Nehemiah 12:40
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,

New Living Translation
The two choirs that were giving thanks then proceeded to the Temple of God, where they took their places. So did I, together with the group of leaders who were with me.

English Standard Version
So both choirs of those who gave thanks stood in the house of God, and I and half of the officials with me;

Berean Study Bible
The two thanksgiving choirs then stood in the house of God, as did I, along with the half of the officials accompanying me,

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:

New King James Version
So the two thanksgiving choirs stood in the house of God, likewise I and the half of the rulers with me;

New American Standard Bible
Then the two choirs took their positions in the house of God. So did I and half of the officials with me;

NASB 1995
Then the two choirs took their stand in the house of God. So did I and half of the officials with me;

NASB 1977
Then the two choirs took their stand in the house of God. So did I and half of the officials with me;

Amplified Bible
Then the two choirs stood in the house of God. So did I, and half of the officials with me;

Christian Standard Bible
The two thanksgiving processions stood in the house of God. So did I and half of the officials accompanying me,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The two thanksgiving processions stood in the house of God. So did I and half of the officials accompanying me,

American Standard Version
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;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And two companies of the house of LORD JEHOVAH entered, and I and half of the Leaders who were with me

Contemporary English Version
where we stood in front of the temple with the other group, praising God. In the group with me were half of the leaders,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the two choirs of them that gave praise stood still at the house of God, and I and the half of the magistrates with me.

English Revised Version
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:

Good News Translation
So both the groups that were giving thanks to God reached the Temple area. In addition to the leaders who were with me,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So both choirs stood in God's temple, as did I and the half of the leaders who were with me.

International Standard Version
Then the two choirs assembled in the Temple of God, as did I, along with half of the officials who accompanied me,

JPS Tanakh 1917
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;

Literal Standard Version
And the two thanksgiving companies stand in the house of God, and I and half of the prefects with me,

NET Bible
Then the two choirs that gave thanks took their stations in the temple of God. I did also, along with half the officials with me,

New Heart English Bible
So stood the two companies of those who gave thanks in God's house, 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Dedication of the Wall
39over 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. And they stopped at the Gate of the Guard. 40The two thanksgiving choirs then stood in the house of God, as did I, along with the half of the officials accompanying me, 41as well as the priests with their trumpets—Eliakim, Maaseiah, Miniamin, Micaiah, Elioenai, Zechariah, and Hananiah—…

Cross References
Ezra 3:11
And they sang responsively with praise and thanksgiving to the LORD: "For He is good; for His loving devotion to Israel endures forever." Then all the people gave a great shout of praise to the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD had been 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. And they stopped at the Gate of the Guard.

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


Treasury of Scripture

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:

Nehemiah 12:31,32
Then I brought up the princes of Judah upon the wall, and appointed two great companies of them that gave thanks, whereof one went on the right hand upon the wall toward the dung gate: …

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, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.

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









(40) In the house of God.--They stood first outside, but afterwards entered to present their offerings. But the main interest of the day was the professional worship under the open heavens.

Verse 40. - So stood the two companies. Having performed their respective portions of the perambulation, and reached the central portion of the eastern wall, opposite the temple area, the two companies came to a stand, one over against the other, not in the house of God, but by it, or near it, which is a meaning that the preposition ב often has. The half of the rulers. Compare ver. 32.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The two
שְׁתֵּ֥י (šə·tê)
Number - fdc
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

thanksgiving [choirs]
הַתּוֹדֹ֖ת (hat·tō·w·ḏōṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 8426: An extension of the hand, avowal, adoration, a choir of worshippers

then stood
וַֽתַּעֲמֹ֛דְנָה (wat·ta·‘ă·mō·ḏə·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

in the house
בְּבֵ֣ית (bə·ḇêṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house

of God,
הָאֱלֹהִ֑ים (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

as did I,
וַאֲנִ֕י (wa·’ă·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

along with the half
וַחֲצִ֥י (wa·ḥă·ṣî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2677: The half, middle

of the officials
הַסְּגָנִ֖ים (has·sə·ḡā·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5461: A prefect of a, province

accompanying me,
עִמִּֽי׃ (‘im·mî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 5973: With, equally with


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