New Living Translation
The priests and Levites first purified themselves; then they purified the people, the gates, and the wall.
King James Bible
And the priests and the Levites purified themselves, and purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.
Darby Bible Translation
And the priests and the Levites purified themselves; and they purified the people, and the gates and the wall.
World English Bible
The priests and the Levites purified themselves; and they purified the people, and the gates, and the wall.
Young's Literal Translation
and the priests and the Levites are cleansed, and they cleanse the people, and the gates, and the wall.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:30 Purified themselves - They that would be instrumental to sanctify others, must sanctify themselves, and set themselves apart for God, with purity of mind and sincerity of intention.
They also came from Beth-gilgal and the rural areas near Geba and Azmaveth, for the singers had built their own settlements around Jerusalem.
Then I commanded the Levites to purify themselves and to guard the gates in order to preserve the holiness of the Sabbath. Remember this good deed also, O my God! Have compassion on me according to your great and unfailing love.
So I purged out everything foreign and assigned tasks to the priests and Levites, making certain that each knew his work.
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