Bible: 1 Kings 7:23-37

7:23 He also made the large bronze basin called “The Sea.” 1  It measured 15 feet 2  from rim to rim, was circular in shape, and stood seven-and-a-half feet 3  high. Its circumference was 45 feet. 4  7:24 Under the rim all the way around it 5  were round ornaments 6  arranged in settings 15 feet long. 7  The ornaments were in two rows and had been cast with “The Sea.” 8  7:25 The Sea” stood on top of twelve bulls. Three faced northward, three westward, three southward, and three eastward. “The Seawas placed on top of them, and they all faced outward. 9  7:26 It was four fingers thick and its rim was like that of a cup shaped like a lily blossom. It could hold about 12,000 gallons. 10 

7:27 He also made ten bronze movable stands. Each stand was six feet 11  long, six feet 12  wide, and four-and-a-half feet 13  high. 7:28 The stands were constructed with frames between the joints. 7:29 On these frames and joints were ornamental lions, bulls, and cherubs. Under the lions and bulls were decorative wreaths. 14  7:30 Each stand had four bronze wheels with bronze axles and four supports. Under the basin the supports were fashioned on each side with wreaths. 15  7:31 Inside the stand was a round opening that was a foot-and-a-half deep; it had a support that was two and one-quarter feet long. 16  On the edge of the opening were carvings in square frames. 17  7:32 The four wheels were under the frames and the crossbars of the axles were connected to the stand. Each wheel was two and one-quarter feet 18  high. 7:33 The wheels were constructed like chariot wheels; their crossbars, rims, spokes, and hubs were made of cast metal. 7:34 Each stand had four supports, one per side projecting out from the stand. 19  7:35 On top of each stand was a round opening three-quarters of a foot deep; 20  there were also supports and frames on top of the stands. 7:36 He engraved ornamental cherubs, lions, and palm trees on the plates of the supports and frames wherever there was room, 21  with wreaths 22  all around. 7:37 He made the ten stands in this way. All of them were cast in one mold and were identical in measurements and shape.

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