40 The two choirs that gave thanks then took their places in the house of God; so did I, together with half the officials,

Read Nehemiah 12:40 Using Other Translations

So stood the two companies of them that gave thanks in the house of God, and I, and the half of the rulers with me:
So both choirs of those who gave thanks stood in the house of God, and I and half of the officials with me;
The two choirs that were giving thanks then proceeded to the Temple of God, where they took their places. So did I, together with the group of leaders who were with me.