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Book of 2 Kings - Chapter 25 - Verse 15

25:15
And the firepans, and the bowls, and such things as were of gold, in gold, and of silver, in silver, the captain of the guard took away.

Meaning

In this verse, we see a detailed account of the valuable items taken by the captain of the guard during the plunder of the Temple. The firepans, bowls, and other items made of gold and silver were carefully collected and confiscated. These items were likely used for various purposes in the religious rituals at the Temple, making them precious and significant to the worship practices of the Israelites. The fact that these items were taken "in gold, and of silver, in silver" highlights the meticulous nature of the plundering, ensuring that even the containers and vessels were seized in their entirety. This act of looting not only deprived the Temple of its sacred objects but also served as a symbol of the devastating impact of the invasion on the religious and cultural identity of the Israelites. The captain of the guard's actions demonstrate the ruthless conquest and destruction that accompanied the fall of Jerusalem, leaving a profound impact on the history and faith of the Jewish people.

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