11:1 And the rulers of the people dwelt at Jerusalem: the rest
of the people also cast lots, a to bring one of ten to
dwell in Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts [to dwell]
in [other] cities.
(a) Because their enemies dwelt round about them, they
provided that it might be replenished with men, and
used this policy because there were few who offered
11:4 And at Jerusalem dwelt [certain] of the children of Judah,
and of the children of Benjamin. Of the children of Judah;
Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of
Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalaleel, of
the children of b Perez;
(b) Which came from Perez the son of Judah.
11:11 Seraiah the son of Hilkiah, the son of Meshullam, the son
of Zadok, the son of Meraioth, the son of Ahitub, c
[was] the ruler of the house of God.
(c) That is, was the high priest.
11:12 And their brethren d that did the work of the house
[were] eight hundred twenty and two: and Adaiah the son of
Jeroham, the son of Pelaliah, the son of Amzi, the son of
Zechariah, the son of Pashur, the son of Malchiah,
(d) That served and ministered in the temple.
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.
11:19 Moreover the porters, Akkub, Talmon, and their brethren
that kept the f gates, [were] an hundred seventy and
(f) Meaning of the temple.
11:20 And the g residue of Israel, of the priests, [and] the
Levites, [were] in all the cities of Judah, every one in
(g) Of them who dwelt not in Jerusalem.
11:24 And Pethahiah the son of Meshezabeel, of the children of
Zerah the son of Judah, h [was] at the king's hand in
all matters concerning the people.
(h) Was chief about the king for all high affairs.