Nehemiah 12:46
Good News Translation
From the time of King David and the musician Asaph long ago, the musicians have led songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.

Contemporary English Version
In fact, ever since the days of David and Asaph, there had been song leaders and songs of praise and worship.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all Israel, in the days of Zorobabel, and in the days of Nehemiah 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.

New American Bible
For in the days of David and Asaph, long ago, there were leaders of singers for songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And all Israel, in the days of Zorobabel, and in the days of Nehemiah 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.

and Asaph.

1 Chronicles 25:1-31 Moreover David and the chief officers of the army separated for the ministry the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Idithun: to prophesy with harps, and with psalteries, and with cymbals according to their number serving in their appointed office. . . .

2 Chronicles 29:30 And Ezechias and the princes commanded the Levites to praise the Lord with the words of David, and Asaph the seer: and they praised him with great joy, and bowing the knee adored.

Psalm 73:1-28 A psalm for Asaph. How good is God to Israel, to them that are of a right heart! . . .

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Psalm 83:1-18 A canticle of a psalm for Asaph. [2] O God, who shall be like to thee? hold not thy peace, neither be thou still, O God. . . .

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Context
Provisions for Temple Worship
45For in the days of David and Asaph from the beginning there were chief singers appointed, to praise with canticles, and give thanks to God. 46And all Israel, in the days of Zorobabel, and in the days of Nehemiah 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.47And 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. …
Cross References
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.

2 Chronicles 29:30
And Ezechias and the princes commanded the Levites to praise the Lord with the words of David, and Asaph the seer: and they praised him with great joy, and bowing the knee adored.

Psalm 137:4
How shall we sing the song of the Lord in a strange land?

Additional Translations
For long ago, in the days of David and Asaph, there were directors for the singers and for the songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.For in the days of David and Asaph of old there were chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.

For in the days of David and Asaph of old there was a chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God.

For in the days of David Asaph was originally first of the singers, and they sang hymns and praise to God.

For of old, in the days of David and Asaph, there were the chiefs of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgivings to God.

For in the days of David and Asaph of old there was a chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God.

For in the days of David, and Asaph of old there were chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.

For in the days of David and Asaph of old there was a chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.

for in the days of David and Asaph of old were heads of the singers, and a song of praise and thanksgiving to God.
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