Nehemiah 12:9
New International Version
Bakbukiah and Unni, their associates, stood opposite them in the services.

New Living Translation
Their associates, Bakbukiah and Unni, stood opposite them during the service.

English Standard Version
And Bakbukiah and Unni and their brothers stood opposite them in the service.

Berean Study Bible
Bakbukiah and Unni, their associates, stood across from them in the services.

King James Bible
Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brethren, were over against them in the watches.

New King James Version
Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brethren, stood across from them in their duties.

New American Standard Bible
Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brothers, stood opposite them in their service divisions.

NASB 1995
Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brothers, stood opposite them in their service divisions.

NASB 1977
Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brothers, stood opposite them in their service divisions.

Amplified Bible
Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brothers, stood opposite them in their divisions of service.

Christian Standard Bible
Bakbukiah, Unni, and their relatives stood opposite them in the services.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Bakbukiah, Unni, and their relatives stood opposite them in the services.

American Standard Version
Also Bakbukiah and Unno, their brethren, were over against them according to their offices.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Baqbuqa and Annani and their brothers next to them in the watch.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and his brethren were appointed to the daily courses.

Contemporary English Version
while Bakbukiah and Unno, together with their assistants, were responsible for the choral responses.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Becbecia, and Hanni, and their brethren every one in his office.

English Revised Version
Also Bakbukiah and Unno, their brethren, were over against them in wards.

Good News Translation
The following formed the choir that sang the responses: Bakbukiah, Unno, and their fellow Levites.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Their relatives Bakbukiah and Unno stood across from them in worship.

International Standard Version
Bakbukiah and Unni and their associates stood opposite them in the service.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brethren, were over against them in wards.

Literal Standard Version
and Bakbukiah and Unni, their brothers, [are] opposite them in charges.

NET Bible
Bakbukiah and Unni, their colleagues, stood opposite them in the services.

New Heart English Bible
Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brothers, were over against them according to their offices.

World English Bible
Also Bakbukiah and Unno, their brothers, were over against them according to their offices.

Young's Literal Translation
and Bakbukiah and Unni, their brethren, are over-against them in charges.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Priests and Levites who Returned
8The Levites were Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah, who, with his associates, led the songs of thanksgiving. 9Bakbukiah and Unni, their associates, stood across from them in the services. 10Jeshua was the father of Joiakim, Joiakim was the father of Eliashib, Eliashib was the father of Joiada,…

Cross References
Nehemiah 12:8
The Levites were Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah, who, with his associates, led the songs of thanksgiving.

Nehemiah 12:10
Jeshua was the father of Joiakim, Joiakim was the father of Eliashib, Eliashib was the father of Joiada,

Nehemiah 12:24
The leaders of the Levites were Hashabiah, Sherebiah, and Jeshua son of Kadmiel, along with their associates, who stood across from them to give praise and thanksgiving as one section alternated with the other, as prescribed by David the man of God.


Treasury of Scripture

Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brothers, were over against them in the watches.

over against.

Psalm 134:1-3
A Song of degrees. Behold, bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD…









Verse 9. - Bakbukiah and Unni. Bakbukiah's position with respect to Mattaniah has been already mentioned (Nehemiah 11:17). "Unni" appears, in this place only, as a Levite of Zerubbabel's time. Were over against them in the watches. i.e. "ministered in their courses, as the others did, and kept their stations over against them in their turns of attendance, which are called their 'watches' or wards" (Bp. Patrick). LIST OF THE HIGH PRIESTS FROM JESHUA TO JADDUA (Nehemiah 12:10, 11). That this is the line of descent in the high priestly family of the time sufficiently appears both from the names themselves, and from the position assigned to those who bore them in vers. 22, 23, 26. Whether all of them actually exercised the high priest's office is left uncertain in Scripture, but satisfactorily established by Josephus. The six names cover a space of at least 205 years - from the conquest of Babylon by Cyrus, B.C. 538, to the submission of Jerusalem to Alexander the Great, B.C. 333, which gives very long generations, but still such as are historically possible. Jeshua was certainly high priest from B.C. 538 to B.C. 516. He may have been succeeded by his son, Joiakim, about B.C. 490. Joiakim had certainly been succeeded by his son, Eliashib, before B.C. 444 (Nehemiah 3:1); and Eliashib was probably succeeded by Joiada about B.C. 420. Joiada's high priesthood may be assigned to the period between B.C. 420 and 380; Jonathan's to that between B.C. 380 and 350. Jaddua might then hold the dignity from B.C. 350 to 330, or later, and so be brought into contact with Alexander the Great. It is questioned whether in that case Nehemiah can have written the present passage, and certain that he cannot have done so unless he lived to be at least 131 years of age. As this is exceedingly improbable, it is best to suppose, either that the whole list was placed here by Malachi, or at any rate that that prophet added the clause, "and Jonathan begat Jaddua."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Bakbukiah
וּבַקְבֻּֽקְיָ֨ה (ū·ḇaq·buq·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1229: Bakbukiah -- 'emptying of Yah', a Levite

and Unni,
וְעֻנִּ֧י (wə·‘un·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 6042: Unni -- two Levites

their associates,
אֲחֵיהֶ֛ם (’ă·ḥê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 251: A brother, )

[stood] across from them
לְנֶגְדָּ֖ם (lə·neḡ·dām)
Preposition-l | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5048: A front, part opposite, a counterpart, mate, over against, before

in the services.
לְמִשְׁמָרֽוֹת׃ (lə·miš·mā·rō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4931: A guard, watch, charge, function


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