New American Standard Bible
I also discovered that the portions of the Levites had not been given them, so that the Levites and the singers who performed the service had gone away, each to his own field.
King James Bible
And I perceived that the portions of the Levites had not been given them: for the Levites and the singers, that did the work, were fled every one to his field.
Darby Bible Translation
And I perceived that the portions of the Levites had not been given, and that the Levites and the singers that did the work had fled every one to his field.
World English Bible
I perceived that the portions of the Levites had not been given them; so that the Levites and the singers, who did the work, had fled everyone to his field.
Young's Literal Translation
And I know that the portions of the Levites have not been given, and they flee each to his field -- the Levites and the singers, doing the work.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
etc. During Nehemiah's absence there had been a general falling away, and there was danger of a complete national apostasy.
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"Be careful that you do not forsake the Levite as long as you live in your land.
We will also bring the first of our dough, our contributions, the fruit of every tree, the new wine and the oil to the priests at the chambers of the house of our God, and the tithe of our ground to the Levites, for the Levites are they who receive the tithes in all the rural towns.
For the sons of Israel and the sons of Levi shall bring the contribution of the grain, the new wine and the oil to the chambers; there are the utensils of the sanctuary, the priests who are ministering, the gatekeepers and the singers. Thus we will not neglect the house of our God.
So the sons of the singers were assembled from the district around Jerusalem, and from the villages of the Netophathites,
from Beth-gilgal and from their fields in Geba and Azmaveth, for the singers had built themselves villages around Jerusalem.
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