Nehemiah 12

Nehemiah Chapter 12 KJV

1The priests, and the Levites, which came up with Zerubbabel. 10The succession of high priests. 22Certain chief Levites in the days of Nehemiah and Ezra. 27The solemnity of the dedication of the wall. 44The offices of the priests and Levites appointed in the temple.
1 Now these are the 1priests and the Levites that went up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: 2Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,
2 Amariah, aMalluch, Hattush,
3 aShechaniah, bRehum, cMeremoth,
4 Iddo, aGinnetho, Abijah,
5 aMiamin, bMaadiah, Bilgah,
6 Shemaiah, and Joiarib, Jedaiah,
7 aSallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Jedaiah. These were the chief of the priests and of their brethren in the days of Jeshua.
8 Moreover the Levites: 1Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah, which was over athe thanksgiving, he and his brethren.
9 Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brethren, were over against them in the watches.
10 ¶ And 1Jeshua begat Joiakim, Joiakim also begat 2Eliashib, and Eliashib begat Joiada,
11 And Joiada begat Jonathan, and Jonathan begat Jaddua.
12 And in the days of Joiakim were priests, the chief of the fathers: 1of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;
13 Of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan;
14 Of Melicu, Jonathan; of Shebaniah, Joseph;
15 Of Harim, 1Adna; of Meraioth, Helkai;
16 Of Iddo, Zechariah; of Ginnethon, Meshullam;
17 Of Abijah, Zichri; of Miniamin, of Moadiah, Piltai;
18 Of Bilgah, Shammua; of Shemaiah, Jehonathan;
19 And of Joiarib, 1Mattenai; of Jedaiah, Uzzi;
20 Of Sallai, Kallai; of Amok, Eber;
21 Of Hilkiah, Hashabiah; of Jedaiah, Nethaneel.
22 ¶ The Levites in the days of 1Eliashib, Joiada, and Johanan, and Jaddua, were recorded chief of the fathers: also the priests, to the reign of 2Darius the Persian.
23 The sons of Levi, the chief of the fathers, were written in the book of the 1chronicles, even until the days of 2Johanan the son of Eliashib.
24 And the chief of the Levites: 1Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with their brethren 2over against them, 3to praise and 4to give thanks, 5according to the commandment of David 6the man of God, 7ward over against ward.
25 1Mattaniah, and Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon, Akkub, were porters keeping the ward at the athresholds of the gates.
26 These were 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, 1the scribe.
27 ¶ And at the 1dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites 2out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with gladness, both 3with thanksgivings, and with singing, 4with cymbals, psalteries, and with harps.
28 And the sons of the singers gathered themselves together, both out of the 1plain country round about Jerusalem, and from the villages of 2Netophathi;
29 Also from the house of 1Gilgal, and out of the fields of 2Geba and Azmaveth: for the singers had builded them 3villages round about Jerusalem.
30 And the priests and the Levites 1purified themselves, and purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.
31 Then I brought up 1the princes of Judah upon the wall, and appointed 2two great companies of them that gave thanks, whereof one went on the right hand upon the wall toward the 3dung gate:
32 And after them went Hoshaiah, and half of the princes of Judah,
33 And Azariah, Ezra, and Meshullam,
34 Judah, and Benjamin, and Shemaiah, and Jeremiah,
35 And certain of the priests' sons 1with trumpets; namely, 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:
36 And his brethren, Shemaiah, and Azarael, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethaneel, and Judah, Hanani, with the 1musical instruments of David the man of God, and 2Ezra the scribe before them.
37 And at the 1fountain gate, which was over against them, they went up by the 2stairs of the city of David, at the going up of the wall, above the house of David, even unto the 3water gate eastward.
38 And the other company of them that gave thanks went over against them, and I after them, and the half of the people upon the wall, from beyond the 1tower of the furnaces even unto the 2broad wall;
39 And from above the 1gate of Ephraim, and above the 2old gate, and above the 3fish gate, and the 4tower of Hananeel, and the tower of Meah, even unto the sheep gate: and they stood still in the 5prison gate.
40 So stood the 1two companies of them that gave thanks in the house of God, and I, and the half of the rulers with me:
41 And the priests; Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Michaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, and Hananiah, with trumpets;
42 And Maaseiah, and Shemaiah, and Eleazar, and Uzzi, and Jehohanan, and Malchijah, and Elam, and Ezer. And the singers asang loud, with Jezrahiah their overseer.
43 Also that day they 1offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God had made them rejoice with great joy: the wives also and the children rejoiced: so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.
44 ¶ And at that time were some appointed over the 1chambers for the treasures, for the offerings, for the firstfruits, and for the tithes, to gather into them out of the fields of the cities the portions aof the law for the priests and Levites: bfor Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the Levites cthat waited.
45 And both the singers and the porters kept the ward of their God, and the ward of the purification, 1according to the commandment of David, and of Solomon his son.
46 For in the days of David 1and Asaph of old there were chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God.
47 And all Israel in the days of Zerubbabel, and in the days of Nehemiah, 1gave the portions of the singers and the porters, 2every day his portion: and they asanctified holy things unto the Levites; 3and the Levites sanctified them unto the children of Aaron.
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