Nehemiah 12:47
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New International Version
So in the days of Zerubbabel and of Nehemiah, all Israel contributed the daily portions for the musicians and the gatekeepers. They also set aside the portion for the other Levites, and the Levites set aside the portion for the descendants of Aaron.

King James Bible
And all Israel in the days of Zerubbabel, and in the days of Nehemiah, gave the portions of the singers and the porters, every day his portion: and they sanctified holy things unto the Levites; and the Levites sanctified them unto the children of Aaron.

Darby Bible Translation
And all Israel, in the days of Zerubbabel and in the days of Nehemiah, gave the portions of the singers and the doorkeepers, every day what was needed, and they consecrated things for the Levites; and the Levites consecrated for the children of Aaron.

World English Bible
All Israel in the days of Zerubbabel, and in the days of Nehemiah, gave the portions of the singers and the porters, as every day required: and they set apart [that which was] for the Levites; and the Levites set apart [that which was] for the sons of Aaron.

Young's Literal Translation
And all Israel in the days of Zerubbabel, and in the days of Nehemiah, are giving the portions of the singers, and of the gatekeepers, the matter of a day in its day, and are sanctifying to the Levites, and the Levites are sanctifying to the sons of Aaron.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

All Israel - gave the portions of the singers - The singers and the porters were supported by the people at large; and each of these had their portions served out to them daily.

And they sanctified - unto the Levites - The things which were provided for sacred uses were delivered by the people to the Levites, and the Levites presented them to the priests.

The children of Aaron - This may refer principally to the tithes which the people brought to the Levites; the tithe or tenth of which the Levites gave to the priests. The presenting these tithes is termed sanctifying them; that is, dedicating them to those sacred or ecclesiastical uses for which they were designed: this is a very general meaning of the word sanctify in Scripture.

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Zerubbabel.

Nehemiah 12:1,12,26 Now these are the priests and the Levites that went up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra...

gave.

Nehemiah 10:35-39 And to bring the first fruits of our ground, and the first fruits of all fruit of all trees, year by year, to the house of the LORD...

Nehemiah 13:10-12 And I perceived that the portions of the Levites had not been given them: for the Levites and the singers, that did the work...

2 Chronicles 31:5,6 And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the first fruits of corn, wine, and oil...

Malachi 3:8-10 Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed me. But you say, Wherein have we robbed you? In tithes and offerings...

Galatians 6:6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate to him that teaches in all good things.

and they. That is, the people separated, or set apart,the tenth of the produce of their lands for the use of the Levites; and the Levites separated the tenth of their tithes for the priests.

Numbers 18:21-29 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve...

sanctified. that is, set apart.

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LAST Sabbath day in the morning I spoke of the birth of our Saviour as being full of joy to the people of God, and, indeed, to all nations. We then looked at the joy from a distance; we will now in contemplation draw nearer to it, and perhaps as we consider it, and remark the multiplied reasons for its existence, some of those reasons may operate upon our own hearts, and we may go out of this house of prayer ourselves partakers of the exceeding great joy. We shall count it to have been a successful
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Cross References
Numbers 18:21
"I give to the Levites all the tithes in Israel as their inheritance in return for the work they do while serving at the tent of meeting.

2 Kings 7:10
So they went and called out to the city gatekeepers and told them, "We went into the Aramean camp and no one was there--not a sound of anyone--only tethered horses and donkeys, and the tents left just as they were."

2 Kings 25:30
Day by day the king gave Jehoiachin a regular allowance as long as he lived.

Nehemiah 11:23
The musicians were under the king's orders, which regulated their daily activity.

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