52:17 The Babylonians broke the two bronze pillars in the temple of the Lord, as well as the movable stands and the large bronze basin called the “The Sea.” 1 They took all the bronze to Babylon. 52:18 They also took the pots, shovels, 2 trimming shears, 3 basins, pans, and all the bronze utensils used by the priests. 4 52:19 The captain of the royal guard took the gold and silver bowls, censers, 5 basins, pots, lampstands, pans, and vessels. 6
2 sn These shovels were used to clean the altar.
3 sn These trimming shears were used to trim the wicks of the lamps.
4 tn Heb “with which they served (or “fulfilled their duty”).”
5 sn The censers held the embers used for the incense offerings.
6 sn These vessels were used for drink offerings.