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1 Chronicles 27:1-34

27  And the sons of Israel by number, the heads of families and the captains of thousands and of hundreds and their marshals who officiated for the king in every matter of the divisions, the one that came in and the one that went out month by month for all the months of the year, one division twenty-four thousand, 2  —over the first division for the first month was Ishbaal the son of Zabdiel, and on his division twenty-four thousand; 3  of the sons of Peres, the chief for all the captains of the levies for the first month. 4*  And over the second-month division was Dodai the Ahohite; and his division, and Mikloth the warden; and on his division twenty-four thousand. 5*  The captain of the third levy for the third month was Benajah the son of High Priest Jehojadaʽ, and on his division twenty-four thousand; 6*  that was Benajah the champion of the Thirty and over the Thirty, and his division his son ʽAmmizabad. 7  The fourth, for the fourth month; was Joab’s brother ʽAsahel, and his son Zebadiah after him; and on his division twenty-four thousand. 8  The fifth, for the fifth month, the captain was Shamhuth the Izrahite, and on his division twenty-four thousand. 9  The sixth, for the sixth month, was ʽIra the son of ʽIkkesh the Tekoite, and on his division twenty-four thousand. 10  The seventh, for the seventh month, was Heles the Pelonite, of the sons of Ephraim, and on his division twenty-four thousand. 11  The eighth, for the eighth month, was Sibbecai the Hushathite, of the Zerahites, and on his division twenty-four thousand. 12  The ninth, for the ninth month, was Abiʽezer the ʽAnathothite, of the Benjamites, and on his division twenty-four thousand. 13  The tenth, for the tenth month, was Maharai the Netophathite, of the Zerahites, and on his division twenty-four thousand. 14  The eleventh, for the eleventh month, was Benajah the Pireathonite, of the sons of Ephraim, and on his division twenty-four thousand. 15  The twelfth, for the twelfth month, was Heldai the Netophathite, of Ghothniel’s, and on his division twenty-four thousand. 16  And over the tribes of Israel: warden for the Reubenites, Eliʽezer the son of Zicri; for the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maʽacah; 17  for the Levites, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel; for Aaron, Sadok; 18  for Judah, Elihu, a brother of David’s; for Issacar, ʽOmri the son of Micael; 19  for Zebulun, Ishmaʽiah the son of ʽObadiah; for Naphtali, Jerimoth the son of ʽAzriel; 20  for the sons of Ephraim, Hosheaʽ the son of ʽAzaziah; for half the tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedajah; 21  for the half of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of Zecariah; for Benjamin, Jaʽasiel the son of Abner; 22  for Dan, ʽAzarel the son of Jeroham. These were the captains of the tribes of Israel. 23  And David did not take the number of them below twenty years old, because Jehovah had said he would make Israel numerous as the stars in the sky. 24  Joab the son of Serujah began to count but did not finish, and for this there was wrath against Israel; and the number did not go into King David’s book of chronicles. 25*  And over the royal treasuries was ʽAzmaveth the son of ʽAdiel. And over the storages in the countryside, in the cities and the villages and the towers, was Jehonathan the son of ʽUzzijah. 26*  And over the administrators of the business in the countryside, for the working of the soil, was ʽEzri the son of Kelub. 27*  And over the vineyards was Shimei the Ramathite. And over what was in the vineyards, for storages of wine, was Zabdi the Shiphmite. 28  And over the olive-trees and sycamores in the lowlands was Baal-Hanan the Gederite. And over the storages of oil was Joʽash. 29  And over the cattle that grazed in the Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite. And over the cattle in the Vales was Shaphat the son of ʽAdlai. 30*  And over the camels was Obil the Ishmaelite. And over the donkeys was Jehdejah the Meronothite. 31  And over the sheep and goats was Jaziz the Hagarite. All these were King David’s ministers of chattels. 32  And David’s uncle Jehonathan was a counselor, a sagacious and literate man; he and Jehiel the son of Hacmoni were with the king’s sons. 33  And Ahithophel was a counselor of the king’s. And Hushai the Arkite was the king’s friend. 34  And after Ahithophel, Jehojadaʽ the son of Benajah, and Abiathar. And Joab was the king’s general.

Footnotes

27:4 (and his division, and Mikloth the warden) Susp.; var. leaves out these words
27:5 Codd. son of Priest Jehojadaʽ as chief
27:6 Var. and over his division
27:25 Or royal stores
27:26 Var. leaves out for the working of the soil
27:27 Conj. Siphmite
27:30 (donkeys) Lit. jennies