1 Now aSolomon was building his own house thirteen years, and he finished all his house.
13 Now aKing Solomon sent and brought Hiram from Tyre.
14 aHe was a widow’s son from the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in bronze; and bhe was filled with wisdom and understanding and skill for doing any work in bronze. So he came to King Solomon and cperformed all his work.
16 He also made two capitals of molten bronze to set on the tops of the pillars; the height of the one capital was five 1cubits and the height of the other capital was five cubits.
25 aIt stood on twelve oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east; and the sea was set on top of them, and all their rear parts turned inward.
27 Then ahe made the ten stands of bronze; the length of each stand was four cubits and its width four cubits and its height three cubits.
28 This was the design of the stands: they had borders, even borders between the 1frames,
31 Its opening inside the crown at the top was a cubit, and its opening was round like the design of a pedestal, a cubit and a half; and also on its opening there were engravings, and their borders were square, not round.
37 aHe made the ten stands like this: all of them had one casting, one measure and one form.
38 aHe made ten basins of bronze, one basin held forty baths; each basin was four cubits, and on each of the ten stands was one basin.
41 the two pillars and the two bowls of the capitals which were on the top of the atwo pillars, and the two networks to cover the two bowls of the capitals which were on the top of the pillars;
42 and the afour hundred pomegranates for the two networks, two rows of pomegranates for each network to cover the two bowls of the capitals which were on the tops of the pillars;
44 and athe one sea and the twelve oxen under the sea;
45 and athe pails and the shovels and the bowls; even all these utensils which Hiram made for King Solomon in the house of the Lord were of polished bronze.
47 Solomon left all the utensils unweighed, because they were too many; athe weight of the bronze could not be ascertained.
49 and the lampstands, five on the right side and five on the left, in front of the inner sanctuary, of pure gold; and athe flowers and the lamps and the tongs, of gold;
50 and the cups and the snuffers and the bowls and the spoons and the afirepans, of pure gold; and the hinges both for the doors of the inner house, the most holy place, and for the doors of the house, that is, of the nave, of gold.
51 aThus all the work that King Solomon performed in the house of the Lord was finished. And bSolomon brought in the things dedicated by his father David, the silver and the gold and the utensils, and he put them in the treasuries of the house of the Lord.
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