Nehemiah 12:30

30 When the priests and Levites had purified themselves ceremonially, they purified the people, the gates and the wall.

Nehemiah 12:30 in Other Translations

KJV
30 And the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.
ESV
30 And the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and they purified the people and the gates and the wall.
NLT
30 The priests and Levites first purified themselves; then they purified the people, the gates, and the wall.
MSG
30 The priests and Levites ceremonially purified themselves; then they did the same for the people, the gates, and the wall.
CSB
30 After the priests and Levites had purified themselves, they purified the people, the gates, and the wall.

Nehemiah 12:30 Meaning and Commentary

Nehemiah 12:30

And the priests and the Levites purified themselves
By washing their bodies and their clothes, perhaps by sprinkling the water of purification on them, see ( Numbers 8:6 Numbers 8:7 Numbers 8:21 ) ( 19:9 ) .

Nehemiah 12:30 In-Context

28 The musicians also were brought together from the region around Jerusalem—from the villages of the Netophathites,
29 from Beth Gilgal, and from the area of Geba and Azmaveth, for the musicians had built villages for themselves around Jerusalem.
30 When the priests and Levites had purified themselves ceremonially, they purified the people, the gates and the wall.
31 I had the leaders of Judah go up on top of the wall. I also assigned two large choirs to give thanks. One was to proceed on top of the wall to the right, toward the Dung Gate.
32 Hoshaiah and half the leaders of Judah followed them,

Cross References 1

  • 1. Exodus 19:10; Job 1:5