THE FIRST BOOK OF THE
1 Chronicles 27 ©
The order concerning the men of war, v. 1, etc. The princes of the tribes, 16. The chief keepers of David’s treasures and revenues, 25. His most important counsellers and friends, 32.
NOW the children of Israel after their number, to wit, the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that served the king in any matter 1of the courses, which came in and went out 2month by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course were twenty and four thousand.
Over the first course for the first month was 3Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
4Of the children of Perez was the chief of all the captains of the host for the first month.
And over the course of the second month was 5Dodai an Ahohite, and 6of his course was Mikloth also the ruler: in his course likewise were twenty and four thousand.
The third captain of the host for the third month was Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, 7a chief priest: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
This is that Benaiah, who was mighty among 8the thirty, and above the thirty: 9and in his course was Ammizabad his son.
10The fourth captain for the fourth month was Asahel the brother of Joab, and Zebadiah his son 11after him: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
The fifth captain for the fifth month was 12Shamhuth the Izrahite: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
The sixth captain for the sixth month was Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
The seventh captain for the seventh month was Helez 13the Pelonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
The eighth captain for the eighth month was Sibbecai the Hushathite, 14of the Zarhites: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
The ninth captain for the ninth month was Abi-ezer the Anetothite, of the Benjamites: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
The tenth captain for the tenth month was Maharai the Netophathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
The eleventh captain for the eleventh month was Benaiah the Pirathonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
The twelfth captain for the twelfth month was 15Heldai the Netophathite, of Othniel: and in his course were twenty and four thousand.
¶Furthermore over the tribes of Israel: the ruler of the Reubenites was Eliezer the son of Zichri: of the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maachah:
Of the Levites, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel: 16of the Aaronites, Zadok:
Of Judah, 17Elihu, one of the brethren of David: of Issachar, Omri the son of Michael:
Of Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah: of Naphtali, Jerimoth the son of Azriel:
Of the 18children of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Azaziah: of the half tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah:
Of the half tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariah: of Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner:
Of Dan, Azareel the son of Jeroham. 19These were the princes of the tribes of Israel.
¶But David took not the number of them 20from twenty years old and under: 21because the LORD had said he would increase Israel like to the stars of the heavens.
Joab the son of Zeruiah 22began to number, but 23he finished not, because there fell 24wrath for it against Israel; neither was 25the number put 26in the account of the chronicles of king David.
¶And over the 27king’s treasures was Azmaveth the son of Adiel: and over the storehouses in the fields, in the cities, and in the villages, and in 28the castles, was Jehonathan the son of Uzziah:
And over them 29that did the work of the field for tillage of the ground was Ezri the son of Chelub:
And 30over the vineyards was Shimei the Ramathite: 31over the increase of the vineyards for the wine cellars was Zabdi the Shiphmite:
And over the olive trees and the sycomore trees that were in the low plains was Baal-hanan the Gederite: and 32over the cellars of oil was Joash:
And over the herds that fed in 33Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite: and over the herds that were in the valleys was Shaphat the son of Adlai:
Over the camels also was Obil the Ishmaelite: and over the asses was Jehdeiah the Meronothite:
And over 34the flocks was Jaziz the Hagerite. All these were the rulers of the substance which was king David's.
Also 35Jonathan David’s uncle was a counsellor, a wise man, and a 36scribe: and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni was 37with the king's sons:
And Ahithophel was the king's counsellor: and Hushai the Archite was the king's companion:
And after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar: and the general of the king's army was Joab.