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Nehemiah 12 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Priests and Levites Who Returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel

(cf. Ezr 2:36–40 )
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 kinsmen in the days of Jeshua
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:8 - And 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 fathered Joiakim, Joiakim fathered Eliashib, Eliashib fathered Joiada
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:11 - Joiada fathered Jonathan, and Jonathan fathered 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; and 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 - And 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 storerooms of the gates
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:26 - These men served in the days of Joiakim the son of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and in the days of Nehemiah the governor and 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 could celebrate the dedication with joy, with songs 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 territory 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, because 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 large [fn]choirs, [fn]the first proceeding to the right on top of the wall toward the Dung 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 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 Ancient 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 positions 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, and the women and children rejoiced as well, so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard from far away
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:44 - On that day men were also appointed over the chambers for the supplies, 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 the 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 songs 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 they [fn]set apart the consecrated portion for the Levites, and the Levites [fn]set apart the consecrated portion for the sons of Aaron
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit over
In v 2, Malluch
Lit by the commandment of
Lit thanksgiving choirs
Heb and processions to the right
Lit thanksgiving choir
Heb uncertain, perhaps opposite
Lit made themselves heard
Lit stood
Lit service
Lit heads
Or gave votive offerings to
Or gave votive offerings to
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