¶ And he made an altar of brass twenty cubits long and twenty cubits broad and ten cubits high. And he cast a brazen sea of ten cubits from brim to brim, and round in compass and five cubits high: and a line of thirty cubits might have compassed it round about. And the fashion of oxen did compass it round about under it: that is to wete, two rows of oxen cast when it was cast did compass that sea which was ten cubits wide, round about. And it stood also upon twelve oxen: of which three looked North, three West, three South and three East, and the sea upon them above on high, and the hinder parts of them inward. And the thickest of it was an handbreadth, and the brim like the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies. And it received and held the thousand baths. And he made ten lavers: and put five on the right hand and five on the left, to wash with all. And in them they thrust the flesh of the burntofferings. But the sea was for the priests to wash in. And he made ten candlesticks of gold in their fashions, and put them in the temple: five on the right hand and five on the left. And he made also ten tables and put them in the temple: five on the right side and five on the left. And he made an hundredth basins of gold. And he made the court of the priests, and the great court and doors to it: and overlaid the doors of them with brass. And he set the sea in the right side of the East end, toward the South.
¶ And Hiram made pots, shovels and basins. And Hiram finished the work he made for king Salomon unto the temple of God: The two pillars with their scalps of the two heads that were on the tops of the pillars: and the two wreaths to cover the two scalps of the heads that were on the tops of the pillars: and four hundredth pomegranates for the two wreaths, two rows of pomegranates for every wreath, to cover the two scalps of the heads that were on the pillars. And he made bottoms, and lavers upon the bottoms: and the sea with twelve oxen under it. And thereto pots, shovels, flesh hooks, and all their vessels did Hiram Abi make for king Salomon for the house of the LORD, of bright brass. In the plain of Iordan did the king cast them, in the thick earth, between Socoth and Zaredatha. And made of all these vessels so mighty great abundance, that the weight of brass could not be reckoned. And Salomon made all the vessels that pertained to the house of God: the golden altar and the tables with the shewbread upon them, the candlesticks with their lamps to burn after the manner before the quere, and that of pure gold, and the flowers and the lamps, and the snuffers were gold and that perfect gold: and the dressing knives, basins, spoons and censers of pure gold. And the inner doors of the place most holy, and the doors of the temple too, were gold.