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Priests and Levites...
And these were the priests and the Lewites who came up with Zerubbabel son of She`alti`el, and Yeshua: Serayah, Yirmeyah, Ezra,
Amaryah, Malluk, Hattush,
Shekanyah, Rehum, Meremoth,
Iddo, Ginnethoi, Abiyah,
Miyamin, Ma'adyah, Bilgah,
Shemayah, and Yoyarib, Yedayah,
Sallu, Amoq, Hilqiyah, and Yedayah. These were the heads of the priests and their brothers in the days of Yeshua.
And the Lewites: Yeshua, Binnui, Qadmi'el, Sherebyah, Yehudah, Mattanyah over the thanksgiving, he and his brothers.
And Baqbuqyah and Unni, their brothers, were opposite them for guard duties.
And Yeshua brought forth Yoyaqim, and Yoyaqim brought forth Elyashib, and Elyashib brought forth Yoyada,
and Yoyada brought forth Yonathan, and Yonathan brought forth Yaddua.
And in the days of Yoyaqim, the priests, the heads of the fathers' houses were: of Serayah, Merayah; of Yirmeyah, Hananyah;
of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amaryah, Yehohanan;
of Meliku, Yonathan; of Shebanyah, Yoseph;
of Harim, Adna; of Merayoth, Helqai;
of Iddo, Zekaryah; of Ginnethon, Meshullam;
of Abiyah, Zikri, son of Minyamin; of Mo'adyah, Piltai;
of Bilgah, Shammua; of Shemayah, Yehonathan;
of Yoyarib, Mattenai; of Yedayah, Uzzi;
of Sallai, Qallai; of Amoq, Eber;
of Hilqiyah, Hashabyah. And of Yedayah, Nethane'l.
The Lewites and priests in the days of Elyashib, Yoyada, Yohanan, and Yaddua, were recorded heads of their fathers' houses, also the priests in the reign of Dareyawesh the Persian.
The sons of Lewi, the heads of the fathers' houses until the days of Yohanan son of Elyashib, were written in the book of the annals.
And the heads of the Lewites were Hashabyah, Sherebyah, and Yeshua son of Qadmi'el, with their brothers opposite them, to praise, to give thanks, watch opposite watch, according to the command of Dawid the man of Elohim.
Mattanyah, and Baqbuqyah, Obadyah, Meshullam, Talmon, Aqqub were gatekeepers guarding at the storerooms of the gates.
These were in the days of Yoyaqim son of Yeshua, son of Yotsadaq, and in the days of Nehemyah the governor, and of Ezra the priest, the scribe.
Dedication of the Wall of Jerusalem...
And at the dedication of the wall of Yerushalayim they sought out the Lewites in all their places, to bring them to Yerushalayim to perform the dedication with gladness, and with thanksgivings, and with singing, cymbals, harps and lyres.
And the sons of the singers gathered together from the countryside around Yerushalayim, from the villages of the Netophathites,
and from the house of Gilgal, and from the fields of Geba and Azmaweth - for the singers had built themselves villages all around Yerushalayim.
And the priests and Lewites cleansed themselves, and they cleansed the people, and the gates, and the wall.
And I brought the rulers of Yehudah up on the wall, and appointed two large thanksgiving choirs, to go to the right on the wall toward the Dung Gate,
and after them went Hoshayah and half of the rulers of Yehudah,
then Azaryah, Ezra, and Meshullam,
Yehudah, and Binyamin, and Shemayah, and Yirmeyah,
and of the sons of the priests with trumpets: Zekaryah son of Yonathan, son of Shemayah, son of Mattanyah, son of Mikayah, son of Zakkur, son of Asaph,
and his brothers Shemayah and Azar'el, Milalai, Gilalai, Ma'ai, Nethane'l, and Yehudah, Hanani with instruments of songs of Dawid the man of Elohim, with Ezra the scribe before them.
And at the Fountain Gate and straight ahead of them, they went up the stairs of the City of Dawid, on the stairway of the wall, beyond the house of Dawid, as far as the Water Gate eastward.
And the other thanksgiving choir went over against them, and I 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 Ephrayim, and above the Old Gate, and above the Fish Gate, and the Tower of Hanan'el, and the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Sheep Gate. And they stood still at the Gate of the Prison.
Then the two thanksgiving choirs took their stand in the House of Elohim, and I and half of the deputy rulers with me,
and the priests, Elyaqim, Ma'aseyah, Minyamin, Mikayah, Elyo'eynai, Zekaryah, and Hananyah, with trumpets,
and Ma'aseyah, and Shemayah, and El'azar, and Uzzi, and Yehohanan, and Malkiyah, and Eylam, and Ezer. And the singers sang aloud, with Yizrahyah in charge.
And on that day they brought great offerings and rejoiced, for Elohim had made them rejoice with great joy. And the women and the children also rejoiced, so that the joy of Yerushalayim was heard far away.
And on that day some were appointed over the rooms for the stores, for the contributions, for the first-fruits, and for tithes, to gather into them from the fields of the cities the portions required by the Torah for the priests and for the Lewites. For Yehudah rejoiced over the priests and the Lewites who stood up.
Both the singers and the gatekeepers guarded the charge of their Elohim and the charge of the cleansing, according to the command of Dawid and Shelomoh his son.
For in the days of Dawid and Asaph of old there were chiefs of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving to Elohim.
And in the days of Zerubbabel and in the days of Nehemyah all Yisra'el gave the portions for the singers and the gatekeepers, a portion for each day. And they set apart what was for the Lewites, and the Lewites set apart what was for the children of Aharon.