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1 Chronicles 27 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Military Commanders and Divisions

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:1 - This is the list of Israelite generals and captains,[fn] 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.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:2 - Jashobeam son of Zabdiel was commander of the first division of 24,000 troops, which was on duty during the first month.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:3 - He was a descendant of Perez and was in charge of all the army officers for the first month.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:4 - Dodai, a descendant of Ahoah, was commander of the second division of 24,000 troops, which was on duty during the second month. Mikloth was his chief officer.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:5 - Benaiah son of Jehoiada the priest was commander of the third division of 24,000 troops, which was on duty during the third month.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:6 - This was the Benaiah who commanded David’s elite military group known as the Thirty. His son Ammizabad was his chief officer.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:7 - Asahel, the brother of Joab, was commander of the fourth division of 24,000 troops, which was on duty during the fourth month. Asahel was succeeded by his son Zebadiah.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:8 - Shammah[fn] the Izrahite was commander of the fifth division of 24,000 troops, which was on duty during the fifth month.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:9 - Ira son of Ikkesh from Tekoa was commander of the sixth division of 24,000 troops, which was on duty during the sixth month.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:10 - Helez, a descendant of Ephraim from Pelon, was commander of the seventh division of 24,000 troops, which was on duty during the seventh month.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:11 - Sibbecai, a descendant of Zerah from Hushah, was commander of the eighth division of 24,000 troops, which was on duty during the eighth month.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:12 - Abiezer from Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin was commander of the ninth division of 24,000 troops, which was on duty during the ninth month.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:13 - Maharai, a descendant of Zerah from Netophah, was commander of the tenth division of 24,000 troops, which was on duty during the tenth month.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:14 - Benaiah from Pirathon in Ephraim was commander of the eleventh division of 24,000 troops, which was on duty during the eleventh month.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:15 - Heled,[fn] a descendant of Othniel from Netophah, was commander of the twelfth division of 24,000 troops, which was on duty during the twelfth month.
Leaders of the Tribes

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:16 - The following were the tribes of Israel and their leaders:
ReubenEliezer son of Zicri
SimeonShephatiah son of Maacah

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:17 -
LeviHashabiah son of Kemuel
Aaron (the priests)Zadok

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:18 -
JudahElihu (a brother of David)
IssacharOmri son of Michael

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:19 -
ZebulunIshmaiah son of Obadiah
NaphtaliJeremoth son of Azriel

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:20 -
EphraimHoshea son of Azaziah
Manasseh (west)Joel son of Pedaiah

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:21 -
Manasseh in Gilead (east)Iddo son of Zechariah
BenjaminJaasiel son of Abner

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:22 -
DanAzarel son of Jeroham
These were the leaders of the tribes of Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:23 - 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.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:24 - Joab son of Zeruiah began the census but never finished it because[fn] the anger of God fell on Israel. The total number was never recorded in King David’s official records.
Officials of David’s Kingdom

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:25 - 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.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:26 - Ezri son of Kelub was in charge of the field workers who farmed the king’s lands.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:27 - Shimei from Ramah was in charge of the king’s vineyards. Zabdi from Shepham was responsible for the grapes and the supplies of wine.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:28 - Baal-hanan from Geder was in charge of the king’s olive groves and sycamore-fig trees in the foothills of Judah.[fn] Joash was responsible for the supplies of olive oil.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:29 - Shitrai from Sharon was in charge of the cattle on the Sharon Plain. Shaphat son of Adlai was responsible for the cattle in the valleys.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:30 - Obil the Ishmaelite was in charge of the camels. Jehdeiah from Meronoth was in charge of the donkeys.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:31 - Jaziz the Hagrite was in charge of the king’s flocks of sheep and goats. All these officials were overseers of King David’s property.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:32 - 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.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:33 - Ahithophel was the royal adviser. Hushai the Arkite was the king’s friend.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:34 - Ahithophel was succeeded by Jehoiada son of Benaiah and by Abiathar. Joab was commander of the king’s army.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew commanders of thousands and of hundreds.
Hebrew Shamhuth, a variant spelling of Shammah; compare 11:27 and 2 Sam 23:25.
Hebrew Heldai, a variant spelling of Heled; compare 11:30 and 2 Sam 23:29.
Or never finished it, and yet.
Hebrew the Shephelah.

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