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Nehemiah 12 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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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 - Shechaniah, Rehum, Meremoth,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:4 - Iddo, Ginnethoi,[fn] Abijah,

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

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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:8 - Moreover the Levites were Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah who led the thanksgiving psalms, he and his brethren.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:9 - Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brethren, stood across from them in their duties.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:10 - Jeshua begot Joiakim, Joiakim begot Eliashib, Eliashib begot Joiada,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:11 - Joiada begot Jonathan, and Jonathan begot Jaddua.

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

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

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

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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:17 - of Abijah, Zichri; the son of Minjamin;[fn] of Moadiah,[fn] 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,[fn] Kallai; of Amok, Eber;

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

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:22 - During the reign of Darius the Persian, a record was also kept of the Levites and priests who had been heads of their fathers’ houses in the days of Eliashib, Joiada, Johanan, and Jaddua.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:23 - The sons of Levi, the heads of the fathers’ houses until the days of Johanan the son of Eliashib, were written in the book of the chronicles.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:24 - And the heads of the Levites were Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with their brothers across from them, to praise and give thanks, group alternating with group, according to the command of David the man of God.

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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:27 - Now at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought out the Levites in all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem to celebrate the dedication with gladness, both with thanksgivings and singing, with cymbals and stringed instruments and harps.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:28 - And the sons of the singers gathered together from the countryside around Jerusalem, from the villages of the Netophathites,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:29 - from the house of Gilgal, and from the fields of Geba and Azmaveth; for the singers had built themselves villages all around Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:30 - Then the priests and Levites purified themselves, and purified the people, the gates, and the wall.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:31 - So I brought the leaders of Judah up on the wall, and appointed two large thanksgiving choirs. One went to the right hand on the wall toward the Refuse Gate.

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

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

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

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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:37 - By the Fountain Gate, in front of them, they went up the stairs of the City of David, on the stairway of the wall, beyond the house of David, as far as the Water Gate eastward.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:38 - The other thanksgiving choir went the opposite way, and I was behind them with half of the people on the wall, going past the Tower of the Ovens as far as the Broad Wall,

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

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:40 - So the two thanksgiving choirs stood in the house of God, likewise I and the half of the rulers with me;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:41 - and the priests, Eliakim, Maaseiah, Minjamin,[fn] Michaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, and Hananiah, with trumpets;

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:42 - also Maaseiah, Shemaiah, Eleazar, Uzzi, Jehohanan, Malchijah, Elam, and Ezer. The singers sang loudly with Jezrahiah the director.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:43 - Also that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced, for God had made them rejoice with great joy; the women and the children also rejoiced, so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard afar off.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:44 - And at the same time some were appointed over the rooms of the storehouse for the offerings, the firstfruits, and the tithes, to gather into them from the fields of the cities the portions specified by the Law for the priests and Levites; for Judah rejoiced over the priests and Levites who ministered.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:45 - Both the singers and the gatekeepers kept the charge of their God and the charge of the purification, according to the command of David and Solomon his son.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:46 - For in the days of David and Asaph of old there were chiefs of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:47 - In the days of Zerubbabel and in the days of Nehemiah all Israel gave the portions for the singers and the gatekeepers, a portion for each day. They also consecrated holy things for the Levites, and the Levites consecrated them for the children of Aaron.
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Or Ginnethon (compare verse 16)
Or Malluch (compare verse 2)
Or Shechaniah (compare verse 3)
Or Rehum (compare verse 3)
Or Meremoth (compare verse 3)
Or Mijamin (compare verse 5)
Or Maadiah (compare verse 5)
Or Sallu (compare verse 7)
Spelled Jehozadak in 1 Chronicles 6:14
Or Mijamin (compare verse 5)

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