Nehemiah 11:23
Good News Translation
There were royal regulations stating how the clans should take turns in leading the Temple music each day.

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

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

New American Bible
for they had been appointed by royal decree, and there was a fixed schedule for the singers assigning them their daily duties.

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

the king's.

1 Chronicles 9:33 These are the chief of the singing men of the families of the Levites, who dwelt in the chambers, by the temple, that they might serve continually day and night in their ministry.

Ezra 6:8,9 I also have commanded what must be done by those ancients of the Jews, that the house of God may be built, to wit, that of the king's chest, that is, of the tribute that is paid out of the country beyond the river, the charges be diligently given to those men, lest the work be hindered. . . .

Ezra 7:20-24 And whatsoever more there shall be need of for the house of thy God, how much soever thou shalt have occasion to spend, it shall be given out of the treasury, and the king's exchequer, and by me. . . .

a certain portion.

Context
Residents Outside Jerusalem
22And the overseer of the Levites in Jerusalem, was Azzi the son of Bani, the son of Hasabia, the son of Mathania, the son of Micha. Of the sons of Asaph, were the singing men in the ministry of the house of God. 23For the king's commandment was concerning them, and an order among the singing men day by day.24And Phathahia the son of Mesezebel of the children of Zara the son of Juda was at the hand of the king, in all matters concerning the people,…
Cross References
2 Kings 25:30
And he appointed him a continual allowance, which was also given him by the king, day by day, all the days of his life.

Ezra 6:8
I also have commanded what must be done by those ancients of the Jews, that the house of God may be built, to wit, that of the king's chest, that is, of the tribute that is paid out of the country beyond the river, the charges be diligently given to those men, lest the work be hindered.

Ezra 7:20
And whatsoever more there shall be need of for the house of thy God, how much soever thou shalt have occasion to spend, it shall be given out of the treasury, and the king's exchequer, and by me.

Nehemiah 12:47
And all Israel, in the days of Zorobabel, and in the days of Nehemias gave portions to the singing men, and to the porters, day by day, and they sanctified the Levites, and the Levites sanctified the sons of Aaron.

Additional Translations
For there was a command from the king concerning the singers, an ordinance regulating their daily activities.For it was the king's commandment concerning them, that a certain portion should be for the singers, due for every day.

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

For so was the king's commandment concerning them.

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

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

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

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

for the command of the king is upon them, and support is for the singers, a matter of a day in its day.
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