The Meaning of 2 Chronicles 4:5 Explained

2 Chronicles 4:5

KJV: And the thickness of it was an handbreadth, and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, with flowers of lilies; and it received and held three thousand baths.

YLT: And its thickness is a handbreadth, and its lip as the work of the lip of a cup flowered with lilies; taking hold -- baths three thousand it containeth.

Darby: And its thickness was a hand-breadth, and its brim like the work of the brim of a cup, with lily-blossoms; in capacity it held three thousand baths.

ASV: And it was a handbreadth thick; and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, like the flower of a lily: it received and held three thousand baths.

What does 2 Chronicles 4:5 Mean?

Chapter Summary: 2 Chronicles 4

1  The altar of brass
2  The molten sea upon twelve oxen
6  The ten lavers, candlesticks, and tables
9  The courts, and the instruments of brass
19  The instruments of gold

What do the individual words in 2 Chronicles 4:5 mean?

And it [was] thick a handbreadth and its brim like was shaped the brim of a cup [like] a blossom lily it contained baths Three thousand held -
וְעָבְי֣וֹ טֶ֔פַח וּשְׂפָתוֹ֙ כְּמַעֲשֵׂ֣ה שְׂפַת־ כּ֔וֹס פֶּ֖רַח שֽׁוֹשַׁנָּ֑ה מַחֲזִ֣יק בַּתִּ֔ים שְׁלֹ֥שֶׁת אֲלָפִ֖ים יָכִֽיל ס

וְעָבְי֣וֹ  And  it  [was]  thick 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Noun, masculine singular construct, third person masculine singular
Root: עֲבִי  
Sense: thickness.
טֶ֔פַח  a  handbreadth 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular
Root: טֶפַח 
Sense: span, width of the hand, hand breadth.
וּשְׂפָתוֹ֙  and  its  brim 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Noun, feminine singular construct, third person masculine singular
Root: שָׂפָה  
Sense: lip, language, speech, shore, bank, brink, brim, side, edge, border, binding.
כְּמַעֲשֵׂ֣ה  like  was  shaped 
Parse: Preposition-k, Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: מַעֲשֶׂה  
Sense: deed, work.
שְׂפַת־  the  brim 
Parse: Noun, feminine singular construct
Root: שָׂפָה  
Sense: lip, language, speech, shore, bank, brink, brim, side, edge, border, binding.
כּ֔וֹס  of  a  cup 
Parse: Noun, feminine singular
Root: כֹּוס 
Sense: cup.
פֶּ֖רַח  [like]  a  blossom 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: פֶּרַח  
Sense: bud, sprout.
שֽׁוֹשַׁנָּ֑ה  lily 
Parse: Noun, common singular
Root: שׁוּשַׁן  
Sense: lily.
מַחֲזִ֣יק  it  contained 
Parse: Verb, Hifil, Participle, masculine singular
Root: חָזַק  
Sense: to strengthen, prevail, harden, be strong, become strong, be courageous, be firm, grow firm, be resolute, be sore.
בַּתִּ֔ים  baths 
Parse: Noun, feminine plural
Root: בַּת  
Sense: bath, a unit of liquid measure, equal to dry measure ephah (about 9 imperial gallons or 40 litres, rabbinical writings give sizes of one-half this amount).
שְׁלֹ֥שֶׁת  Three 
Parse: Number, masculine singular construct
Root: מִשְׁלֹשׁ 
Sense: three, triad.
אֲלָפִ֖ים  thousand 
Parse: Number, masculine plural
Root: אֶלֶף 
Sense: a thousand.
יָכִֽיל  held 
Parse: Verb, Hifil, Imperfect, third person masculine singular
Root: כּוּל  
Sense: to seize, contain, measure.
ס  - 
Parse: Punctuation

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