Nehemiah 12:40
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New International Version
The two choirs that gave thanks then took their places in the house of God; so did I, together with half the officials,

King James Bible
So stood the two companies of them that gave thanks in the house of God, and I, and the half of the rulers with me:

Darby Bible Translation
And both choirs stood in the house of God, and I, and the half of the rulers with me;

World English Bible
So stood the two companies of those who gave thanks in the house of God, and I, and the half of the rulers with me;

Young's Literal Translation
And the two thanksgiving companies stand in the house of God, and I and half of the prefects with me,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The broad wall - What part this was, we know not: it might have been a place designed for a public promenade, or a parade for assembling the troops or guard of the temple.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Nehemiah 12:31,32 Then I brought up the princes of Judah on the wall, and appointed two great companies of them that gave thanks...

Psalm 42:4 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God...

Psalm 47:6-9 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises to our King, sing praises...

Psalm 134:1-3 Behold, bless you the LORD, all you servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD...

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The Joy of the Lord, the Strength of his People
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
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Cross References
Ezra 3:11
With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the LORD: "He is good; his love toward Israel endures forever." And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.

Nehemiah 12:39
over the Gate of Ephraim, the Jeshanah Gate, the Fish Gate, the Tower of Hananel and the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Sheep Gate. At the Gate of the Guard they stopped.

Nehemiah 12:41
as well as the priests--Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Micaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah and Hananiah with their trumpets--

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