The Priests and the Levites - Nehemiah 12

Nehemiah 12:1 Now these are the priests and the Levites that  went up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua:  Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra, 

Nehemiah 12:2 Amariah, Malluch, Hattush,  

Nehemiah 12:3 Shechaniah, Rehum, Meremoth, 

Nehemiah 12:4 Iddo,  Ginnetho, Abijah, 

Nehemiah 12:5 Miamin, Maadiah, Bilgah, 

Nehemiah 12:6  Shemaiah, and Joiarib, Jedaiah, 

Nehemiah 12:7 Sallu, Amok,  Hilkiah, Jedaiah. These were the chief of the priests and of  their brethren in the days of Jeshua. 

Nehemiah 12:8 Moreover the  Levites: Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and  Mattaniah, which was over the thanksgiving, he and his  brethren. 

Nehemiah 12:9 Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brethren,  were over against them in the watches.  

Nehemiah 12:10 And Jeshua begat Joiakim, Joiakim also begat  Eliashib, and Eliashib begat Joiada, 

Nehemiah 12:11 And Joiada  begat Jonathan, and Jonathan begat Jaddua. 

Nehemiah 12:12 And in  the days of Joiakim were priests, the chief of the fathers: of  Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah; 


Nehemiah 12:13 Of Ezra,  Meshullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan; 

Nehemiah 12:14 Of Melicu,  Jonathan; of Shebaniah, Joseph; 

Nehemiah 12:15 Of Harim, Adna;  of Meraioth, Helkai; 

Nehemiah 12:16 Of Iddo, Zechariah; of  Ginnethon, Meshullam; 

Nehemiah 12:17 Of Abijah, Zichri; of  Miniamin, of Moadiah, Piltai; 

Nehemiah 12:18 Of Bilgah,  Shammua; of Shemaiah, Jehonathan; 

Nehemiah 12:19 And of  Joiarib, Mattenai; of Jedaiah, Uzzi; 

Nehemiah 12:20 Of Sallai,  Kallai; of Amok, Eber; 

Nehemiah 12:21 Of Hilkiah, Hashabiah; of  Jedaiah, Nethaneel.  

Nehemiah 12:22 The Levites in the days of Eliashib, Joiada, and  Johanan, and Jaddua, were 
recorded chief of the fathers:  also the priests, to the reign of Darius the Persian. 

Nehemiah 12:23  The sons of Levi, the chief of the fathers, were written in  the book of the chronicles, even until the days of Johanan  the son of Eliashib. 

Nehemiah 12:24 And the chief of the Levites:  Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with  their brethren over against them, to praise and to give  thanks, according to the commandment of David the man of  God, ward over 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 days of Joiakim the son of  Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and in the days of Nehemiah the  governor, and of Ezra the priest, the scribe.  

Nehemiah 12:27 And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem  they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them  to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with gladness, both  with thanksgivings, and with singing, with cymbals,  psalteries, and with harps. 

Nehemiah 12:28 And the sons of the  singers gathered themselves together, both out of the plain  country round about Jerusalem, and from the villages of  Netophathi; 

Nehemiah 12:29 Also from the house of Gilgal, and out  of the fields of Geba and Azmaveth: for the singers had builded them villages round about Jerusalem. 

Nehemiah 12:30 And  the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and purified  the people, and the gates, and the wall. 

Nehemiah 12:31 Then I  brought up the princes of Judah upon the wall, and  appointed two great companies of them that gave thanks,  whereof one went on the right hand upon the wall toward  the dung gate: 

Nehemiah 12:32 And after them went Hoshaiah, and  half of the princes of Judah, 

Nehemiah 12:33 And Azariah, Ezra,  and Meshullam, 

Nehemiah 12:34 Judah, and Benjamin, and  Shemaiah, and Jeremiah, 

Nehemiah 12:35 And certain of the  priests’ sons with trumpets; namely, Zechariah the son of  Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the son of Mattaniah, the  son of Michaiah, the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph:   

Nehemiah 12:36 And his brethren, Shemaiah, and Azarael, Milalai,  Gilalai, Maai, Nethaneel, and Judah, Hanani, with the  musical instruments of David the man of God, and Ezra the  scribe before them. 

Nehemiah 12:37 And at the fountain gate, which  was over against them, they went up by the stairs of the city  of David, at the going up of the wall, above the house of  David, even unto the water gate eastward. 

Nehemiah 12:38 And the  other company of them that gave thanks went over against  them, and I after them, and the half of the people upon the  wall, from beyond the tower of the furnaces even unto the  broad wall; 

Nehemiah 12:39 And from above the gate of Ephraim,  and above the old gate, and above the fish gate, and the  tower of Hananeel, and the tower of Meah, even unto the  sheep gate: and they stood still in the prison gate. 

Nehemiah 12:40  So stood the two companies of them that gave thanks in  the house of God, and I, and the half of the rulers with me:  

Nehemiah 12:41 And the priests; Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin,  Michaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, and Hananiah, with  trumpets; 

Nehemiah 12:42 And Maaseiah, and Shemaiah, and  Eleazar, and Uzzi, and Jehohanan, and Malchijah, and  Elam, and Ezer. And the singers sang loud, with Jezrahiah  their overseer. 

Nehemiah 12:43 Also that day they offered great  sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God had made them rejoice with  great joy: the wives also and the children rejoiced: so that  the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.  

Nehemiah 12:44 And at that time were some appointed over the  chambers for the treasures, for the offerings, for the  firstfruits, and for the tithes, to gather into them out of the  fields of the cities the portions of the law for the priests and  Levites: for Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the Levites  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 commandment of David, and of Solomon  his son. 

Nehemiah 12:46 For in the days of David and Asaph of old  there were chief of the singers, and songs of praise and  thanksgiving unto God. 

Nehemiah 12:47 And all Israel in the days  of Zerubbabel, and in the days of Nehemiah, gave the  portions of the singers and the porters, every day his  portion: and they sanctified holy things unto the Levites;  and the Levites sanctified them unto the children of Aaron.  KJV