The priests could not carry out their duties 1 because of the cloud; the Lord’s splendor filled God’s temple.
Each of the pillars was about twenty-seven feet 1 high. The bronze top of one pillar was about four and a half feet 2 high and had bronze latticework and pomegranate shaped ornaments all around it. The second pillar with its latticework was like it.
O Lord God of Israel, you are righteous, for we are left as a remnant this day. Indeed, we stand before you in our guilt. However, because of this guilt 1 no one can really stand before you.”
However, the people are numerous and it is the rainy season. 1 We are unable to stand here outside. Furthermore, this business cannot be resolved in a day or two, for we have sinned greatly in this matter.
The bronze top of one pillar was about seven and one-half feet 1 high and had bronze latticework and pomegranate-shaped ornaments all around it. The second pillar with its pomegranate-shaped ornaments was like it.