Nehemiah 12:24

24 And the leaders of the Levites were Hashabiah, Sherebiah, Jeshua son of Kadmiel, and their associates, who stood opposite them to give praise and thanksgiving, one section responding to the other, as prescribed by David the man of God.

Read Nehemiah 12:24 Using Other Translations

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.
And the chiefs of the Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with their brothers who stood opposite them, to praise and to give thanks, according to the commandment of David the man of God, watch by watch.
These were the family leaders of the Levites: Hashabiah, Sherebiah, Jeshua, Binnui, 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.

What does Nehemiah 12:24 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Nehemiah 12:24

And the chief of the Levites
Here the thread of the history of Nehemiah, interrupted by the insertion of the two preceding verses, is carried from the priests to the Levites in the times of the third high priest:

Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel;
these were singers, since it follows:

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;
which office of theirs they performed by turns in courses, as David under a divine direction ordered, see ( 1 Chronicles 23:5 1 Chronicles 23:6 ) .

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