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Nehemiah 12

The priests,

Nehemiah 12:1 These are the priestes and Leuites that went vp with Zorobabel the sonne of Salathiel: and with Iesua, Saraia, Ieremia, and Esdras, Nehemiah 12:2 Amaria, Malluch, Hattus, Nehemiah 12:3 Sechania, Rehum, Merimoth, Nehemiah 12:4 Iddo, Genthon, Abia, Nehemiah 12:5 Miamin, Madaia, Belga, Nehemiah 12:6 Semaia, Ioiarib, Iedaia, Nehemiah 12:7 Salu, Amok, Helkia, and Iedaia: These were the heades among the priestes and their brethren in the dayes of Iesua.

and the Levites, which came up with Zerubbabel.

Nehemiah 12:8 The Leuites were these: Iesua, Bennui, Cadmiel, Sarebia, Iuda, and Mathania, whiche was ouer [the office] of thankesgeuing, he and his brethren. Nehemiah 12:9 Bacbucio, and Hanni, and their brethren, were about them in the watches.

The succession of high priests.

Nehemiah 12:10 Iesua begat Ioakim, Ioakim also begat Eliasib, and Eliasib begat Ioiada: Nehemiah 12:11 Ioiada begat Ionathan, and Ionathan begat Iaddua. Nehemiah 12:12 In the dayes of Ioakim were these the chiefe fathers among the priestes: vnder Saraia, Maraia: vnder Ieremi, Hanania: Nehemiah 12:13 Under Esdras, Mesullam: vnder Amaria, Iehoanan: Nehemiah 12:14 Under Milico, Ionathan: vnder Sebania, Ioseph: Nehemiah 12:15 Under Horim, Adna: vnder Maraioth, Helka: Nehemiah 12:16 Under Iddo, Zacharie: vnder Genthon, Mesullam: Nehemiah 12:17 Under Abia, Zichri: vnder Miniamin, and Moadia, Piltat: Nehemiah 12:18 Under Belga, Sammua: vnder Semaia, Iehonathan: Nehemiah 12:19 Under Ioiarib, Mathenai: vnder Iadaia, Uzzi: Nehemiah 12:20 Under Selai, Kellai: vnder Amok, Eber: Nehemiah 12:21 Under Helchia, Hasabia: vnder Iadaia, Nathanael.

Certain chief Levites.

Nehemiah 12:22 And in the time of Eliasib, Ioiada, Iohanan, and Iadua, were the chiefe fathers among the Leuites & the priestes written, in the raigne of Darius the Persian. Nehemiah 12:23 The children of Leui the principall fathers, were written in the cronicles, vntill the time of Ionathan the sonne of Eliasib. Nehemiah 12:24 And these were the chiefe among the Leuites: Hasabia, Serebia, and Iesua the sonne of Cadmiel, and their brethren in their presence, to geue prayse and thankes, according as Dauid the man of God had ordeyned it, one watch ouer against another. Nehemiah 12:25 Mathania, Bacbukia, Obadia, Mesullam, Talmon, and Accub, 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 the dayes of Nehemia the captayne, & of the priest Esdras the scribe.

The solemnity of the dedication of the walls.

Nehemiah 12:27 And in the dedication of the wall at Hierusalem they fought the Leuites out of all their places, that they might be brought to Hierusalem, to kepe the dedication and gladnesse with thankesgeuinges, & singing, with cymbales, psalteries, and harpes. Nehemiah 12:28 And the children of the singers gathered them selues together from euery side, out of the playne countrey about Hierusalem, and from the villages of Nethophathi, Nehemiah 12:29 From the house of Gilgal, and out of the countreys of Geba, and Asmaueth: for the singers had buylded them villages round about Hierusalem. Nehemiah 12:30 And the priestes and Leuites were purified, & clensed the people, & the gates, and the wall. Nehemiah 12:31 And I brought the princes of Iuda vpon the wall, and appoynted two great quyers of men to geue thankes, whiche went on the right hande of the wall towarde the doung gate. Nehemiah 12:32 And after them went Hosaia, and halfe of the princes of Iuda, Nehemiah 12:33 And Asaria, Esdras, and Mesullam, Nehemiah 12:34 Iuda, Beniamin, Semeia, & Ieremi, Nehemiah 12:35 And certayne of the priestes children, with trumpettes: namely Zacharie the sonne of Ionathan, the sonne of Semeia, the sonne of Mathania, the sonne of Michaia, the sonne of Zaccur, the sonne of Asaph, Nehemiah 12:36 And his brethren, Semeia, Asarael, Melalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nathanael, and Iuda, and Hanani, with the musicall instrumentes of Dauid the man of God: And Esdras the scribe went before them. Nehemiah 12:37 And beside the wel gate, they went vp ouer against them vpon the steppes of the citie of Dauid at the goyng vp of the wall, beyonde the house of Dauid, vnto the water gate eastwarde. Nehemiah 12:38 The other quyer of them that gaue thankes went ouer against them, and I after them, and the halfe part of the people vpon the wall beyond the fornace gate, vntill the brode wall, Nehemiah 12:39 And beyonde the port of Ephraim, and beyonde the old gate, beyonde the fishe gate, and the towre of Hananeel, & the towre of Mea, euen vnto the sheepe gate and they stoode still in the prison gate. Nehemiah 12:40 And so stoode the two quyers of them that gaue thankes in the house of God, and I, & the halfe of the rulers with me. Nehemiah 12:41 And the priestes, namely Eliakim, Maasia, Miniamin, Michaia, Elionai, Zachari, & Hanania, with trumpettes: Nehemiah 12:42 And Maasia, Semeia, Eleaser, Uzzi, Ichohanan, Melchiah, Elam, & Ezer: And the singers sange loude, hauing Iesrahiah for their ouerfear. Nehemiah 12:43 And the same day they offered great sacrifices, and reioyced: for God had geuen them great gladnesse, so that both the wiues & children were ioyfull, & the mirth of Hierusale was hearde farre of.

The offices of priests and Levites appointed in the Temple.

Nehemiah 12:44 At the same time were the men appoynted ouer the treasure houses, wherin were the heaue offeringes, the firstlinges, and the tythes, that they shoulde gather them out of the fieldes about the cities, to distribute them vnto the priestes and Leuites according to the lawe: for Iuda was glad of the priestes and Leuites that serued. Nehemiah 12:45 And there stoode and wayted vpon the office of their God, whiche is a pure office, both the singers and porters, after the commaundement of Dauid, and of Solomon his sonne: Nehemiah 12:46 For in the time of Dauid and Asaph, of olde were the chiefe singers [founded] & the songes of prayse and thankesgeuing vnto God. Nehemiah 12:47 In the time of Zorobabel and Nehemia, did all they of Israel geue portions vnto the singers and porters euery day his portion: and they gaue tythes vnto the Leuites, & the Leuites gaue tythes againe vnto the children of Aaron.

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