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1 Chronicles 27 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Military Divisions

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:1 - This is the number 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 24,000:

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:2 - Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel was in charge of the first division in the first month; in his division were 24,000.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:3 - He was a descendant of Perez and was chief of all the commanders. He served for the first month.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:4 - Dodai the Ahohite[fn] was in charge of the division of the second month; in his division were 24,000.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:5 - The third commander, for the third month, was Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada the chief priest; in his division were 24,000.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:6 - This is the Benaiah who was a mighty man of the thirty and in command of the thirty; Ammizabad his son was in charge of his division.[fn]

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:7 - Asahel the brother of Joab was fourth, for the fourth month, and his son Zebadiah after him; in his division were 24,000.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:8 - The fifth commander, for the fifth month, was Shamhuth the Izrahite; in his division were 24,000.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:9 - Sixth, for the sixth month, was Ira, the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite; in his division were 24,000.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:10 - Seventh, for the seventh month, was Helez the Pelonite, of the sons of Ephraim; in his division were 24,000.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:11 - Eighth, for the eighth month, was Sibbecai the Hushathite, of the Zerahites; in his division were 24,000.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:12 - Ninth, for the ninth month, was Abiezer of Anathoth, a Benjaminite; in his division were 24,000.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:13 - Tenth, for the tenth month, was Maharai of Netophah, of the Zerahites; in his division were 24,000.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:14 - Eleventh, for the eleventh month, was Benaiah of Pirathon, of the sons of Ephraim; in his division were 24,000.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:15 - Twelfth, for the twelfth month, was Heldai the Netophathite, of Othniel; in his division were 24,000.

Leaders of Tribes

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:16 - Over the tribes of Israel, for the Reubenites, Eliezer the son of Zichri was chief officer; for the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maacah;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:17 - for Levi, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel; for Aaron, Zadok;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:18 - for Judah, Elihu, one of David’s brothers; for Issachar, Omri the son of Michael;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:19 - for Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah; for Naphtali, Jeremoth the son of Azriel;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:20 - for the Ephraimites, Hoshea the son of Azaziah; for the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:21 - for the half-tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariah; for Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:22 - for Dan, Azarel the son of Jeroham. These were the leaders of the tribes of Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:23 - David did not count those below twenty years of age, for the LORD had promised to make Israel as many as the stars of heaven.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:24 - Joab the son of Zeruiah began to count, but did not finish. Yet wrath came upon Israel for this, and the number was not entered in the chronicles of King David.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:25 - Over the king’s treasuries was Azmaveth the son of Adiel; and over the treasuries in the country, in the cities, in the villages, and in the towers, was Jonathan the son of Uzziah;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:26 - and over those who did the work of the field for tilling the soil was Ezri the son of Chelub;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:27 - and over the vineyards was Shimei the Ramathite; and over the produce of the vineyards for the wine cellars was Zabdi the Shiphmite.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:28 - Over the olive and sycamore trees in the Shephelah was Baal-hanan the Gederite; and over the stores of oil was Joash.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:29 - Over the herds that pastured in Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite; over the herds in the valleys was Shaphat the son of Adlai.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:30 - Over the camels was Obil the Ishmaelite; and over the donkeys was Jehdeiah the Meronothite. Over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagrite.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:31 - All these were stewards of King David’s property.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:32 - Jonathan, David’s uncle, was a counselor, being a man of understanding and a scribe. He and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni attended the king’s sons.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:33 - Ahithophel was the king’s counselor, and Hushai the Archite was the king’s friend.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:34 - Ahithophel was succeeded by Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar. Joab was commander of the king’s army.
ESV Footnotes
Septuagint; Hebrew Ahohite and his division and Mikloth the chief officer
Septuagint, Vulgate; Hebrew was his division
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