The Book of Nehemiah Chapter 12 – New King James Version (NKJV) – Audio Bible

Chapter 12. Now these are the priests and the Levites who came up with zerubbabel the Son of shield and jeshua Syria Jeremiah Ezra Amariah Malik Shakanya riham miramoth Ido guineathoi Abijah majumin Maya Daya bilga shimaya These were the heads of the priests and Their brethren in the days of jeshua Moreover the Levites were Joshua binui Cadmill sharabaya Judah and matanaya who Led the Thanksgiving Psalms he and his Brethren Also back pakaya and unai their Brethren Stood across from them in their duties Jeshua begot Joya Kim Joya Kim begot Elijah Elijah they got joyada joyada Begot Jonathan and Jonathan begot Jaguar Now in the days of joyakim the priests The heads of the father's houses were of Syria miraya Of Jeremiah hananiah Of Ezra mishulum Of amariah jihohanan Of melaku Jonathan Of shebanaya Joseph of harim adna of Murrayoff helki of Ido Zechariah of Guineathon mishulum of abijah zikril The son of Benjamin Of MOA Daya piltai of bilga Shimura of shimaya jehonathan

Of joyrib matanai of Judea azai of salai Kalai Of amok IBA of hilkaya hashabaya and of Judea Nathaniel During the reign of Darius the Persian a Record was also kept of the Levites and Priests who had been heads of their Father's houses in the Days of Elijah Johanan and jadua The sons of Levi the heads of the Father's houses until the days of Johanan the son of Elijah were written In the book of The Chronicles And the heads of the Levites were Hashabaya sharabaya and Joshua the son Of cadmill With their brothers across from them to Praise and give thanks group alternating With group according to the command of David the man of God Were Gatekeepers keeping the watch of The storerooms of the gates These lived in the days of joyakim the Son of jeshua the son of josecak and in The days of Nehemiah the governor and of Ezra the priest The Scribe Now at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought out the Levites in All their places to bring them to Jerusalem to celebrate the dedication With gladness both with thanksgivings And singing with symbols and stringed Instruments and harps And the sons of the singers gathered

Together from the countryside around Jerusalem from The Villages of the Natothites from the house of gilgal and From the fields of giba and azmoveth For the singers had built themselves Villages all around Jerusalem Then the priests and Levites purified Themselves and purified the people the Gates and the wall So I brought the leaders of Judah up on The wall and appointed two large Thanksgiving choirs One went to the right hand on the wall Toward the refuse gate After them went Hosea and half of the Leaders of Judah and Azariah Ezra Misholum Judah Benjamin shimaya Jeremiah And some of the priests Sons with Trumpets Zechariah the son of Jonathan the son of Shimaya the son of matanaya the son of Michaela the son of zakar the son of Asaph And his Brethren shimaya Azrael mililai Gilalai mayai Nathaniel Judah and hunani With the musical instruments of David The man of God And Ezra The Scribe went before them By the fountain gate in front of them They went up the stairs of the city of David on the stairway of the wall Beyond The House of David as far as the Watergate Eastward The other Thanksgiving choir went the

Opposite way And I was behind them with half of the People on the wall Going past the Tower of the ovens as far As the broad wall and above the Gate of Ephraim above the old gate above the Fish gate the Tower of hananel the Tower Of the hundred as far as the Sheep gate And they stopped by the gate of the Prison So the two Thanksgiving choirs stood in The house of God Likewise I and the half of the rulers With me And the priests eliakim mayasir Benjamin Michaela elioini Zechariah and hananaya With trumpets Also mayasiya shimaya elieza azai Jihohenan malkaja Elum and Iza The singers sang loudly with jezra Haya The director Also that day they offered great Sacrifices and rejoiced for God had made Them Rejoice with great joy The women and the children also rejoiced So that the joy of Jerusalem Was Heard Afar off And at the same time some were appointed Over the rooms of the storehouse for the Offerings the first fruits and the Tithes to gather into them from the Fields of the Cities the portions Specified by the law for the priests and Levites

For Judah rejoiced over the priests and Levites who ministered Both the singers and The Gatekeepers Kept the charge of their God And the charge of the purification According to the command of David and Solomon his son For in the days of David and asaph of Old there were Chiefs of the singers and Songs of praise and thanksgiving to God In the days of zerubbabel and in the Days of Nehemiah All Israel gave the portions for the Singers and The Gatekeepers a portion For each day They also consecrated holy things for The Levites and the Levites consecrated Them for the children of Aaron

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