The Priests and Levites(A)

12 Now these are the (B)priests and the Levites who came up with (C)Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: (D)Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra, Amariah, [a]Malluch, Hattush, [b]Shechaniah, [c]Rehum, [d]Meremoth, Iddo, [e]Ginnethoi, (E)Abijah, [f]Mijamin, [g]Maadiah, Bilgah, Shemaiah, Joiarib, Jedaiah, [h]Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, and Jedaiah.

These were the heads of the priests and their brethren in the days of (F)Jeshua.

Moreover the Levites were Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah (G)who led the thanksgiving psalms, he and his brethren. 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 (H)heads of the fathers’ houses were: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah; 13 of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan; 14 of [i]Melichu, Jonathan; of [j]Shebaniah, Joseph; 15 of [k]Harim, Adna; of [l]Meraioth, Helkai; 16 of Iddo, Zechariah; of Ginnethon, Meshullam; 17 of Abijah, Zichri; the son of [m]Minjamin; of [n]Moadiah, Piltai; 18 of Bilgah, Shammua; of Shemaiah, Jehonathan; 19 of Joiarib, Mattenai; of Jedaiah, Uzzi; 20 of [o]Sallai, Kallai; of Amok, Eber; 21 of Hilkiah, Hashabiah; and of Jedaiah, Nethanel.

Read full chapter


  1. Nehemiah 12:2 Melichu, v. 14
  2. Nehemiah 12:3 Shebaniah, v. 14
  3. Nehemiah 12:3 Harim, v. 15
  4. Nehemiah 12:3 Meraioth, v. 15
  5. Nehemiah 12:4 Ginnethon, v. 16
  6. Nehemiah 12:5 Minjamin, v. 17
  7. Nehemiah 12:5 Moadiah, v. 17
  8. Nehemiah 12:7 Sallai, v. 20
  9. Nehemiah 12:14 Malluch, v. 2
  10. Nehemiah 12:14 Shechaniah, v. 3
  11. Nehemiah 12:15 Rehum, v. 3
  12. Nehemiah 12:15 Meremoth, v. 3
  13. Nehemiah 12:17 Mijamin, v. 5
  14. Nehemiah 12:17 Maadiah, v. 5
  15. Nehemiah 12:20 Sallu, v. 7

Bible Gateway Recommends