23 The musicians were under the king’s orders, which regulated their daily activity.

Read Nehemiah 11:23 Using Other Translations

For it was the king's commandment concerning them, that a certain portion should be for the singers, due for every day.
For there was a command from the king concerning them, and a fixed provision for the singers, as every day required.
Their daily responsibilities were carried out according to the terms of a royal command.