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Nehemiah 12 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Priests and Levites Who Returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:1 - Now these are the priests and the Levites who came up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:2 - Amariah, Malluch, Hattush,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:3 - Shecaniah, Rehum, Meremoth,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:4 - Iddo, Ginnethoi, Abijah,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:5 - Mijamin, Maadiah, Bilgah,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:6 - Shemaiah and Joiarib, Jedaiah,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:7 - Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah and Jedaiah. These were the heads of the priests and their [fn]kinsmen in the days of Jeshua.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:8 - The Levites were Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah who was [fn]in charge of the songs of thanksgiving, he and his brothers.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:9 - Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brothers, stood opposite them in their service divisions.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:10 - Jeshua [fn]became the father of Joiakim, and Joiakim [fn]became the father of Eliashib, and Eliashib [fn]became the father of Joiada,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:11 - and Joiada became the father of Jonathan, and Jonathan became the father of Jaddua.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:12 - Now in the days of Joiakim, the priests, the heads of fathers’ households were: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:13 - of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:14 - of [fn]Malluchi, Jonathan; of Shebaniah, Joseph;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:15 - of Harim, Adna; of Meraioth, Helkai;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:16 - of Iddo, Zechariah; of Ginnethon, Meshullam;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:17 - of Abijah, Zichri; of Miniamin, of Moadiah, Piltai;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:18 - of Bilgah, Shammua; of Shemaiah, Jehonathan;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:19 - of Joiarib, Mattenai; of Jedaiah, Uzzi;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:20 - of Sallai, Kallai; of Amok, Eber;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:21 - of Hilkiah, Hashabiah; of Jedaiah, Nethanel.

The Chief Levites

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:22 - As for the Levites, the heads of fathers’ households were registered in the days of Eliashib, Joiada, and Johanan and Jaddua; so were the priests in the reign of Darius the Persian.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:23 - The sons of Levi, the heads of fathers’ households, were registered in the Book of the Chronicles up to the days of Johanan the son of Eliashib.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:24 - The heads of the Levites were Hashabiah, Sherebiah and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with their brothers opposite them, to praise and give thanks, [fn]as prescribed by David the man of God, division corresponding to division.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:25 - Mattaniah, Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon and Akkub were gatekeepers keeping watch at the storehouses of the gates.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:26 - These served in the days of Joiakim the son of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and in the days of Nehemiah the governor and of Ezra the priest and scribe.

Dedication of the Wall

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:27 - Now at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought out the Levites from all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem so that they might celebrate the dedication with gladness, with hymns of thanksgiving and with songs to the accompaniment of cymbals, harps and lyres.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:28 - So the sons of the singers were assembled from the district around Jerusalem, and from the villages of the Netophathites,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:29 - from Beth-gilgal and from their fields in Geba and Azmaveth, for the singers had built themselves villages around Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:30 - The priests and the Levites purified themselves; they also purified the people, the gates and the wall.

Procedures for the Temple

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:31 - Then I had the leaders of Judah come up on top of the wall, and I appointed two great [fn]choirs, [fn]the first proceeding to the right on top of the wall toward the Refuse Gate.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:32 - Hoshaiah and half of the leaders of Judah followed them,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:33 - with Azariah, Ezra, Meshullam,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:34 - Judah, Benjamin, Shemaiah, Jeremiah,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:35 - and some of the sons of the priests with trumpets; and Zechariah the son of Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Micaiah, the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:36 - and his [fn]kinsmen, Shemaiah, Azarel, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethanel, Judah and Hanani, with the musical instruments of David the man of God. And Ezra the scribe went before them.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:37 - At the Fountain Gate they went directly up the steps of the city of David by the stairway of the wall above the house of David to the Water Gate on the east.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:38 - The second [fn]choir proceeded to the [fn]left, while I followed them with half of the people on the wall, above the Tower of Furnaces, to the Broad Wall,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:39 - and above the Gate of Ephraim, by the Old Gate, by the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Sheep Gate; and they stopped at the Gate of the Guard.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:40 - Then the two choirs took their stand in the house of God. So did I and half of the officials with me;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:41 - and the priests, Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Micaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah and Hananiah, with the trumpets;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:42 - and Maaseiah, Shemaiah, Eleazar, Uzzi, Jehohanan, Malchijah, Elam and Ezer. And the singers [fn]sang, with Jezrahiah their leader,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:43 - and on that day they offered great sacrifices and rejoiced because God had given them great joy, even the women and children rejoiced, so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard from afar.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:44 - On that day men were also appointed over the chambers for the stores, the contributions, the first fruits and the tithes, to gather into them from the fields of the cities the portions required by the law for the priests and Levites; for Judah rejoiced over the priests and Levites who [fn]served.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:45 - For they performed the [fn]worship of their God and the service of purification, together with the singers and the gatekeepers in accordance with the command of David and of his son Solomon.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:46 - For in the days of David and Asaph, in ancient times, there were [fn]leaders of the singers, songs of praise and hymns of thanksgiving to God.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:47 - So all Israel in the days of Zerubbabel and Nehemiah gave the portions due the singers and the gatekeepers as each day required, and set apart the consecrated portion for the Levites, and the Levites set apart the consecrated portion for the sons of Aaron.
NASB Footnotes
Literally: brothers
Literally: over
Literally: begot, and so in vv 11, 12
In Neh 12:2, Malluch
Literally: in the commandment of
Literally: thanksgiving choirs
Hebrew: and processions to the right
Literally: brothers
Literally: thanksgiving choir
Literally: front
Literally: caused their voices to be heard
Literally: stood
Literally: service
Literally: heads
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