Nehemiah 12:1-26 NLT

1 Here is the list of the priests and Levites who returned with Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the high priest: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,
2 Amariah, Malluch, Hattush,
3 Shecaniah, Harim,a Meremoth,

References for Nehemiah 12:3

    • ޔ 12:3 - Hebrew Rehum; compare 7:42; 12:15; Ezra 2:39 .
      4 Iddo, Ginnethon,b Abijah,

      References for Nehemiah 12:4

        • ޕ 12:4 - As in some Hebrew manuscripts and Latin Vulgate (see also 12:16 ); most Hebrew manuscripts read Ginnethoi.
          5 Miniamin, Moadiah,c Bilgah,

          References for Nehemiah 12:5

            • ޖ 12:5 - Hebrew Mijamin, Maadiah; compare 12:17 .
              6 Shemaiah, Joiarib, Jedaiah,
              7 Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, and Jedaiah. These were the leaders of the priests and their associates in the days of Jeshua.
              8 The Levites who returned with them were Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah, who with his associates was in charge of the songs of thanksgiving.
              9 Their associates, Bakbukiah and Unni, stood opposite them during the service.
              10 Jeshua the high priest was the father of Joiakim. Joiakim was the father of Eliashib. Eliashib was the father of Joiada.
              11 Joiada was the father of Johanan.d Johanan was the father of Jaddua.

              References for Nehemiah 12:11

                • ޗ 12:11 - Hebrew Jonathan; compare 12:22 .
                  12 Now when Joiakim was high priest, the family leaders of the priests were as follows: Meraiah was leader of the family of Seraiah. Hananiah was leader of the family of Jeremiah.
                  13 Meshullam was leader of the family of Ezra. Jehohanan was leader of the family of Amariah.
                  14 Jonathan was leader of the family of Malluch.e Joseph was leader of the family of Shecaniah.f

                  References for Nehemiah 12:14

                    • ޘ 12:14 - As in Greek version (see also 10:4; 12:2 ); Hebrew reads Malluchi.
                    • ޙ 12:14 - As in many Hebrew manuscripts, some Greek manuscripts, and Syriac version (see also 12:3 ); most Hebrew manuscripts read Shebaniah.
                      15 Adna was leader of the family of Harim. Helkai was leader of the family of Meremoth.g

                      References for Nehemiah 12:15

                        • ޚ 12:15 - As in some Greek manuscripts (see also 12:3 ); Hebrew reads Meraioth.
                          16 Zechariah was leader of the family of Iddo. Meshullam was leader of the family of Ginnethon.
                          17 Zicri was leader of the family of Abijah. There was also ah leader of the family of Miniamin. Piltai was leader of the family of Moadiah.

                          References for Nehemiah 12:17

                            • ޛ 12:17 - Hebrew lacks the name of this family leader.
                              18 Shammua was leader of the family of Bilgah. Jehonathan was leader of the family of Shemaiah.
                              19 Mattenai was leader of the family of Joiarib. Uzzi was leader of the family of Jedaiah.
                              20 Kallai was leader of the family of Sallu.i Eber was leader of the family of Amok.

                              References for Nehemiah 12:20

                                • ޜ 12:20 - Hebrew Sallai; compare 12:7 .
                                  21 Hashabiah was leader of the family of Hilkiah. Nethanel was leader of the family of Jedaiah.
                                  22 A record of the Levite families was kept during the years when Eliashib, Joiada, Johanan, and Jaddua served as high priest. Another record of the priests was kept during the reign of Darius the Persian.j

                                  References for Nehemiah 12:22

                                    • ޝ 12:22 - Darius the Persian is probably Darius II, who reigned 423–404, or possibly Darius III, who reigned 336–331
                                      23 A record of the heads of the Levite families was kept in down to the days of Johanan, the grandsonk of Eliashib.

                                      References for Nehemiah 12:23

                                        • ޞ 12:23 - Hebrew descendant; compare 12:10-11 .
                                          24 These were the family leaders of the Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, Jeshua, Binnui,l Kadmiel, and other associates, who stood opposite them during the ceremonies of praise and thanksgiving, one section responding to the other, as commanded by David, the man of God.

                                          References for Nehemiah 12:24

                                            • ޟ 12:24 - Hebrew son of (i.e., ben ), which should probably be read here as the proper name Binnui; compare Ezra 3:9 and the note there.
                                              25 This included Mattaniah, Bakbukiah, and Obadiah. Meshullam, Talmon, and Akkub were the gatekeepers in charge of the storerooms at the gates.
                                              26 These all served in the days of Joiakim son of Jeshua, son of Jehozadak,m and in the days of Nehemiah the governor and of Ezra the priest and scribe.

                                              References for Nehemiah 12:26

                                                • ޠ 12:26 - Hebrew Jozadak, a variant spelling of Jehozadak.