1 Chronicles Chapter 27 |
1The number of Israelites—chiefs of clans, officers of thousands and hundreds and their clerks, who served the king in all matters of the divisions, who worked in monthly shifts during all the months of the year—each division, 24,000. 2Over the first division for the first month—Ja- shobeam son of Zabdiel; his division had 24,000. 3Of the sons of Perez, he, the chief of all the officers of the army, [served] for the first month. 4Over the division of the second month—Dodai the Ahohite; Mikloth was chief officer of his division; his division had 24,000. 5The third army officer for the third month—Benaiah son of Jehoiada, the chief priest; his division had 24,000. 6That was Benaiah, one of the warriors of the thirty and over the thirty; and [over] his division was Ammizabad his son. 7The fourth, for the fourth month, Asahel brother of Joab, and his son Zebadiah after him; his division had 24,000. 8The fifth, for the fifth month, the officer Shamhut the Izrahite; his division had 24,000. 9The sixth, for the sixth month, Ira son of Ikkesh the Tekoite; his division had 24,000. 10The seventh, for the seventh month, Helez the Pelonite, of the Ephraimites; his division had 24,000. 11The eighth, for the eighth month, Sibbecai the Hushathite, of Zerah; his division had 24,000. 12The ninth, for the ninth month, Abiezer the Anathothite, of Benjamin; his division had 24,000. 13The tenth, for the tenth month, Mahrai the Netophathite, of Zerah; his division had 24,000. 14The eleventh, for the eleventh month, Benaiah the Pirathonite, of the Ephraimites; his division had 24,000. 15The twelfth, for the twelfth month, Heldai the Netophathite, of Othniel; his division had 24,000.
16Over the tribes of Israel: Reuben: the chief officer, Eliezer son of Zichri. Simeon: Shephatiah son of Maaca. 17Levi: Hashabiah son of Kemuel. Aaron: Zadok. 18Judah: Elihu, of the brothers of David. Issachar: Omri son of Michael. 19Zebulun: Ishmaiah son of Obadiah. Naphtali: Jerimoth son of Azriel. 20Ephraimites: Hoshea son of Azaziah. The half-tribe of Manasseh: Joel son of Pedaiah. 21Half Manasseh in Gilead: Iddo son of Zechariah. Benjamin: Jaasiel son of Abner. 22Dan: Azarel son of Jeroham. These were the officers of the tribes of Israel.
23David did not take a census of those under twenty years of age, for the Lord had promised to make Israel as numerous as the stars of heaven. 24Joab son of Zeruiah did begin to count them, but he did not finish; wrath struck Israel on account of this, and the census was not entered into the account of the chronicles of King David.
25Over the royal treasuries: Azmaveth son of Adiel. Over the treasuries in the country—in the towns, the hamlets, and the citadels: Jonathan son of Uzziah. 26Over the field laborers in agricultural work: Ezri son of Chelub. 27Over the vineyards: Shimei the Ramathite. And over the produce in the vineyards for wine cellars: Zabdi the Shiphmite. 28Over the olive trees and the sycamores in the Shephelah: Baal-hanan the Gederite. Over the oil-stores: Joash. 29Over the cattle pasturing in Sharon: Shirtai the Sharonite. And over the cattle in the valleys: Shaphat son of Adlai. 30Over the camels: Obil the Ishmaelite. And over the she-asses: Jehdeiah the Meronothite. 31Over the flocks: Jaziz the Hagrite. All these were stewards of the property of King David. 32Jonathan, David’s uncle, was a counselor, a master, and a scribe: Jehiel son of Hachmoni was with the king’s sons. 33Ahitophel was a counselor to the king. Hushai the Archite was the king’s friend. 34After Ahitophel were Jehoiada son of Benaiah and Abiathar. The commander of the king’s army was Joab.