Priests and Levites

Nehemiah 12

1 Now these are the a priests and the Levites who came up with b Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: c Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra, 2 Amariah, 1 Malluch, Hattush, 3 2 Shechaniah, 3 Rehum, 4 Meremoth, 4 Iddo, 5 Ginnethoi, d Abijah, 5 6 Mijamin, 7 Maadiah, Bilgah, 6 Shemaiah, Joiarib, Jedaiah, 7 8 Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, and Jedaiah.
These were the heads of the priests and their brethren in the days of e Jeshua.

8 Moreover the Levites were Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah f who led the thanksgiving psalms, he and his brethren. 9 Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brethren, stood across from them in their duties. 10 Jeshua begot Joiakim, Joiakim begot Eliashib, Eliashib begot Joiada, 11 Joiada begot Jonathan, and Jonathan begot Jaddua.

12 Now in the days of Joiakim, the priests, the g heads of the fathers' houses were: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah; 13 of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan; 14 of 9 Melichu, Jonathan; of 10 Shebaniah, Joseph; 15 of 11 Harim, Adna; of 12 Meraioth, Helkai; 16 of Iddo, Zechariah; of Ginnethon, Meshullam; 17 of Abijah, Zichri; the son of 13 Minjamin; of 14 Moadiah, Piltai; 18 of Bilgah, Shammua; of Shemaiah, Jehonathan; 19 of Joiarib, Mattenai; of Jedaiah, Uzzi; 20 of 15 Sallai, Kallai; of ^Amok, Eber; 21 of Hilkiah, Hashabiah; and of Jedaiah, Nethanel.

22 During the reign of Darius the Persian, a record was also kept of the Levites and priests who had been h heads of their fathers' houses in the days of Eliashib, Joiada, Johanan, and Jaddua. 23 The sons of Levi, the heads of the fathers' houses until the days of Johanan the son of Eliashib, were written in the book of the i chronicles. 24 And the heads of the Levites were Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua the son of Kadmiel, with their brothers across from them, to j praise and give thanks, k group 16 alternating with group, l according to the command of David the man of God. 25 Mattaniah, Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon, and Akkub were gatekeepers keeping the watch at the storerooms of the gates. 26 These lived in the days of Joiakim the son of Jeshua, the son of 17 Jozadak, and in the days of Nehemiah m the governor, and of Ezra the priest, n the scribe.

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