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Nehemiah 12

The priests,

Nehemiah 12:1 These are the preastes and Leuites that wente vp with Zorobabel the sonne of Salathiel & with Iesua: Sararia, Ieremi, & Esdras, Nehemiah 12:2 Amaria, Maluch, Hatus, Nehemiah 12:3 Sechania, Rehum, Merimoth, Nehemiah 12:4 Iddo, Genthoi, Abia, Nehemiah 12:5 Miamin, Maaria, Belga, Nehemiah 12:6 Semaia, Ioiarib, Iadaia, Nehemiah 12:7 Salu, Amok, Helkia, and Iadaia. These were the heades among the preastes, and theyr brethren, in the dayes of Iesua.

and the Levites, which came up with Zerubbabel.

Nehemiah 12:8 The Leuytes were these: Iesua, Bennui, Cadmil, Sarabia, Iuda and Mathania which was ouer the offyce of thankesgeuynge, he and hys brethren: Nehemiah 12:9 Bacbukia and Himni and theyr brethren, were aboute them in the watches.

The succession of high priests.

Nehemiah 12:10 Iesua begat Ioakim. Ioakim also begat Eliasib, & Eliasib begat Ioiada. Nehemiah 12:11 Ioiada begat Ionathan, and Ionathan begat Iadua. Nehemiah 12:12 In the dayes of Ioakim were these the chefe fathers amonge the prestes: vnder Sararia, Maraia: vnder Ieremy, Hanania: Nehemiah 12:13 vnder Esdras, Mesulam: vnder Amaria, Iehoanan: Nehemiah 12:14 vnder Milico, Ionathan: vnder Sebania, Ioseph: Nehemiah 12:15 vnder Harim Adna: vnder Maraioth, Helca: Nehemiah 12:16 vnder Iddo, Zachary: vnder Genthon, Mesullam: Nehemiah 12:17 vnder Abia, Zichri: vnder Miniamin and Moadia, Piltai: Nehemiah 12:18 vnder Belga, Samua: vnder Senieia, Iehonathan: Nehemiah 12:19 vnder Ioiarib, Mathenai, vnder Iadaia, Usi: Nehemiah 12:20 vnder Selai, Kelai: vnder Amok, Eber: Nehemiah 12:21 vnder Helchia, Hasabia: vnder Iadaia, Nathanael.

Certain chief Levites.

Nehemiah 12:22 And in the tyme of Eliasib: Ioiada, Iohanan & Iadua, were þe chefe fathers amonge the Leuites and the preastes, written vnder the raygne of Darius the Persian. Nehemiah 12:23 The chyldren of Leui, þe principall fathers were written in the Chronicles, vntill the tyme of Ionathan the sonne of Eliasib. Nehemiah 12:24 And these were the chefe among the Leuites, Hasabia, Serebia and Iesua the sonne of Cadmiel, and theyr brethren in their presence, to geue prayse & thankes, accordynge as Dauid the man of God had ordeyned it, one watch ouer agaynst another. Nehemiah 12:25 Mathania, Balbukia, Obadia, Mesullam, Talmon and Abub were porters in the watch at the thresholdes of the gates. Nehemiah 12:26 These were in the dayes of Ioiakim the sonne of Iesua the sonne of Iosedec, and in þe dayes of Nehemia the captayne, and of the preaste Esdras the scrybe.

The solemnity of the dedication of the walls.

Nehemiah 12:27 And in the dedycacyon of the wall at Ierusalem, they sought the Leuites out of all theyr places, that they myghte be brought to Ierusalem, to kepe the dedicacion & gladnesse, wyth thankesgeuynges, and singinge wyth Cymbales, Psalteries, and harpes. Nehemiah 12:28 And the chyldren of the syngers geathered them selues together from euery syde out of the playne countre aboute Ierusalem, and from the vyllages of Netho phathi, Nehemiah 12:29 from the house of Gilgal, and out of the countrees of Geba and Asmaueth: for the syngers had buylded them vyllages rounde aboute Ierusalem. Nehemiah 12:30 And the preastes and Leuites were purifyed, and clensed the people, and the gates and the wall. Nehemiah 12:31 And I brought the princes of Iuda vp vpon the wall, and appoynted two greate queers of men to geue thankes, whych wente on the ryghte hande of the wall towarde the Donggate, Nehemiah 12:32 and after them wente Hosaia, and halfe of the prynces of Iuda, Nehemiah 12:33 and Asaria, Esdras, and Mesullam, Nehemiah 12:34 Iuda, BenIamin, Semia and Ieremy: Nehemiah 12:35 and certayne of the preastes chyldren wyth trompettes, namely Zachary the sonne of Ionathan, the sonne of Semeia, the sonne of Mathania, þe sonne of Michaia, the sonne of Zacur, the sonne of Asaph, Nehemiah 12:36 and hys brethren Semeia, Alarael, Melalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nathanael & Iuda and Hanani, wyth the musicall instrumentes of Dauid the man of God. And Esdras the Scrybe went before them, Nehemiah 12:37 and besyde the wellgate, they wente vp ouer agaynst them vpon the steppes of the cytye of Dauid at the goynge vp of the wall beyonde the house of Dauid, vnto the Watergate Eastwarde. Nehemiah 12:38 The other queer of them that gaue thankes, went ouer agaynst them, and I after them, and the halfe parte of the people vpon the wall, beyonde the fornacegate, vntyll the brode wall, Nehemiah 12:39 and beyonde the porte of Ephraim, & beyonde the Oldgate, beyonde the fyshgate, and the tower of Hananeel, and the tower of Mea, vntyll the Shepegate. And they stode styll in the presongate, Nehemiah 12:40 and so stode the two queers (of them that gaue thankes) in the house of God, and I and the halfe of the rulers wyth me, Nehemiah 12:41 and the Preastes, namely Eliakim, Maasia, Miniamin, Michaia, Elioenai, Zachary and Hanania, wyth trompettes, Nehemiah 12:42 and Maasia, Semeiah, Eleasar, Ursi, Iehohanan, Melchiah, Elam and Ser. And the syngers sange loude, hauynge Iestahiah for theyr ouerseer. Nehemiah 12:43 And the same daye, they offred greate sacrifyces and reioysed: for God had geuen them greate gladnesse, so that both the wyues and chyldren were ioyfull, and the myrth of Ierusalem was herde farre of.

The offices of priests and Levites appointed in the Temple.

Nehemiah 12:44 At the same tyme were there men appoynted ouer the treasure houses (wherin were the Heue offerynges, the fyrstlynges & the tythes) that they shulde geather them out of the feldes aboute the cytyes, to destribute them vnto þe preastes & Leuites according to þe lawe: for Iuda was glad of the preastes, & Leuites, that they stode & wayted Nehemiah 12:45 vpon þe office of their God, which is a pure office. And þe singers & porters stode after þe commaundment of Dauid & of Salomon his sonne: Nehemiah 12:46 for in the tyme of Dauid & Asaph, were the chefe syngers founded, & þe songes of prayse & thankesgeuyng vnto God. Nehemiah 12:47 In the tyme of Zorobabel & Nehemia, dyd all they of Israel, geue porcions vnto the syngers and porters, euery daye hys porcion, and they gaue tythes vnto þe Leuites: and þe Leuites gaue tythes agayne, vnto the children of Aaron.

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