This is the list of Israelite generals and captains,* and their officers, who served the king by supervising the army divisions that were on duty each month of the year. Each division served for one month and had 24,000 troops.
2 Jashobeam son of Zabdiel was commander of the first division of 24,000 troops, which was on duty during the first month. 3 He was a descendant of Perez and was in charge of all the army officers for the first month.
5 Benaiah son of Jehoiada the priest was commander of the third division of 24,000 troops, which was on duty during the third month. 6 This was the Benaiah who commanded David’s elite military group known as the Thirty. His son Ammizabad was his chief officer.
8 Shammah* the Izrahite was commander of the fifth division of 24,000 troops, which was on duty during the fifth month.
15 Heled,* a descendant of Othniel from Netophah, was commander of the twelfth division of 24,000 troops, which was on duty during the twelfth month.
16 The following were the tribes of Israel and their leaders:
Eliezer son of Zicri
Shephatiah son of Maacah
Hashabiah son of Kemuel
Aaron (the priests)
Elihu (a brother of David)
Omri son of Michael
Ishmaiah son of Obadiah
Jeremoth son of Azriel
Hoshea son of Azaziah
Joel son of Pedaiah
Manasseh in Gilead (east)
Iddo son of Zechariah
Jaasiel son of Abner
Azarel son of Jeroham
These were the leaders of the tribes of Israel.
23 When David took his census, he did not count those who were younger than twenty years of age, because the Lord had promised to make the Israelites as numerous as the stars in heaven. 24 Joab son of Zeruiah began the census but never finished it because* the anger of God fell on Israel. The total number was never recorded in King David’s official records.
25 Azmaveth son of Adiel was in charge of the palace treasuries.
Jonathan son of Uzziah was in charge of the regional treasuries throughout the towns, villages, and fortresses of Israel.
Zabdi from Shepham was responsible for the grapes and the supplies of wine.
28 Baal-hanan from Geder was in charge of the king’s olive groves and sycamore-fig trees in the foothills of Judah.*
Joash was responsible for the supplies of olive oil.
Shaphat son of Adlai was responsible for the cattle in the valleys.
Jehdeiah from Meronoth was in charge of the donkeys.
All these officials were overseers of King David’s property.
32 Jonathan, David’s uncle, was a wise counselor to the king, a man of great insight, and a scribe. Jehiel the Hacmonite was responsible for teaching the king’s sons. 33 Ahithophel was the royal adviser. Hushai the Arkite was the king’s friend. 34 Ahithophel was succeeded by Jehoiada son of Benaiah and by Abiathar. Joab was commander of the king’s army.
27:1 Hebrew commanders of thousands and of hundreds.
27:24 Or never finished it, and yet.
27:28 Hebrew the Shephelah.