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Nehemiah 11:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who was the chief to begin the thanksgiving in prayer, and Bakbukiah, the second among his brethren; and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And Mattaniah the son of Micha, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, [was] the principal to begin the thanksgiving in prayer: and Bakbukiah the second among his brethren, and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, who was the leader in beginning the thanksgiving at prayer, and Bakbukiah, the second among his brethren; and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And Mattaniah the son of Micha, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, [was] the principal to begin the thanksgiving in prayer: and Bakbukiah the second among his brethren, and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and Mattaniah the son of Mica, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, [who was] the principal to begin the thanksgiving in prayer; and Bakbukiah, the second among his brethren; and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— and Mattaniah son of Mica, son of Zabdi, son of Asaph, leader of the praise who giveth thanks, in prayer, and Bakbukiah the second among his brethren,—and Obadiah son of Shemaiah, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and Mattaniah son of Micha, son of Zabdi, son of Asaph, [is] head—at the commencement he giveth thanks in prayer; and Bakbukiah [is] second among his brethren, and Abda son of Shammua, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And Mathania the son of Micha, the son of Zebedei, the son of Asaph, was the principal man to praise, and to give glory in prayer, and Becbecia, the second, one of his brethren, and Abda the son of Samua, the son of Galal, the son of Idithun.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And Mattaniah the sonne of Micha, the sonne of Zabdi, the sonne of Asaph, [was] the principall to beginne the thankesgiuing in prayer: and Bakbukiah the second among his brethren, and Abda the sonne of Shammua, the sonne of Galal, the sonne of Ieduthun.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Mattaniah{gr.Matthanias} son of Micah{gr.Micha}, and Jobeb son of Samui,
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Mattanyah the son of Mikhah, the son of Zavdi, the son of Asaf, [was] the principal to begin the thanksgiving in prayer: and Baqbuqyah the second among his brethren, and Avda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Yeduthun.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And Mattany מַתַּניָה 4983
{4983} Prime
מַתַּנְיָה
Mattanyah
{mat-tan-yaw'}
From H4976 and H3050; gift of Jah; Mattanjah, the name of ten Israelites.
the son 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of M מִיכָה, y4316
[4316] Standard
מִיכָא
Miyka'
{mee-kaw'}
A variation for H4318; Mica, the name of two Israelites.
x4318
(4318) Complement
מִיכָה
Miykah
{mee-kaw'}
An abbreviation of H4320; Micah, the name of seven Israelites.
the son 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of Zavd זַבדִּי, 2067
{2067} Prime
זַבְדִּי
Zabdiy
{zab-dee'}
From H2065; giving; Zabdi, the name of four Israelites.
the son 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of sf אָסָף, 623
{0623} Prime
אָסָף
'Acaph
{aw-sawf'}
From H0622; collector; Asaph, the name of three Israelites, and of the family of the first.
[was] the principal 7218
{7218} Prime
רֹאשׁ
ro'sh
{roshe}
From an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literally or figuratively (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.).
to begin 8462
{8462} Prime
תְּחִלָּה
t@chillah
{tekh-il-law'}
From H2490 in the sense of opening; a commencement; relatively original (adverbially originally).
the thanksgiving 3034
{3034} Prime
יָדָה
yadah
{yaw-daw'}
A primitive root; used only as denominative from H3027; literally to use (that is, hold out) the hand; physically to throw (a stone, an arrow) at or away; especially to revere or worship (with extended hands); intensively to bemoan (by wringing the hands).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
in prayer: 8605
{8605} Prime
תְּפִלָּה
t@phillah
{tef-il-law'}
From H6419; intercession, supplication; by implication a hymn.
and Bakbuky בַּקבֻּקיָה 1229
{1229} Prime
בַּקְבֻּקְיָה
Baqbukyah
{bak-book-yaw'}
From H1228 and H3050; emptying (that is, wasting) of Jah; Bakbukjah, an Israelite.
the second 4932
{4932} Prime
מִשְׁנֶה
mishneh
{mish-neh'}
From H8138; properly a repetition, that is, a duplicate (copy of a document), or a double (in amount); by implication a second (in order, rank, age, quality or location).
among his brethren, 251
{0251} Prime
אָח
'ach
{awkh}
A primitive word; a brother (used in the widest sense of literal relationship and metaphorical affinity or resemblance (like H0001)).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
and `Avd עַבדָּא 5653
{5653} Prime
עַבְדָּא
`Abda'
{ab-daw'}
From H5647; work; Abda, the name of two Israelites.
the son 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of amm` שַׁמּוּעַ, 8051
{8051} Prime
שַׁמּוּעַ
Shammuwa`
{sham-moo'-ah}
From H8074; renowned; Shammua, the name of four Israelites.
the son 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of Gll גָּלָל, 1559
{1559} Prime
בִּגְלַל
Galal
{gaw-lawl'}
From H1556, in the sense of H1560; great; Galal, the name of two Israelites.
the son 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of Yn יְדוּתוּן. 3038
{3038} Prime
יְדוּתוּן
Y@duwthuwn
{yed-oo-thoon'}
Probably from H3034; laudatory; Jeduthun, an Israelite.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Nehemiah 11:17

_ _ the principal to begin the thanksgiving in prayer — that is, the leader of the choir which chanted the public praise at the time of the morning and evening sacrifice. That service was always accompanied by some appropriate psalm, the sacred music being selected and guided by the person named.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Nehemiah 11:1-19.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Nehemiah 11:17

To begin — In the publick and solemn prayers and praises, which were constantly joined with the morning and evening sacrifice, at which the singers were present, and praised God with a psalm or hymn which, this man began.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Nehemiah 11:17

And Mattaniah the son of Micha, the son of Zabdi, the son of Asaph, [was] the principal to (e) begin the thanksgiving in prayer: and Bakbukiah the second among his brethren, and Abda the son of Shammua, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun.

(e) That is, he began the psalm and was the chanter.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Zabdi:
In the parallel passage, instead of Zichri, many manuscripts have Zabdi, as here. He is also called Zaccur.
Nehemiah 10:12 Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah,
1 Chronicles 9:15 And Bakbakkar, Heresh, and Galal, and Mattaniah the son of Micah, the son of Zichri, the son of Asaph;
, Zichri

to begin:

Nehemiah 12:8 Moreover the Levites: Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, [and] Mattaniah, [which was] over the thanksgiving, he and his brethren.
Nehemiah 12:31 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:
1 Chronicles 16:4 And he appointed [certain] of the Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, and to record, and to thank and praise the LORD God of Israel:
1 Chronicles 16:41 And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were chosen, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because his mercy [endureth] for ever;
1 Chronicles 25:1-6 Moreover David and the captains of the host separated to the service of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the workmen according to their service was: ... All these [were] under the hands of their father for song [in] the house of the LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God, according to the king's order to Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman.

thanksgiving:

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 Pray without ceasing. ... In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Bakbukiah:

Nehemiah 12:9 Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brethren, [were] over against them in the watches.
Nehemiah 12:25 Mattaniah, and Bakbukiah, Obadiah, Meshullam, Talmon, Akkub, [were] porters keeping the ward at the thresholds of the gates.
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