Commanders of the DivisionsNow this is the total count of the sons of Israel, the heads of fathers’ households, the commanders of thousands and of hundreds, and their officers who ministered to the king in each matter of the divisions which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, each division numbering 24,000: 2
Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel was over the first division for the first month; and in his division were 24,000. 3
He was from the sons of Perez, and was chief of all the commanders of the army for the first month. 4
Dodai the Ahohite and his division were over the division for the second month, Mikloth being the chief officer; and in his division were 24,000. 5
The third commander of the army for the third month was Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada the priest, as chief; and in his division were 24,000. 6
This Benaiah was the mighty man of the thirty, and was over thirty; and over his division was Ammizabad his son. 7
The fourth for the fourth month was Asahel the brother of Joab, and Zebadiah his son after him; and in his division were 24,000. 8
The fifth for the fifth month was the commander Shamhuth the Izrahite; and in his division were 24,000. 9
The sixth for the sixth month was Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite; and in his division were 24,000. 10
The seventh for the seventh month was Helez the Pelonite of the sons of Ephraim; and in his division were 24,000. 11
The eighth for the eighth month was Sibbecai the Hushathite of the Zerahites; and in his division were 24,000. 12
The ninth for the ninth month was Abiezer the Anathothite of the Benjamites; and in his division were 24,000. 13
The tenth for the tenth month was Maharai the Netophathite of the Zerahites; and in his division were 24,000. 14
The eleventh for the eleventh month was Benaiah the Pirathonite of the sons of Ephraim; and in his division were 24,000. 15
The twelfth for the twelfth month was Heldai the Netophathite of Othniel; and in his division were 24,000.
Chief Officers of the Tribes16 Now those over the tribes of Israel:
chief officer for the Reubenites was Eliezer the son of Zichri;
for the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maacah; 17
for Levi, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel;
for Aaron, Zadok; 18
for Judah, Elihu, one of David’s brothers;
for Issachar, Omri the son of Michael; 19
for Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah;
for Naphtali, Jeremoth the son of Azriel; 20
for the sons of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Azaziah;
for the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah; 21
for the half-tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariah;
for Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner; 22
for Dan, Azarel the son of Jeroham.
These were the princes of the tribes of Israel. 23 But David did not take up a count of those twenty years of age and under, because Yahweh had said He would multiply Israel as the stars of heaven. 24 Joab the son of Zeruiah had begun to number them, but did not finish; and because of this, wrath came upon Israel, and this count was not included in the total count of the chronicles of King David.
Officials over David’s Possessions25
Now Azmaveth the son of Adiel was over the king’s storehouses.
And Jonathan the son of Uzziah was over the storehouses in the country, in the cities, in the villages and in the towers. 26
Ezri the son of Chelub was over the workers of the field who cultivated the soil. 27
Shimei the Ramathite was over the vineyards;
and Zabdi the Shiphmite was over the produce of the vineyards stored in the wine cellars. 28
Baal-hanan the Gederite was over the olive and sycamore trees in the Shephelah;
and Joash had charge of the stores of oil. 29
Shitrai the Sharonite was over the cattle which were grazing in Sharon;
and Shaphat the son of Adlai was over the cattle in the valleys. 30
Obil the Ishmaelite was over the camels;
and Jehdeiah the Meronothite was over the donkeys. 31
Jaziz the Hagrite was over the flocks.
All these were officials over the possessions which belonged to King David.
Also 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. 33
Ahithophel was counselor to the king;
and Hushai the Archite was the king’s friend. 34
Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar succeeded Ahithophel;
and Joab was the commander of the king’s army.