Now these are 1the priests and the Leviteswhocame up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,
2Amariah, Malluch, Hattush,
3Shecaniah, Rehum, Meremoth,
4Iddo, Ginnethoi, Abijah,
5Mijamin, Maadiah, Bilgah,
6Shemaiah and Joiarib, Jedaiah,
7Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah and Jedaiah. These were the heads of the priests and their akinsmen in the days of Jeshua.
The Levites were Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah who was bin charge of the songs of thanksgiving, he and his brothers.
Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brothers, stood opposite them 2in their servicedivisions.
10Jeshuacbecame the father of Joiakim, and Joiakimdbecame the father of Eliashib, and Eliashibebecame the father of Joiada,
and Joiadabecame the father of Jonathan, and Jonathanbecame the father of Jaddua.
Now in the days of Joiakim, the priests, the heads of fathers' households were: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;
of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan;
of fMalluchi, Jonathan; of Shebaniah, Joseph;
of Harim, Adna; of Meraioth, Helkai;
of Iddo, Zechariah; of Ginnethon, Meshullam;
of Abijah, Zichri; of Miniamin, of Moadiah, Piltai;
of Bilgah, Shammua; of Shemaiah, Jehonathan;
of Joiarib, Mattenai; of Jedaiah, Uzzi;
of Sallai, Kallai; of Amok, Eber;
of Hilkiah, Hashabiah; of Jedaiah, Nethanel.
As for the Levites, the heads of fathers' households were registered in the days of Eliashib, Joiada, and Johanan and Jaddua; so were the priests in the reign of Darius the Persian.
The sons of Levi, the heads of fathers' households, were registered in the Book of the Chronicles up to the days of Johanan the son of Eliashib.
The heads of the Levites were Hashabiah, Sherebiah and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with their brothersopposite them, 3to praise and givethanks, gas prescribed by David the man of God, 4divisioncorresponding to division.
25Mattaniah, Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon and Akkub were gatekeeperskeepingwatch at 5the storehouses of the gates.
26These served in the days of Joiakim the son of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and in the days of 6Nehemiah the governor and of Ezra the priest and scribe.
Now at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought out the Levites from all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem so that they might celebrate the dedication with gladness, with hymns of thanksgiving and with songs7to the accompaniment of cymbals, harps and lyres.
So the sons of the singers were assembled from the districtaroundJerusalem, and from 8the villages of the Netophathites,
from Beth-gilgal and from their fields in Geba and Azmaveth, for the singers had built themselves villagesaroundJerusalem.
The priests and the Levites9purified themselves; they also purified the people, the gates and the wall.
Then I had the leaders of Judahcome up on top of the wall, and I appointedtwogreathchoirs, i10the first proceeding to the right on top of the wall toward 11the RefuseGate.
32Hoshaiah and half of the leaders of Judahfollowed them,
with Azariah, Ezra, Meshullam,
34Judah, Benjamin, Shemaiah, Jeremiah,
and some of the sons of the priests with trumpets; and Zechariah the son of Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Micaiah, the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph,
and his jkinsmen, Shemaiah, Azarel, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethanel, Judah and Hanani, 12with the musicalinstruments of David the man of God. And Ezra the scribe went before them.
At 13the FountainGate they wentdirectly up 14the steps of the city of David by the stairway of the wallabove the house of David to 15the WaterGate on the east.
3816The secondkchoirproceeded to the lleft, while I followed them with half of the people on the wall, 17above the Tower of Furnaces, to 18the BroadWall,
and above19the Gate of Ephraim, by 20the OldGate, by the 21FishGate, 22the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the SheepGate; and they stopped at 23the Gate of the Guard.
Then the twochoirstook their stand in the house of God. So did I and half of the officials with me;
and the priests, Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Micaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah and Hananiah, with the trumpets;
and Maaseiah, Shemaiah, Eleazar, Uzzi, Jehohanan, Malchijah, Elam and Ezer. And the singersmsang, with Jezrahiah their leader,
and on that day they offeredgreatsacrifices and rejoicedbecause24God had given them greatjoy, even the women and childrenrejoiced, so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard from afar.
On that day25men were also appointedover the chambers for the stores, the contributions, the firstfruits and the tithes, to gather into them from the fields of the cities the portions required by the law for the priests and Levites; for Judahrejoicedover the priests and Levites who nserved.
For they performed the oworship of their God and the service of purification, together with the singers and the gatekeepers26in accordance with the command of David and of his sonSolomon.
For in the days of David and 27Asaph, in ancienttimes, there were p28leaders of the singers, songs of praise and hymns of thanksgiving to God.
So allIsrael in the days of Zerubbabel and Nehemiahgave the portions due the singers and the gatekeepers29as eachdayrequired, and 30setapart the consecrated portion for the Levites, and the Levitessetapart the consecrated portion for the sons of Aaron.