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Nehemiah 12

The priests,

Nehemiah 12:1 These also are the Priestes and the Leuites that went vp with Zerubabbel, the sonne of Shealtiel, and Ieshua: to wit, 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, Maadiah, Bilgah, Nehemiah 12:6 Shemaiah, and Ioiarib, Iedaiah, Nehemiah 12:7 Sallu, Amok, Hilkiiah, 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 And the Leuites, Ieshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Iudah, Mattaniah were ouer the thankesgiuings, he, and his brethren. Nehemiah 12:9 And Bakbukiah & Vnni, and their brethren were about 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, & Ionathan begate Iaddua, Nehemiah 12:12 And in the daies of Ioiakim were these, the chiefe fathers of the Priests: vnder Seraiah was Meraiah, vnder Ieremiah, Hananiah, Nehemiah 12:13 Vnder Ezra, Meshullam, vnder Amariah, Iehohanan, Nehemiah 12:14 Vnder Melicu, Ionathan, vnder Shebaniah, Ioseph, Nehemiah 12:15 Vnder Harim, Adna, vnder Maraioth, Helkai, Nehemiah 12:16 Vnder Iddo, Zechariah, vnder Ginnithon, Meshullam, Nehemiah 12:17 Vnder Abiiah, Zichri, vnder Miniamin, and vnder Moadiah, Piltai, Nehemiah 12:18 Vnder Bilgah, Shammua, vnder Shemaiah, Iehonathan, Nehemiah 12:19 Vnder Ioiarib, Mattenai, vnder Iedaiah, Vzzi, Nehemiah 12:20 Vnder Sallai, Kallai, vnder Amok, Eber, Nehemiah 12:21 Vnder Hilkiah, Hashabiah, vnder Iedaiah, Nethaneel.

Certain chief Levites.

Nehemiah 12:22 In the dayes of Eliashib, Ioiada, and Iohanan and Iaddua were the chiefe fathers of the Leuites written, and the Priests in the reigne of Darius the Persian. Nehemiah 12:23 The sonnes of Leui, the chiefe fathers were written in the booke of the Chronicles euen vnto the dayes of Iohanan the sonne of Eliashib. Nehemiah 12:24 And the chiefe of the Leuites were Hashabiah, Sherebiah, & Ieshua the sonne of Kadmiel, & their brethren about them to giue prayse and thankes, according to the ordinance of Dauid the man of God, ward ouer against warde. Nehemiah 12:25 Mattaniah and Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon and Akkub were porters keeping the warde 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 captaine, and of Ezra the Priest and scribe.

The solemnity of the dedication of the walls.

Nehemiah 12:27 And in the dedication of the wall at Ierusalem they sought the Leuites out of all their places to bring them to Ierusalem to keepe the dedication and gladnes, both with thanksgiuings & with songs, cymbales, violes and with harpes. Nehemiah 12:28 Then the singers gathered themselues together both from the plaine countrey about Ierusalem, and from the villages of Netophathi, Nehemiah 12:29 And from the house of Gilgal, and out of the countreis of Geba, and Azmaueth: for the singers had built them villages round about Ierusalem. Nehemiah 12:30 And the Priests and Leuites were purified, and clensed the people, & the gates, & the wall. Nehemiah 12:31 And I brought vp the princes of Iudah vpon the wall, and appointed two great companies to giue thankes, and the one went on the right hand of the wall toward the dung gate. 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, Beniamin, and Shemaiah, and Ieremiah, Nehemiah 12:35 And of the Priests sonnes with trumpets, Zechariah the sonne of Ionathan, the sonne of Shemaiah, the sonne of Mattaniah, the sonne of Michaiah, the sonne of Zaccur, ye sonne of Asaph. Nehemiah 12:36 And his brethren, Shemaiah, and Azareel, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethaneel, and Iudah, Hanani, with the musicall instruments of Dauid the man of God: & Ezra the scribe went before them. Nehemiah 12:37 And to the gate of the fountaine, euen ouer against them went they vp by the staires of the citie of Dauid, at the going vp of the wall beyond the house of Dauid, euen vnto the water gate Eastward. Nehemiah 12:38 And the seconde companie of them that gaue thankes, went on the other side, and I after them, and the halfe of the people was vpon the wal, and vpon the towre of the furnaces euen vnto the broad wall. Nehemiah 12:39 And vpon the gate of Ephraim, and vpon the olde gate, and vpon the fishgate, & the towre of Hananeel, and the towre of Meah, euen vnto the sheepegate: and they stood in the gate of the warde. 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 The Priests also, Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Michaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, Hananiah, with trumpets, Nehemiah 12:42 And Maaseiah, and Shemaiah, and Eleazar, and Vzzi, and Iehohanan, and Malchiiah, and Elam, and Ezer: and the singers sang loude, hauing Izrahiah which was the ouerseer. Nehemiah 12:43 And the same day they offered great sacrifices and reioyced: for God had giuen them great ioy, so that both the women, and the children were ioyfull: and the ioy of Ierusalem was heard farre off.

The offices of priests and Levites appointed in the Temple.

Nehemiah 12:44 Also at the same time were men appointed ouer the chambers of the store for the offerings (for the first fruites, and for the tithes) to gather into them out of the fieldes of the cities, the portions of the Law for the Priests and the Leuites: for Iudah reioyced for the Priests and for the Leuites, that serued. Nehemiah 12:45 And both the singers and the Leuites kept the ward of their God, and the warde of the purification according to the commaundement of Dauid, and Salomon his sonne. Nehemiah 12:46 For in the dayes of Dauid and Asaph, of olde were chiefe singers, and songs of praise and thankesgiuing vnto God. Nehemiah 12:47 And in the dayes of Zerubbabel, & in the dayes of Nehemiah did al Israel giue portions vnto the singers and porters, euerie day his portion, and they gaue the holy things vnto the Leuites, and the Leuites gaue the holy things vnto the sonnes of Aaron.

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