David’s Secular Officials
1Now the children of Israel after their number, the heads of fathers’ households and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and their officers who served the king, in any matter of the divisions that came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year–of every division were 24,000.
2Over the first division for the first month was Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel, and in his division were 24,000. 3He was of the children of Perez, the chief of all the captains of the army for the first month.
4Over the division of the second month was Dodai the Ahohite and his division, and Mikloth the ruler; and in his division were 24,000.
5The third captain of the army for the third month was Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada the priest, chief, and in his division were 24,000. 6This is that Benaiah who was the mighty man of the thirty and over the thirty, and of his division was Ammizabad his son.
7The fourth captain for the fourth month was Asahel the brother of Joab and Zebadiah his son after him, and in his division were 24,000.
8The fifth captain for this fifth month was Shamhuth the Izrahite, and in his division were 24,000.
9The sixth captain for the sixth month was Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, and in his division were 24,000.
10The seventh captain for the seventh month was Helez the Pelonite of the children of Ephraim, and in his division were 24,000.
11The eighth captain for the eighth month was Sibbecai the Hushathite of the Zerahites, and in his division were 24,000.
12The ninth captain for the ninth month was Abiezer the Anathothite of the Benjamites, and in his division were 24,000.
13The tenth captain for the tenth month was Maharai the Netophathite of the Zerahites, and in his division were 24,000.
14The 11th captain for the 11th month was Benaiah the Pirathonite of the children of Ephraim, and in his division were 24,000.
15The 12th captain for the 12th month was Heldai the Netophathite of Othniel, and in his division were 24,000.
16Furthermore over the tribes of Israel:
of the Reubenites was Eliezer the son of Zichri the ruler;
of the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maacah;
17of Levi, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel; of Aaron, Zadok;
18of Judah, Elihu, one of the brothers of David; of Issachar, Omri the son of Michael;
19of Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah;
of Naphtali, Jeremoth the son of Azriel;
20of the children of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Azaziah;
of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah;
21of the half-tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariah;
of Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner;
22of Dan, Azarel the son of Jeroham.
These were the captains of the tribes of Israel.
23But David didn’t take the number of them from twenty years old and under, because Yahweh had said he would increase Israel like the stars of heaven.
24Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but didn’t finish, and there came wrath for this on Israel; neither was the number put into the account in the chronicles of king David.
25Over the king’s treasures was Azmaveth the son of Adiel, and over the treasures in the fields, in the cities, and in the villages and in the towers, was Jonathan the son of Uzziah.
26Over those who did the work of the field for tillage of the ground was Ezri the son of Chelub,
27and over the vineyards was Shimei the Ramathite, and over the increase of the vineyards for the winecellars was Zabdi the Shiphmite,
28and over the olive trees and the sycamore trees that were in the lowland was Baal Hanan the Gederite,
and over the cellars of oil was Joash
29and over the herds that fed in Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite,
and over the herds that were in the valleys was Shaphat the son of Adlai;
30and over the camels was Obil the Ishmaelite,
and over the donkeys was Jehdeiah the Meronothite,
and over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagrite.
31All these were the rulers of the substance that was king David’s.
32Also Jonathan, David’s uncle, was a counselor, a man of understanding, and a scribe; and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni was with the king’s sons;
33Ahithophel was the king’s counselor, and Hushai the Archite was the king’s friend;
34and after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar; and the captain of the king’s army was Joab.