Delaiah (Di-lay´yuh; Heb., “Yah[weh] draws up”)

1 The head of one of the twenty-four divisions of priests organized by David (1Chr 24:18). 2 A royal official who urged Jehoiakim not to burn Jeremiah’s scroll (Jer 36:12; Jer 36:25). 3 The head of a family that returned from exile with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:60; Neh 7:62; 1Esd 5:37). 4 A descendant of David through Zerubbabel (1Chr 3:24). 5 The father of a contemporary of Nehemiah (Neh 6:10).

1Chr 24:18

18the twenty-third to Delaiah, the twenty-fourth to Maaziah.

Jer 36:12

12he went down to the king's house, into the secretary's chamber; and all the officials were sitting there: Elishama the secretary, Delaiah son of Shemaiah, Eln ... View more

Jer 36:25

25Even when Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah urged the king not to burn the scroll, he would not listen to them.

Ezra 2:60

60the descendants of Delaiah, Tobiah, and Nekoda, six hundred fifty-two.

Neh 7:62

62the descendants of Delaiah, of Tobiah, of Nekoda, six hundred forty-two.

1Esd 5:37

37though they could not prove by their ancestral houses or lineage that they belonged to Israel: the descendants of Delaiah son of Tobiah, and the descendants o ... View more

1Chr 3:24

24The sons of Elioenai: Hodaviah, Eliashib, Pelaiah, Akkub, Johanan, Delaiah, and Anani, seven.

Neh 6:10

10One day when I went into the house of Shemaiah son of Delaiah son of Mehetabel, who was confined to his house, he said, “Let us meet together in the house of ... View more

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