Nehemiah 12


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

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