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2 Kings 16:17 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

17 Then King Ahaz cut off the frames of the water carts[a] and removed the bronze basin from each of them. He took the reservoir[b] from the bronze oxen that were under it and put it on a stone pavement.


  1. 2 Kings 16:17 Lit the stands
  2. 2 Kings 16:17 Lit sea

2 Chronicles 4:4-5 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

It stood on 12 oxen, three facing north, three facing west, three facing south, and three facing east. The reservoir was on top of them and all their hindquarters were toward the center. The reservoir was three inches[a] thick, and its rim was fashioned like the brim of a cup or a lily blossom. It could hold 11,000 gallons.[b]


  1. 2 Chronicles 4:5 Lit a handbreadth
  2. 2 Chronicles 4:5 Text emended; MT reads 3,000 baths in 1Kg 7:26

Jeremiah 52:20 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

20 As for the two pillars, the one reservoir, and the 12 bronze bulls under the water carts that King Solomon had made for the Lord’s temple, the weight of the bronze of all these articles was beyond measure.

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