1611 King James Bible

Nehemiah 12

The priests,

Nehemiah 12:1 Now these [are] the Priests and the Leuits that went vp with Zerubbabel the sonne of Shealtiel, and Ieshua: Seraiah, Ieremiah, Ezra, Nehemiah 12:2 Amariah, Malluch, Hattush, Nehemiah 12:3 Shecaniah, Rehum, Merimoth, Nehemiah 12:4 Iddo, Ginnetho, Abiiah, Nehemiah 12:5 Miamin, Madish, Bilgah, Nehemiah 12:6 Shemaiah, & Ioiarib, Iedaiah, Nehemiah 12:7 Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Iedaiah: these [were] the chiefe of the Priests, and of their brethren in the dayes of Ieshua.

and the Levites, which came up with Zerubbabel.

Nehemiah 12:8 Moreouer the Leuites: Ieshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Iudah, [and] Mattaniah, which [was] ouer the thankesgiuing, he and his brethren. Nehemiah 12:9 Also Bakbukiah, and Unni; their brethren, [were] ouer against them in the watches.

The succession of high priests.

Nehemiah 12:10 And Ieshua begate Ioiakim, Ioiakim also begate Eliashib, and Eliashib begate Ioiada, Nehemiah 12:11 And Ioiada begate Ionathan, and Ionathan begate Iaddua. Nehemiah 12:12 And in the dayes of Ioiakim, were Priests the chiefe of the fathers: of Seraiah, Meraiah: of Ieremiah, Hananiah: Nehemiah 12:13 Of Ezra, Meshullam: of Amariah, Iehohanan: Nehemiah 12:14 Of Melicu, Ionathan: of Shebaniah, Ioseph: Nehemiah 12:15 Of Harim, Adna: of Meraioth, Helkai: Nehemiah 12:16 Of Iodo, Zechariah: of Ginnethon, Meshullam: Nehemiah 12:17 Of Abijah, Zichri: of Miniamin, of Moadiah, Piltai: Nehemiah 12:18 Of Bilgah, Shammua: of Shemaiah, Iehonathan: Nehemiah 12:19 And of Ioiarib, Mattenai: of Iedaiah, Uzzi: Nehemiah 12:20 Of Sallai, Kallai: of Amok, Eber: Nehemiah 12:21 Of Hilkiah, Hashabiah: of Iedaiah, Nethanael.

Certain chief Levites.

Nehemiah 12:22 The Leuites in the dayes of Eliashib, Ioiada, and Iohanan, and Iaddua, [were] recorded chiefe of the fathers: also the Priests, to the reigne of Darius the Persian. Nehemiah 12:23 The sonnes of Leui, the chiefe of the fathers, [were] written in the booke of the Chronicles, euen vntill the dayes of Iohanan the sonne of Eliashib. Nehemiah 12:24 And the chiefe of the Leuites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Ieshua the sonne of Kadmiel, with their brethren ouer against them, to praise [and] to giue thankes, according to the commandement of Dauid the man of God, ward ouer against ward. Nehemiah 12:25 Mattaniah, and Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon, Akkub, [were] porters keeping the ward, at the thresholds of the gates. Nehemiah 12:26 These were in the dayes of Ioiakim, the sonne of Ieshua, the sonne of Iozadak, and in the dayes of Nehemiah the gouernour, and of Ezra the Priest, the Scribe.

The solemnity of the dedication of the walls.

Nehemiah 12:27 And at the dedication of the wall of Ierusalem, they sought the Leuites out of all their places, to bring them to Ierusalem, to keepe the dedication with gladnesse, both with thankesgiuings and with singing, [with] cymbals, psalteries, and with harpes. Nehemiah 12:28 And the sonnes of the Singers gathered themselues together, both out of the plaine countrey round about Ierusalem, and from the villages of Netophathi. Nehemiah 12:29 Also from the house of Gilgal, and out of the fields of Geba, and Azmaueth: for the Singers had builded them villages round about Ierusalem. Nehemiah 12:30 And the Priests and the Leuites purified themselues, and purified the people, and the gates, and the wall. Nehemiah 12:31 Then I brought vp the princes of Iudah vpon the wall, and appointed two great [companies of them] that gaue thankes, [whereof one] went on the right hand vpon the wall toward the dounggate: Nehemiah 12:32 And after them went Hoshaiah, and halfe of the Princes of Iudah, Nehemiah 12:33 And Azariah, Ezra, and Meshullam, Nehemiah 12:34 Iudah, and Beniamin, and Shemaiah, and Ieremiah, Nehemiah 12:35 And [certaine] of the Priests sonnes with trumpets: [namely], Zechariah the sonne of Ionathan, the sonne of Shemaiah, the sonne of Mattaniah, the sonne of Michaiah, the sonne of Zaccur, the sonne of Asaph: Nehemiah 12:36 And his brethren, Shemaiah, and Asarael, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethanael, and Iudah, Hanani, with the musicall instruments of Dauid the man of God; and Ezra the Scribe before them. Nehemiah 12:37 And at the fountaine-gate, which was ouer against them, they went vp by the staires of the citie of Dauid, at the going vp of the wall, aboue the house of Dauid, euen vnto the water-gate, Eastward. Nehemiah 12:38 And the other [company] of them that gaue thankes, went ouer against them, and I after them, and the halfe of the people vpon the wall, from beyond the towre of the fornaces, euen vnto the broad wall, Nehemiah 12:39 And from aboue the gate of Ephraim, and aboue the olde gate, and aboue the fish-gate, and the towre of Hananeel, and the towre of Meah, euen vnto the sheepegate; and they stood still in the prison gate. Nehemiah 12:40 So stood the two companies of them that gaue thankes in the house of God, and I, and the halfe of the rulers with me: Nehemiah 12:41 And the Priests: Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Michaiah, Elioenai, Zachariah, [and] Hananiah with trumpets: Nehemiah 12:42 And Maaseiah, and Shemaiah, and Eleazar, and Uzzi, and Iehohanan, and Malchiiah, and Elam, and Ezer. And the Singers sang loud, with Iezrahiah their ouerseer. Nehemiah 12:43 Also that day they offered great sacrifices, and reioyced; for God had made them reioyce with great ioy: the wiues also and the children reioyced: so that the ioy of Ierusalem was heard euen afarre off.

The offices of priests and Levites appointed in the Temple.

Nehemiah 12:44 And at that time were some appointed ouer 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 Leuites: for Iudah reioyced for the Priests, & for the Leuites that waited. Nehemiah 12:45 And both the singers and the porters kept the ward of their God, and the ward of the purification, according to the commandement of Dauid, [and] of Solomon his sonne. Nehemiah 12:46 For in the dayes of Dauid and Asaph of old, there were chiefe of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiuing vnto God. Nehemiah 12:47 And all Israel in the dayes of Zerubbabel, and in the dayes of Nehemiah, gaue the portions of the singers, and the porters, euery day his portion, and they sanctified [holy things] vnto the Leuites, and the Leuites sanctified [them] vnto the children of Aaron.

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