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

New Living Translation
Their daily responsibilities were carried out according to the terms of a royal command.

English Standard Version
For there was a command from the king concerning them, and a fixed provision for the singers, as every day required.

Berean Study Bible
For there was a command from the king concerning the singers, an ordinance regulating their daily activities.

New American Standard Bible
For there was a commandment from the king concerning them and a firm regulation for the song leaders day by day.

King James Bible
For it was the king's commandment concerning them, that a certain portion should be for the singers, due for every day.

Christian Standard Bible
There was, in fact, a command of the king regarding them, and an ordinance regulating the singers' daily tasks.

Contemporary English Version
though the daily choice of music and musicians was decided by royal decree of the Persian king.

Good News Translation
There were royal regulations stating how the clans should take turns in leading the Temple music each day.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There was, in fact, a command of the king regarding them, and an ordinance regulating the singers' daily tasks.

International Standard Version
They were subject to the commands of the king, who provided for the singers daily.

NET Bible
For they were under royal orders which determined their activity day by day.

New Heart English Bible
For there was a commandment from the king concerning them, and a settled provision for the singers, as every day required.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They were under orders from the king, orders that determined which duties they should perform day by day.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For there was a commandment from the king concerning them, and a sure ordinance concerning the singers, as every day required.

New American Standard 1977
For there was a commandment from the king concerning them and a firm regulation for the song leaders day by day.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For there was a commandment of the king concerning them and a determination of the singers for each day.

King James 2000 Bible
For it was the king's commandment concerning them, that a certain portion should be for the singers, as required every day.

American King James Version
For it was the king's commandment concerning them, that a certain portion should be for the singers, due for every day.

American Standard Version
For there was a commandment from the king concerning them, and a settled provision for the singers, as every day required.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For so was the king's commandment concerning them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the king's commandment was concerning them, and an order among the singing men day by day.

Darby Bible Translation
For it was the king's commandment concerning them, and there was a settled portion for the singers, due for each day.

English Revised Version
For there was a commandment from the king concerning them, and a settled provision for the singers, as every day required.

Webster's Bible Translation
For it was the king's commandment concerning them, that a certain portion should be for the singers, due for every day.

World English Bible
For there was a commandment from the king concerning them, and a settled provision for the singers, as every day required.

Young's Literal Translation
for the command of the king is upon them, and support is for the singers, a matter of a day in its day.
Study Bible
Residents Outside Jerusalem
22Now the overseer of the Levites in Jerusalem was Uzzi son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Mica. He was one of Asaph's descendants, who were the singers in charge of the service of the house of God. 23For there was a command from the king concerning the singers, an ordinance regulating their daily activities. 24Pethahiah son of Meshezabel, a descendant of Zerah son of Judah, was the king’s agent in every matter concerning the people.…
Cross References
2 Kings 25:30
And the king provided Jehoiachin a daily portion for the rest of his life.

Ezra 6:8
I hereby decree what you must do for these elders of the Jews who are rebuilding this house of God: The cost is to be paid in full to these men from the royal treasury out of the taxes of the provinces west of the Euphrates, so that the work will not be hindered.

Ezra 7:20
And if anything else is needed for the house of your God that you may have occasion to supply, you may pay for it from the royal treasury.

Nehemiah 12:47
So in the days of Zerubbabel and Nehemiah, all Israel contributed the daily portions for the singers and gatekeepers. They also set aside daily portions for the Levites, and the Levites set aside daily portions for the descendants of Aaron.

Treasury of Scripture

For it was the king's commandment concerning them, that a certain portion should be for the singers, due for every day.

the king's.

1 Chronicles 9:33
And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free: for they were employed in that work day and night.

Ezra 6:8,9
Moreover I make a decree what ye shall do to the elders of these Jews for the building of this house of God: that of the king's goods, even of the tribute beyond the river, forthwith expences be given unto these men, that they be not hindered…

Ezra 7:20-24
And whatsoever more shall be needful for the house of thy God, which thou shalt have occasion to bestow, bestow it out of the king's treasure house…

a certain portion.







Lexicon
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

[there was] a command
מִצְוַ֥ת (miṣ·waṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4687: Commandment

from the king
הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

concerning [the singers],
עֲלֵיהֶ֑ם (‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

an ordinance
וַאֲמָנָ֥ה (wa·’ă·mā·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 548: Something fixed, a covenant, an allowance

regulating
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

[their]
הַמְשֹׁרְרִ֖ים (ham·šō·rə·rîm)
Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7891: To sing

daily
י֥וֹם (yō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

activities.
דְּבַר־ (də·ḇar-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause
(23) The king's commandment.--It seems that Artaxerxes had gone beyond the exemption of Ezra 7:24, and given them a daily allowance, which it was the business of Uzzi to see to.

Verse 23. - For it was the king's commandment concerning them. Artaxerxes, it appears, had assigned a certain stipend from the royal revenue for the support of such Levites as were singers, and this stipend had to be paid to them day by day. It is suggested as the grounds for this special favour -

1. That the Levites engaged in the choral service were regarded as those especially who prayed "for the life of the king and of his sons" (Ezra 6:10); and,

2. That the singing Levites who returned from Babylon, being so few in number (128), had to be constantly on duty in the temple, and so needed a regular daily stipend. The nexus of this verse with the preceding one imp!ice that the payment in question was an important part of the internal business of the house committed to Uzzi. 11:1-36 The distribution of the people. - In all ages, men have preferred their own ease and advantage to the public good. Even the professors of religion too commonly seek their own, and not the things of Christ. Few have had such attachment to holy things and holy places, as to renounce pleasure for their sake. Yet surely, our souls should delight to dwell where holy persons and opportunities of spiritual improvement most abound. If we have not this love to the city of our God, and to every thing that assists our communion with the Saviour, how shall we be willing to depart hence; to be absent from the body, that we may be present with the Lord? To the carnal-minded, the perfect holiness of the New Jerusalem would be still harder to bear than the holiness of God's church on earth. Let us seek first the favour of God, and his glory; let us study to be patient, contented, and useful in our several stations, and wait, with cheerful hope, for admission into the holy city of God.
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