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2 Kings 25:13-15 New English Translation (NET Bible)

13 The Babylonians broke the two bronze pillars in the Lord’s temple, as well as the movable stands and the big bronze basin called “The Sea.”[a] They took the bronze to Babylon. 14 They also took the pots, shovels,[b] trimming shears,[c] pans, and all the bronze utensils used by the priests.[d] 15 The captain of the royal guard took the golden and silver censers[e] and basins.


  1. 2 Kings 25:13 tn Heb “the bronze pillars that were in the Lord’s house and the stands and the bronze sea that were in the Lord’s house the Babylonians broke.”sn See the note at 1 Kgs 7:23.
  2. 2 Kings 25:14 sn These shovels were used to clean the altar.
  3. 2 Kings 25:14 sn These were used to trim the wicks.
  4. 2 Kings 25:14 tn Heb “with which they served [or, ‘fulfilled their duty’].”
  5. 2 Kings 25:15 sn These held the embers used for the incense offerings.
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2 Kings 25:13-15 New International Version (NIV)

13 The Babylonians broke up the bronze pillars, the movable stands and the bronze Sea that were at the temple of the Lord and they carried the bronze to Babylon. 14 They also took away the pots, shovels, wick trimmers, dishes and all the bronze articles used in the temple service. 15 The commander of the imperial guard took away the censers and sprinkling bowls—all that were made of pure gold or silver.

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