25:13 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 “The Sea.” 1 They took the bronze to Babylon. 25:14 They also took the pots, shovels, 2 trimming shears, 3 pans, and all the bronze utensils used by the priests. 4 25:15 The captain of the royal guard took the golden and silver censers 5 and basins.
1 sn See the note at 1 Kgs 7:23.
2 sn These shovels were used to clean the altar.
3 sn These were used to trim the wicks.
4 tn Heb “with which they served [or, ‘fulfilled their duty’].”
5 sn These held the embers used for the incense offerings.