Haftarah for Va-yak·hel
I Kings 7:40-50Sepharadim read I Kings 7:13-26
This translation was taken from the JPS Tanakh
40 Hiram also made the lavers, the scrapers, and the sprinkling bowls.
So Hiram finished all the work that he had been doing for King Solomon on the House of the Lord: 41 the two columns, the two globes of the capitals upon the columns; and the two pieces of network to cover the two globes of the capitals upon the columns; 42 the four hundred pomegranates for the two pieces of network, two rows of pomegranates for each network, to cover the two globes of the capitals upon the columns; 43 the ten stands and the ten lavers upon the stands; 44 the one tank with the twelve oxen underneath the tank; 45 the pails, the scrapers, and the sprinkling bowls. All those vessels in the House of the Lord that Hiram made for King Solomon were of burnished bronze. 46 The king had them cast in earthen molds, in the plain of the Jordan between Succoth and Zarethan. 47 Solomon left all the vessels [unweighed] because of their very great quantity; the weight of the bronze was not reckoned.
48 And Solomon made all the furnishings that were in the House of the Lord: the altar, of gold; the table for the bread of display, of gold; 49 the lampstands — five on the right side and five on the left — in front of the Shrine, of solid gold; and the petals, lamps, and tongs, of gold; 50 the basins, snuffers, sprinkling bowls, ladles, and fire pans, of solid gold; and the hinge sockets for the doors of the innermost part of the House, the Holy of Holies, and for the doors of the Great Hall of the House, of gold.
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