Nehemiah 12:12
New International Version
In the days of Joiakim, these were the heads of the priestly families: of Seraiah’s family, Meraiah; of Jeremiah’s, Hananiah;

New Living Translation
Now when Joiakim was high priest, the family leaders of the priests were as follows: Meraiah was leader of the family of Seraiah. Hananiah was leader of the family of Jeremiah.

English Standard Version
And in the days of Joiakim were priests, heads of fathers’ houses: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

Berean Study Bible
In the days of Joiakim, these were the heads of the priestly families: of the family of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

King James Bible
And in the days of Joiakim were priests, the chief of the fathers: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

New King James Version
Now in the days of Joiakim, the priests, the heads of the fathers’ houses were: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

New American Standard Bible
Now in the days of Joiakim, the priests, the heads of fathers’ households were: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

NASB 1995
Now in the days of Joiakim, the priests, the heads of fathers’ households were: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

NASB 1977
Now in the days of Joiakim the priests, the heads of fathers’ households were: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

Amplified Bible
And in the days of Joiakim, the priests, the heads of fathers’ households were: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

Christian Standard Bible
In the days of Joiakim, the heads of the priestly families were Meraiah of Seraiah, Hananiah of Jeremiah,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In the days of Joiakim, the leaders of the priestly families were: Meraiah of Seraiah, Hananiah of Jeremiah,

American Standard Version
And in the days of Joiakim were priests, heads of fathers houses : of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And in the days of Yuyaqim were the Chief Priests of the fathers, Seriah, Amaria, Jeremiah, KhananYah

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And in the days of Joakim, his brethren the priests and the heads of families were, belonging to Saraia, Amaria; to Jeremia, Anania;

Contemporary English Version
When Joiakim was high priest, the following priests were leaders of their clans: Meraiah of the Seraiah clan, Hananiah of Jeremiah,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And in the days of Joacim the priests and heads of the families were : Of Saraia, Maraia: of Jeremias, Hanania:

English Revised Version
And in the days of Joiakim were priests, heads of fathers' houses: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At the time of Joiakim, these were the priests who were the leaders of their families: From Seraiah, Meraiah; from Jeremiah, Hananiah;

International Standard Version
These were the priests and heads of their ancestors' houses in the time of Joiakim: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

JPS Tanakh 1917
And in the days of Joiakim were priests, heads of fathers' houses: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

Literal Standard Version
And in the days of Joiakim have been priests, heads of the fathers: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

NET Bible
In the days of Joiakim, these were the priests who were leaders of the families: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

New Heart English Bible
In the days of Joiakim were priests, heads of ancestral houses: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

World English Bible
In the days of Joiakim were priests, heads of fathers' [houses]: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

Young's Literal Translation
And in the days of Joiakim have been priests, heads of the fathers; of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Priests and Levites who Returned
11Joiada was the father of Jonathan, and Jonathan was the father of Jaddua. 12In the days of Joiakim, these were the heads of the priestly families: of the family of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah; 13of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan;…

Cross References
Nehemiah 12:11
Joiada was the father of Jonathan, and Jonathan was the father of Jaddua.

Nehemiah 12:13
of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan;


Treasury of Scripture

And in the days of Joiakim were priests, the chief of the fathers: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah;

the chief.

Nehemiah 12:22
The Levites in the days of Eliashib, Joiada, and Johanan, and Jaddua, were recorded chief of the fathers: also the priests, to the reign of Darius the Persian.

1 Chronicles 9:33,34
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…

1 Chronicles 15:12
And said unto them, Ye are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of the LORD God of Israel unto the place that I have prepared for it.

Seraiah.

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









(12-26) List of representatives of Zerubbabel's priests in the days of Joiakim; to which is added an account of the Levites in his day. Between these there is an interpolation (Nehemiah 12:22-23).

Verse 12. - Of Seraiah, Meraiah. It will be observed that the family names of the priestly, courses follow the order of the same names in vers. 1-7, and exactly accord with them, excepting in minute differences of spelling, and in one omission - that of the name of "Hattush.' It might be supposed that the family of Hattush had died out; but this is contradicted by its reappearance among the signatures to the covenant (Nehemiah 10:4); the omission here would therefore appear to be accidental.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
In the days
וּבִימֵי֙ (ū·ḇî·mê)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3117: A day

of Joiakim,
יֽוֹיָקִ֔ים (yō·w·yā·qîm)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3113: Jojakim

these were
הָי֥וּ (hā·yū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

the heads
רָאשֵׁ֣י (rā·šê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 7218: The head

of the priestly
כֹהֲנִ֖ים (ḵō·hă·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3548: Priest

families:
הָאָב֑וֹת (hā·’ā·ḇō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1: Father

of [the family of] Seraiah,
לִשְׂרָיָ֣ה (liś·rā·yāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8304: Seraiah -- 'Yah persists', the name of a number of Israelites

Meraiah;
מְרָיָ֔ה (mə·rā·yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4811: Meraiah -- an Israelite priest

of Jeremiah,
לְיִרְמְיָ֖ה (lə·yir·mə·yāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3414: Jeremiah -- 'Yah loosens', the name of a number of Israelites

Hananiah;
חֲנַנְיָֽה׃ (ḥă·nan·yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2608: Hananiah -- 'Yah has been gracious', the name of a number of Israelites


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