1. Exposition

What is known from elsewhere about the vessels of the LORD's house?

Ezra 1:7 (ESV)

7 Cyrus the king also brought out the vessels of the house of the LORD that Nebuchadnezzar had carried away from Jerusalem and placed in the house of his gods.

2 Kings 24:13 mentions that all of the golden vessels were cut into pieces. This does not mean that they were destroyed, but that larger vessels were cut up in order to facilitate their transportation to Babylon.1 Daniel 5:1–4 and Daniel 5:22–23 make clear that many of the temple vessels were in Babylon.