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1This is the list of the people of Israel, the heads of fathers’ houses, the commanders of thousands and hundreds, and their officers who served the king in all matters concerning the divisions that came and went, month after month throughout the year, each division numbering twenty-four thousand:

2Jashoʹbe-am the son of Zabʹdi-el was in charge of the first division in the first month; in his division were twenty-four thousand. 3He was a descendant of Perez, and was chief of all the commanders of the army for the first month. 4Dodai the Ahoʹhite was in charge of the division of the second month; in his division were twenty-four thousand. 5The third commander, for the third month, was Benaiʹah, the son of Jehoiʹada the priest, as chief; in his division were twenty-four thousand. 6This is the Benaiʹah who was a mighty man of the thirty and in command of the thirty; Ammizʹabad his son was in charge of his division. 7Asʹahel the brother of Joʹab was fourth, for the fourth month, and his son Zebadiʹah after him; in his division were twenty-four thousand. 8The fifth commander, for the fifth month, was Shamhuth, the Izʹrahite; in his division were twenty-four thousand. 9Sixth, for the sixth month, was Ira, the son of Ikkesh the Tekoʹite; in his division were twenty-four thousand. 10Seventh, for the seventh month, was Helez the Pelʹonite, of the sons of Eʹphraim; in his division were twenty-four thousand. 11Eighth, for the eighth month, was Sibʹbecai the Huʹshathite, of the Zeʹrahites; in his division were twenty-four thousand. 12Ninth, for the ninth month, was Abi-eʹzer of Anʹathoth, a Benjaminite; in his division were twenty-four thousand. 13Tenth, for the tenth month, was Maʹharai of Netophʹah, of the Zeʹrahites; in his division were twenty-four thousand. 14Eleventh, for the eleventh month, was Benaiʹah of Pirʹathon, of the sons of Eʹphraim; in his division were twenty-four thousand. 15Twelfth, for the twelfth month, was Heldai the Netophʹathite, of Othʹni-el; in his division were twenty-four thousand.

16Over the tribes of Israel, for the Reubenites Elieʹzer the son of Zichri was chief officer; for the Simeonites, Shephatiʹah the son of Maʹacah; 17for Levi, Hashabiʹah the son of Kemuʹel; for Aaron, Zadok; 18for Judah, Eliʹhu, one of David’s brothers; for Isʹsachar, Omri the son of Michael; 19for Zebʹulun, Ishmaʹiah the son of Obadiʹah; for Naphʹtali, Jerʹemoth the son of Azʹri-el; 20for the Eʹphraimites, Hosheʹa the son of Azaziʹah; for the half-tribe of Manasʹseh, Joʹel the son of Pedaʹiah; 21for the half-tribe of Manasʹseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariʹah; for Benjamin, Ja-asiʹel the son of Abner; 22for Dan, Azʹarel the son of Jeroʹham. These were the leaders of the tribes of Israel. 23David did not number those below twenty years of age, for the Lord had promised to make Israel as many as the stars of heaven. 24Joʹab the son of Zeruʹiah began to number, but did not finish; yet wrath came upon Israel for this, and the number was not entered in the chronicles of King David.

25Over the king’s treasuries was Azʹmaveth the son of Adʹi-el; and over the treasuries in the country, in the cities, in the villages and in the towers, was Jonathan the son of Uzziʹah; 26and over those who did the work of the field for tilling the soil was Ezri the son of Chelub; 27and over the vineyards was Shimʹe-i the Raʹmathite; and over the produce of the vineyards for the wine cellars was Zabdi the Shiphmite. 28Over the olive and sycamore trees in the Shepheʹlah was Baʹal-haʹnan the Gedeʹrite; and over the stores of oil was Joʹash. 29Over the herds that pastured in Sharon was Shitrai the Sharʹonite; over the herds in the valleys was Shaphat the son of Adlai. 30Over the camels was Obil the Ishʹmaelite; and over the she-asses was Jehdeʹiah the Meronʹothite. Over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagrite. 31All these were stewards of King David’s property.

32Jonathan, David’s uncle, was a counselor, being a man of understanding and a scribe; he and Jehiʹel the son of Hachʹmoni attended the king’s sons. 33Ahithʹophel was the king’s counselor, and Hushai the Archite was the king’s friend. 34Ahithʹophel was succeeded by Jehoiʹada the son of Benaiʹah, and Abiʹathar. Joʹab was commander of the king’s army.

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.
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