Under it was the likeness of oxen that encircled it for ten cubits, encircling the sea. The oxen were in two rows, cast when it was cast. Bible other translations

“oxen.” The Masoretic text reads “oxen,” but 1 Kings 7:24 says “gourds.” It is hard to say whether Kings or Chronicles is original. In Hebrew the words are very close and so at some point the text was miscopied.

Commentary for: 2 Chronicles 4:3