Nehemiah 11:17
New International Version
Mattaniah son of Mika, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, the director who led in thanksgiving and prayer; Bakbukiah, second among his associates; and Abda son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

New Living Translation
Also Mattaniah son of Mica, son of Zabdi, a descendant of Asaph, who led in thanksgiving and prayer. Also Bakbukiah, who was Mattaniah’s assistant, and Abda son of Shammua, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun.

English Standard Version
and Mattaniah the son of Mica, son of Zabdi, son of Asaph, who was the leader of the praise, who gave thanks, and Bakbukiah, the second among his brothers; and Abda the son of Shammua, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun.

Berean Study Bible
Mattaniah son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who led in thanksgiving and prayer; Bakbukiah, second among his associates; and Abda son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

King James Bible
And Mattaniah the son of Micha, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, was the principal to begin the thanksgiving in prayer: and Bakbukiah the second among his brethren, and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

New King James Version
Mattaniah the son of Micha, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, the leader who began the thanksgiving with prayer; Bakbukiah, the second among his brethren; and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

New American Standard Bible
and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who was the leader in beginning the thanksgiving at prayer, and Bakbukiah, the second among his kinsmen; and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

NASB 1995
and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who was the leader in beginning the thanksgiving at prayer, and Bakbukiah, the second among his brethren; and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

NASB 1977
and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who was the leader in beginning the thanksgiving at prayer, and Bakbukiah, the second among his brethren; and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

Amplified Bible
Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who was the leader to begin the thanksgiving in prayer, and Bakbukiah, second among his brothers; and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

Christian Standard Bible
Mattaniah son of Mica, son of Zabdi, son of Asaph, the one who began the thanksgiving in prayer; Bakbukiah, second among his relatives; and Abda son of Shammua, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Mattaniah son of Mica, son of Zabdi, son of Asaph, the leader who began the thanksgiving in prayer; Bakbukiah, second among his relatives; and Abda son of Shammua, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun.

American Standard Version
and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who was the chief to begin the thanksgiving in prayer, and Bakbukiah, the second among his brethren; and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And of the Chiefs of the Levites: Metanya, son of Mikah, son of Zabedee, son of Asaph the Chief of the first rank of the Jews in prayer, and Baqbuqa, the second of his brothers, and Ira, son of Shemu, son of Galal, son of Yathrun.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Matthanias son of Micha, and Jobeb son of Samui,

Contemporary English Version
Then there was Mattaniah son of Mica. His ancestors were Zabdi and Asaph. Mattaniah led the temple choir in the prayer of praise. Bakbukiah, who also settled in Jerusalem, was his assistant. Finally, there was Abda son of Shammua; his grandfather was Galal, and his great-grandfather was Jeduthun.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Mathania the son of Micha, the son of Zebedei, the son of Asaph, was the principal man to praise, and to give glory in prayer, and Becbecia the second, one of his brethren, and Abda the son of Samua, the son of Galal, the son of Idithun.

Good News Translation
Mattaniah, the son of Mica and grandson of Zabdi, a descendant of Asaph. He led the Temple choir in singing the prayer of thanksgiving. Bakbukiah, who was Mattaniah's assistant. Abda, the son of Shammua and grandson of Galal, a descendant of Jeduthun.

International Standard Version
and Mattaniah son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who led the thanksgiving prayer, and Bakbukiah, second among his relatives, and Abda son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who was the chief to begin the thanksgiving in prayer, and Bakbukiah, the second among his brethren; and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

Literal Standard Version
and Mattaniah son of Micha, son of Zabdi, son of Asaph, [is] head—at the commencement he gives thanks in prayer; and Bakbukiah [is] second among his brothers, and Abda son of Shammua, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun.

New American Bible
Mattaniah, son of Micah, son of Zabdi, son of Asaph, director of the psalms, who led the thanksgiving at prayer; Bakbukiah, second in rank among his kinsmen; and Abda, son of Shammua, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun.

NET Bible
Mattaniah son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, the praise leader who led in thanksgiving and prayer; Bakbukiah, second among his colleagues; and Abda son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

New Revised Standard Version
and Mattaniah son of Mica son of Zabdi son of Asaph, who was the leader to begin the thanksgiving in prayer, and Bakbukiah, the second among his associates; and Abda son of Shammua son of Galal son of Jeduthun.

New Heart English Bible
and Mattaniah the son of Micah, the son of Zikri, the son of Asaph, the praise leader who led in thanksgiving and prayer, and Bakbukiah, the second among his brothers; and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

World English Bible
and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who was the chief to begin the thanksgiving in prayer, and Bakbukiah, the second among his brothers; and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

Young's Literal Translation
and Mattaniah son of Micha, son of Zabdi, son of Asaph, is head -- at the commencement he giveth thanks in prayer; and Bakbukiah is second among his brethren, and Abda son of Shammua, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The New Settlers in Jerusalem
16Shabbethai and Jozabad, two leaders of the Levites, who supervised the work outside the house of God; 17Mattaniah son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who led in thanksgiving and prayer; Bakbukiah, second among his associates; and Abda son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun. 18The Levites in the holy city totaled 284.…

Cross References
2 Samuel 9:12
And Mephibosheth had a young son named Mica, and all who dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants of Mephibosheth.

Nehemiah 11:16
Shabbethai and Jozabad, two leaders of the Levites, who supervised the work outside the house of God;

Nehemiah 11:18
The Levites in the holy city totaled 284.

Nehemiah 12:24
The leaders of the Levites were Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua son of Kadmiel, along with their associates, who stood across from them to give praise and thanksgiving as one section alternated with the other, as prescribed by David the man of God.


Treasury of Scripture

And Mattaniah the son of Micha, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, was the principal to begin the thanksgiving in prayer: and Bakbukiah the second among his brothers, and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

Zabdi.

Nehemiah 10:12
Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,

1 Chronicles 9:15
And Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattaniah the son of Micah, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph;

Zichri.

Nehemiah 12:8,31
Moreover the Levites: Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah, which was over the thanksgiving, he and his brethren…

1 Chronicles 16:4,41
And he appointed certain of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, and to record, and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel: …

1 Chronicles 25:1-6
Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was: …

thanksgiving.

Philippians 4:6
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

1 Thessalonians 5:17,18
Pray without ceasing…

Babukiah.

Nehemiah 12:9,25
Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brethren, were over against them in the watches…











Verse 17. - Mattaniah ... was the principal to begin the thanksgiving in prayer. i.e. the "leader of the choir," or "precentor." Bakbukiah was second to him among his brethren; i.e. was his chief assistant. Abda (or "Obadiah," 1 Chronicles 9:16) held the third place.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Mattaniah
וּמַתַּנְיָ֣ה (ū·mat·tan·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4983: Mattaniah -- 'gift of Yah', the last king of Judah, also a number of Israelites

son
בֶן־ (ḇen-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Mica,
מִ֠יכָה (mî·ḵāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4318: Micah -- the name of several Israelites

the son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Zabdi,
זַבְדִּ֨י (zaḇ·dî)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2067: Zabdi -- 'gift', four Israelites

the son
בֶן־ (ḇen-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Asaph,
אָסָ֜ף (’ā·sāp̄)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 623: Asaph -- 'gatherer', the name of several Israelites

who led
רֹ֗אשׁ (rōš)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7218: The head

in thanksgiving
יְהוֹדֶ֣ה (yə·hō·w·ḏeh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3034: To throw, at, away, to revere, worship, to bemoan

and prayer;
לַתְּפִלָּ֔ה (lat·tə·p̄il·lāh)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8605: Intercession, supplication, a hymn

Bakbukiah,
וּבַקְבֻּקְיָ֖ה (ū·ḇaq·buq·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1229: Bakbukiah -- 'emptying of Yah', a Levite

second
מִשְׁנֶ֣ה (miš·neh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4932: A repetition, a duplicate, a double, a second

among his associates;
מֵאֶחָ֑יו (mê·’e·ḥāw)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 251: A brother, )

and Abda
וְעַבְדָּא֙ (wə·‘aḇ·dā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5653: Abda -- two Israelites

son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Shammua,
שַׁמּ֔וּעַ (šam·mū·a‘)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8051: Shammua -- three Israelites

the son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Galal,
גָּלָ֖ל (gā·lāl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1559: Galal -- two Levites

the son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of Jeduthun.
יְדוּתֽוּן׃ (yə·ḏū·ṯūn)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3038: Jeduthun


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