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Nehemiah chapter 12

These are the priests and Levites that went up with Zorobabel the son of Salathiel, and with Iesua: Seraiah, Ieremy, Esdras, Amariah, Meluch, Hatus, Sechaniah, Rehum, Merimoth, Ado, Genthoi, Abiah, Miamin, Maadiah, Belgah, Semaiah, and Ioiarib and Iadaiah, Salu, Amok, Helkiah, Iadaiah. These were the heads among the priests and their brethren in the time of Iesua. The Levites were these: Iesua, Bennui, Cadmiel, Sarabiah, Iudah, and Mathaniah, over the office of thanksgiving, they and their brethren: Bacbukiah and Uni, and their brethren, were about them in the watches. Iesua begat Ioakim, Ioakim begat Eliasib, Eliasib begat Ioiada. Ioiada begat Ionathan, Ionathan begat Iadua. And in the time of Ioakim were these the chief fathers among the priests: under Saraiah, Maraiah; under Ieremy, Hananiah, under Esdras, Mosolam, under Amariah, Iehoanan, under Milico, Ionathan, under Sebaniah, Ioseph, under Harim, Edna, under Maraioth, Helcai, under Adia, Zachary, under Genthon, Mosolam, under Abia, Zechri, under Miniamin and Moadia Peltai, under Belgah, Samua, under Semeiah, Iehonathan, under Ioiarib, Mathnai, under Iadaiah, Usi, under Selai, Kelai, under Amok, Eber, under Helchiah, Hasabiah, under Iadaiah, Nathanael. And in the time of Eliasib. Ioiada, Iohanan and Iadua, were the chief fathers among the Levites, and the priests written under the reign of Darius the Persian. The children of Levi the principal fathers were written in the Chronicles, until the time of Ionathan the son of Eliasib. And these were the chief among the Levites, Hasabiah, Serebiah and Iesua the son of Cadmiel, and their brethren over against them, to give praise and thanks, according as David the man of God had ordained it, one watch over against another. Mathania, Balbukiah, Obadiah, Mosolam, Talmon, and Abub were porters in the watch at the thresholds of the gates. These were in the time of Ioiakim the son of Iesua the son of Iosedec, and in the time of Nehemiah the captain and of the priest Esdras the scribe.
And in the dedication of the wall at Ierusalem, were the Levites sought out of all their places, that they might be brought to Ierusalem, to keep the dedication and gladness, with thanksgivings, with singing, with cymbals, Psalteries, and harps. And the children of the singers gathered themselves together from the plain country about Ierusalem, and from the villages of Nethophathi and from the house of Gilgal, and out of the fields of Geba and Asmaveth: for the singers had builded them villages about Ierusalem. And the priests and Levites purified themselves, and cleansed the people, the gates and the wall. And I caused the princes of Iuda to go up upon the wall, and appointed two great choirs of thanksgiving, which went on the right hand of the wall toward the Dung gate, and after them went Hosaiah, and half of the princes of Iuda, and Asaria, Esdras, Mosolam, Iudah, Ben Iamin, and Semeiah, and Ieremy: and certain of the priests' children with trumpets, namely Zachary the son of Ionathan, the son of Semeiah, the son of Mathaniah, the son of Michaiah, the son of Zecur, the son of Asaph, and his brethren, Semeiah, and Asarael, Melalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nathanael, and Iuda, and Hanani, with the musical instruments of David the man of God. And Esdras the scribe before them, toward the Wellgate, and they went up over against them upon the steps of the city of David at the going up of the wall to the house of David, unto the Watergate Eastward. The other choir of thanksgiving went over against them, and I after them, and the half of the people upon the wall, toward the Furnacegate upward, until the broad wall, and to the port of Ephraim, and to the Oldgate, and to the Fishgate, and to the tower of Hananeel, and to the tower of Meah, until the Sheepgate. And in the prison gate they stood still, and so stood the two choirs of thanksgiving of the house of God, and I and the half of the rulers with me, and the priests, namely Eliakim, Maasiah, Miniamin, Michaiah, Elioenai, Zachary, and Hananiah, with trumpets, and Maasiah, Semeiah, Eleasar, Ursi, Iehoanan, Melchiah, Elam, and Ser. And the singers sang loud, and Iestahiah was the overseer. And the same day were there great sacrifices offered, and they rejoiced: for God had given them great gladness, so that both the wives and children were joyful, and the mirth of Ierusalem was heard afar off.
At the same time were there men appointed over the treasure chests (wherein were the Heaveofferings, the firstlings and the tithes) that they should gather them out of the fields about the cities, to distribute them unto the priests and Levites according to the law: for Iudah was glad of the priests, and Levites, that they stood and waited upon the office of their God, and the office of purification. And the singers and porters stood after the commandment of David and of Solomon his son: for in the time of David and Asaph, were the chief singers founded, and the songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God. In the time of Zorobabel, and Nehemiah, did all Israel, give portions unto the singers and porters, every day his portion, and they gave things hallowed unto the Levites, and the Levites gave things that were sanctified, unto the children of Aaron.

 

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