King James VersionNehemiah12


1 Now these are the priests and the Levites that went up with Zerub­ba­bel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Sera­iah, Jeremi­ah, Ezra, 2 Amari­ah, Mal­luch, Hat­tush, 3 Shecha­ni­ah, Re­hum, Mer­e­moth, 4 Id­do, Gin­netho, Abi­jah, 5 Mi­amin, Maa­di­ah, Bil­gah, 6 She­ma­iah, and Joiarib, Jeda­iah, 7 Sal­lu, Amok, Hilki­ah, Jeda­iah. These were the chief of the priests and of their brethren in the days of Jeshua. 8 More­over the Levites: Jeshua, Bin­nui, Kad­miel, Shere­bi­ah, Ju­dah, and Mat­ta­ni­ah, which was over the thanks­giv­ing, he and his brethren. 9 Also Bak­buki­ah and Un­ni, their brethren, were over against them in the watch­es. 10 And Jeshua be­gat Joiakim, Joiakim also be­gat Eliashib, 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: of Sera­iah, Mera­iah; of Jeremi­ah, Hana­ni­ah; 13 Of Ezra, Meshul­lam; of Amari­ah, Je­ho­hanan; 14 Of Melicu, Jonathan; of She­ba­ni­ah, Joseph; 15 Of Harim, Ad­na; 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, Mat­te­nai; of Jeda­iah, Uzzi; 20 Of Sal­lai, Kallai; of Amok, Eber; 21 Of Hilki­ah, Hashabi­ah; of Jeda­iah, Netha­neel. 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. 23 The sons of Levi, the chief of the fa­thers, were writ­ten in the book of the chron­i­cles, even un­til the days of Jo­hanan the son of Eliashib. 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. 25 Mat­ta­ni­ah, and Bak­buki­ah, Oba­di­ah, Meshul­lam, Tal­mon, Akkub, were porters keep­ing the ward at the thresh­olds 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, the scribe. 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. 28 And the sons of the singers gath­ered them­selves to­geth­er, both out of the plain coun­try round about Jerusalem, and from the vil­lages of Ne­tophathi; 29 Also from the house of Gil­gal, and out of the fields of Geba and Az­maveth: for the singers had build­ed them vil­lages round about Jerusalem. 30 And the priests and the Levites pu­ri­fied them­selves, and pu­ri­fied the peo­ple, and the gates, and the wall. 31 Then I brought up the princes of Ju­dah upon the wall, and ap­point­ed two great ­com­pa­nies of them that gave thanks, where­of one went on the right hand upon the wall to­ward the dung 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 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: 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. 37 And at the foun­tain gate, which was over against them, they went up by the stairs of the city of David, at the go­ing up of the wall, above the house of David, even unto the wa­ter 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 tow­er of the fur­naces even unto the broad wall; 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 unto the sheep gate: and they stood still in the prison gate. 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: 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 sang loud, with Jezrahi­ah their over­seer. 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. 44 And at that time were some ap­point­ed over the cham­bers 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 of the law for the priests and Levites: for Ju­dah re­joiced for the priests and for the Levites that wait­ed. 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. 46 For in the days of David and 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, gave the por­tions of the singers and the porters, ev­ery day his por­tion: and they sanc­ti­fied holy things unto the Levites; and the Levites sanc­ti­fied them unto the chil­dren of Aaron.