Nehemiah 12:45

45 They performed the service of their God and the service of purification, as did also the musicians and gatekeepers, according to the commands of David and his son Solomon.

Read Nehemiah 12:45 Using Other Translations

And both the singers and the porters kept the ward of their God, and the ward of the purification, according to the commandment of David, and of Solomon his son.
And they performed the service of their God and the service of purification, as did the singers and the gatekeepers, according to the command of David and his son Solomon.
They performed the service of their God and the service of purification, as commanded by David and his son Solomon, and so did the singers and the gatekeepers.

What does Nehemiah 12:45 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Nehemiah 12:45

And both the singers and the porters kept the ward of their
God, and the ward of their purification
The singers kept their turns in course in the temple, and were not wanting to officiate on all occasions, besides morning and evening services; and the porters they diligently kept the gates of the temple, that no impure person or thing in a ceremonial sense entered:

according to the commandment of David, and Solomon his son;
who made very good rules and orders relative to the better and more regular performance of service by them; see ( 1 Chronicles 25:1 ) ( 26:1 ) ( 2 Chronicles 8:14 ) .

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