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1 Kings 7:16

    1 Kings 7:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he made two chapiters of molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one chapiter was five cubits, and the height of the other chapiter was five cubits:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he made two capitals of molten brass, to set on the tops of the pillars: the height of the one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital was five cubits:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he made two capitals of molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital was five cubits.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he made the two crowns to be put on the tops of the pillars, of brass made soft in the fire; the crowns were five cubits high.

    Webster's Revision

    And he made two capitals of molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital was five cubits.

    World English Bible

    He made two capitals of molten brass, to set on the tops of the pillars: the height of the one capital was five cubits, and the height of the other capital was five cubits.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he made two chapiters of molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one chapiter was five cubits, and the height of the other chapiter was five cubits.

    Definitions for 1 Kings 7:16

    Chapiter - Capital of a column.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Kings 7:16

    The general character of the "chapiters" or capitals, their great size in proportion to the shaft, which is as one to two, and their construction of two quite different members, remind us of the pillars used by the Persians in their palaces, which were certainly more like Jachin and Boaz than any pillars that have reached us from antiquity. The ornamentation, however, seems to have been far more elaborate than that of the Persian capitals.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Kings 7:16

    7:16 Five cubits - The word chapiter is taken either more largely for the whole, so it is five cubits; Or, more strictly, either for the pommels, as they are called, 2Chron 4:12, or for the cornice or crown, and so it was but three cubits, to which the pomegranates being added make it four cubits, as it is below, ver.19, and the other work upon it took up one cubit more, which in all made five cubits.