12:1 Now these [are] the priests and the Levites that a went up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,
(a) From Babylon to Jerusalem.
Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Jedaiah. These [were] the b
chief of the priests and of their brethren in the days of Jeshua.
(b) Next in dignity to the high priests and who
were of the stock of Aaron.
12:8 Moreover the Levites: Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel,
Sherebiah, Judah, [and] Mattaniah, c
[which was] over the thanksgiving, he and his brethren.
(c) Had charge of them who sang the psalms.
12:9 Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brethren, [were]
over against them in the d watches.
(d) They kept the wards and watches according to
their turns, (2 Chronicles
And in the days of Joiakim were priests, the chief of the fathers: of e
Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;
(e) That is, next to Seraiah or rather of the
order, who was called after the name of Seraiah.
Of f Abijah, Zichri; of Miniamin, of
(f) Of which was Zachariah, John the Baptist's
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 g
(g) That is, one after another and every one in
And the sons of the singers gathered themselves together, both out of the plain
country round about Jerusalem, and from the villages of h
(h) Who were a certain family and had their
possessions in the fields, (1 Chronicles
Then i I brought up the princes of Judah
upon the wall, and appointed two great [companies of them that gave] thanks,
[whereof one] went on the right hand upon the wall toward the dung gate:
(i) Meaning, Nehemiah.
And k his brethren, Shemaiah, and
Azarael, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethaneel, and Judah, Hanani, with the musical
instruments of David the man of God, and Ezra the scribe before them.
(k) That is, the brass throne of Zaccur.
12:37 And at the fountain gate, which was over
against them, they went up by the l
stairs of the city of David, at the going up of the wall, above the house of
David, even unto the water gate eastward.
(l) Which was going up to the mount Zion, which
is called the city of David.
And at that time were some appointed m
over the chambers for the treasures, for the offerings, for the firstfruits, and
for the tithes, to gather into them out of the fields of the cities the portions
of the law for the priests and Levites: for Judah rejoiced for the priests and
for the Levites that waited.
(m) Which were chambers appointed by Hezekiah to
put in the tither, and such things, (2 Chronicles
31:11) and now were repaired again for the same use.
And all Israel in the days of Zerubbabel, and in the days of Nehemiah, gave the
portions of the singers and the porters, every day his portion: and they
sanctified [holy things] unto the Levites; and the Levites n
sanctified [them] unto the children of Aaron.
(n) That is, the tenth part of the tithes.