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He made also ten lavers, and put five on the right hand, and five on the left, to wash in them: such things as they offered for the burnt offering they washed in them; but the sea was for the priests to wash in.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

4:6 ten lavers. According to I Kings 7:38, each laver could hold forty baths (about 230 gallons) of water. They were used to wash animals for certain of the offerings, whereas the large “sea” was reserved for the priests to wash in.

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