work, wreaths of chain-work are for the chapiters that are on the top of the pillars, seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the second chapiter.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He cast two pillars - eighteen cubits high - That is, about thirty feet in English measure.

A line of twelve cubits - In circumference. It would be difficult even now to procure a founder who could cast such massive pillars, whether solid or hollow.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Exodus 28:14,22,24,25 And two chains of pure gold at the ends; of wreathen work shall you make them, and fasten the wreathen chains to the ouches...

Exodus 39:15-18 And they made on the breastplate chains at the ends, of wreathen work of pure gold...

2 Kings 25:17 The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the capital on it was brass: and the height of the capital three cubits...

Library
Gadara
There was a double Gadara. One at the shore of the Mediterranean sea: that was first called Gezer, 1 Kings 9:15. In Josephus, "Simon destroyed the city Gazara, and Joppe, and Jamnia."--And in the Book of the Maccabees, "And he fortified Joppe, which is on the sea, and Gazara, which is on the borders of Azotus." At length, according to the idiom of the Syrian dialect, Zain passed into Daleth; and instead of Gazara, it was called Gadara. Hence Strabo, after the mention of Jamnia, saith, "and there
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

A Discourse of the House and Forest of Lebanon
OF THE HOUSE OF THE FOREST OF LEBANON. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. That part of Palestine in which the celebrated mountains of Lebanon are situated, is the border country adjoining Syria, having Sidon for its seaport, and Land, nearly adjoining the city of Damascus, on the north. This metropolitan city of Syria, and capital of the kingdom of Damascus, was strongly fortified; and during the border conflicts it served as a cover to the Assyrian army. Bunyan, with great reason, supposes that, to keep
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
1 Kings 7:16
He also made two capitals of cast bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; each capital was five cubits high.

1 Kings 7:18
He made pomegranates in two rows encircling each network to decorate the capitals on top of the pillars. He did the same for each capital.

1 Kings 7:41
the two pillars; the two bowl-shaped capitals on top of the pillars; the two sets of network decorating the two bowl-shaped capitals on top of the pillars;

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