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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Nehemiah 12:27 - 43
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   Book of Nehemiah
   Chapter 12
12:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, the Levites were sought out from where they lived and were brought to Jerusalem to celebrate joyfully the dedication with songs of thanksgiving and with the music of cymbals, harps and lyres.
 
12:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The singers also were brought together from the region around Jerusalem - from the villages of the Netophathites,
 
12:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
from Beth Gilgal, and from the area of Geba and Azmaveth, for the singers had built villages for themselves around Jerusalem.
 
12:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the priests and Levites had purified themselves ceremonially, they purified the people, the gates and the wall.
 
12:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I had the leaders of Judah go up on top F32 of the wall. I also assigned two large choirs to give thanks. One was to proceed on top F33 of the wall to the right, toward the Dung Gate.
 
12:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Hoshaiah and half the leaders of Judah followed them,
 
12:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
along with Azariah, Ezra, Meshullam,
 
12:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Judah, Benjamin, Shemaiah, Jeremiah,
 
12:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
as well as some priests with trumpets, and also Zechariah son of Jonathan, the son of Shemaiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Micaiah, the son of Zaccur, the son of Asaph,
 
12:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and his associates - Shemaiah, Azarel, Milalai, Gilalai, Maai, Nethanel, Judah and Hanani - with musical instruments [prescribed by] David the man of God. Ezra the scribe led the procession.
 
12:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
At the Fountain Gate they continued directly up the steps of the City of David on the ascent to the wall and passed above the house of David to the Water Gate on the east.
 
12:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The second choir proceeded in the opposite direction. I followed them on top F34 of the wall, together with half the people - past the Tower of the Ovens to the Broad Wall,
 
12:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
over the Gate of Ephraim, the Jeshanah F35 Gate, the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Sheep Gate. At the Gate of the Guard they stopped.
 
12:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The two choirs that gave thanks then took their places in the house of God; so did I, together with half the officials,
 
12:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
as well as the priests - Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Micaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah and Hananiah with their trumpets -
 
12:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
and also Maaseiah, Shemaiah, Eleazar, Uzzi, Jehohanan, Malkijah, Elam and Ezer. The choirs sang under the direction of Jezrahiah.
 
12:43 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And on that day they offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had given them great joy. The women and children also rejoiced. The sound of rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard far away.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F32 Or go alongside
F33 Or proceed alongside
F34 Or them alongside
F35 Or Old

 
 

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