1And these were the priests and the Lĕwites who came up with Zerubbaḇel son of She’alti’ĕl, and Yĕshua: Serayah, Yirmeyah, Ezra,
2Amaryah, Malluḵ, Ḥattush,
3Sheḵanyah, Reḥum, Merĕmoth,
4Iddo, Ginnethoi, Aḇiyah,
5Miyamin, Ma‛aḏyah, Bilgah,
6Shemayah, and Yoyariḇ, Yeḏayah,
7Sallu, Amoq, Ḥilqiyah, and Yeḏayah. These were the heads of the priests and their brothers in the days of Yĕshua.
8And the Lĕwites: Yĕshua, Binnui, Qaḏmi’ĕl, Shĕrĕḇyah, Yehuḏah, Mattanyah over the thanksgiving, he and his brothers.
9And Baqbuqyah and Unni, their brothers, were opposite them for guard duties.
10And Yĕshua brought forth Yoyaqim, and Yoyaqim brought forth Elyashiḇ, and Elyashiḇ brought forth Yoyaḏa,
11and Yoyaḏa brought forth Yonathan, and Yonathan brought forth Yaddua.
12And in the days of Yoyaqim, the priests, the heads of the fathers’ houses were: of Serayah, Merayah; of Yirmeyah, Ḥananyah;
13of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amaryah, Yehoḥanan;
14of Meliḵu, Yonathan; of Sheḇanyah, Yosĕph;
15of Ḥarim, Aḏna; of Merayoth, Ḥelqai;
16of Iddo, Zeḵaryah; of Ginnethon, Meshullam;
17of Aḇiyah, Ziḵri, son of Minyamin; of Mo‛aḏyah, Piltai;
18of Bilgah, Shammua; of Shemayah, Yehonathan;
19of Yoyariḇ, Mattenai; of Yeḏayah, Uzzi;
20of Sallai, Qallai; of Amoq, Ěḇer;
21of Ḥilqiyah, Ḥashaḇyah. And of Yeḏayah, Nethan’ĕl.
22The Lĕwites and priests in the days of Elyashiḇ, Yoyaḏa, Yoḥanan, and Yaddua, were recorded heads of their fathers’ houses, also the priests in the reign of Dareyawesh the Persian.
23The sons of Lĕwi, the heads of the fathers’ houses until the days of Yoḥanan son of Elyashiḇ, were written in the book of the annals.
24And the heads of the Lĕwites were Ḥashaḇyah, Shĕrĕḇyah, and Yĕshua son of Qaḏmi’ĕl, with their brothers opposite them, to praise, to give thanks, watch opposite watch, according to the command of Dawiḏ the man of Elohim.
25Mattanyah, and Baqbuqyah, Oḇaḏyah, Meshullam, Talmon, Aqquḇ were gatekeepers guarding at the storerooms of the gates.
26These were in the days of Yoyaqim son of Yĕshua, son of Yotsaḏaq, and in the days of Neḥemyah the governor, and of Ezra the priest, the scribe.
27And at the dedication of the wall of Yerushalayim they sought out the Lĕwites 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.
28And the sons of the singers gathered together from the countryside around Yerushalayim, from the villages of the Netophathites,
29and from the house of Gilgal, and from the fields of Geḇa and Azmaweth – for the singers had built themselves villages all around Yerushalayim.
30And the priests and Lĕwites cleansed themselves, and they cleansed the people, and the gates, and the wall.
31And I brought the rulers of Yehuḏah up on the wall, and appointed two large thanksgiving choirs, to go to the right on the wall toward the Dung Gate,
32and after them went Hoshayah and half of the rulers of Yehuḏah,
33then Azaryah, Ezra, and Meshullam,
34Yehuḏah, and Binyamin, and Shemayah, and Yirmeyah,
35and of the sons of the priests with trumpets: Zeḵaryah son of Yonathan, son of Shemayah, son of Mattanyah, son of Miḵayah, son of Zakkur, son of Asaph,
36and his brothers Shemayah and Azar’ĕl, Milalai, Gilalai, Ma‛ai, Nethan’ĕl, and Yehuḏah, Ḥanani with instruments of songs of Dawiḏ the man of Elohim, with Ezra the scribe before them.
37And at the Fountain Gate and straight ahead of them, they went up the stairs of the City of Dawiḏ, on the stairway of the wall, beyond the house of Dawiḏ, as far as the Water Gate eastward.
38And 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,
39and above the Gate of Ephrayim, and above the Old Gate, and above the Fish Gate, and the Tower of Ḥanan’ĕl, and the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Sheep Gate. And they stood still at the Gate of the Prison.
40Then the two thanksgiving choirs took their stand in the House of Elohim, and I and half of the deputy rulers with me,
41and the priests, Elyaqim, Ma‛asĕyah, Minyamin, Miḵayah, Elyo‛ĕynai, Zeḵaryah, and Ḥananyah, with trumpets,
42and Ma‛asĕyah, and Shemayah, and El‛azar, and Uzzi, and Yehoḥanan, and Malkiyah, and Ěylam, and Ězer. And the singers sang aloud, with Yizraḥyah in charge.
43And on that day they slaughtered great slaughterings 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.
44And 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 Lĕwites. For Yehuḏah rejoiced over the priests and the Lĕwites who stood up.
45Both the singers and the gatekeepers guarded the charge of their Elohim and the charge of the cleansing, according to the command of Dawiḏ and Shelomoh his son.
46For in the days of Dawiḏ and Asaph of old there were chiefs of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving to Elohim.
47And in the days of Zerubbaḇel and in the days of Neḥemyah all Yisra’ĕl gave the portions for the singers and the gatekeepers, a portion for each day. And they set apart what was for the Lĕwites, and the Lĕwites set apart what was for the children of Aharon.