1 This is a list of the Israeli men who served the king in the army. Some were leaders of families, some were commanders of 100 men, some were commanders of 1,000 men, and some were their officers. There were 24,000 men [DOU] in each group. Each group served one month of each year.
2 Jashobeam, the son of Zabdiel, was in charge of the group that served during the first month of each year.
3 He was a descendant of Perez, and he was the commander of all the army officers during the first month of each year.
4 Dodai, from the clan of Ahohi, was the commander of the group that served during the following/second month of each year. Mikloth was his ◄assistant/chief officer►.
5 Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada the Supreme Priest, was the commander of the group that served during the following/third month.
6 He was the one who was a mighty warrior among David's thirty greatest soldiers, and he was their leader. His son Ammizabad was his assistant.
7 Asahel, Joab's younger brother, was the commander of the group that served during the following/fourth month. Asahel's son Zebadiah became the commander after Asahel was killed.
8 The commander for the following/fifth month was Shamhuth, a descendant of Izrah.
9 The commander for the following/sixth month was Ira the son of Ikkesh from Tekoa town.
10 The commander for the following/seventh month was Helez, a member of the Pelon clan from the tribe of Ephraim.
11 The commander for the following/eighth month was Sibbecai, a descendant of Zerah from Hushah town.
12 The commander for the following/ninth month was Abiezer from Anathoth city in the tribe of Benjamin.
13 The commander for the following/tenth month was Maharai, a descendant of Zerah from Netophath town.
14 The commander for the following/eleventh month was Benaiah from Pirathon town in the tribe of Ephraim.
15 The commander for the last month of each year was Heldai, a descendant of Othniel from Netophath town.
The administrators of the twelve tribes
16 This is a list of the administrators of the twelve tribes [DOU] of Israel:
Eliezer, the son of Zicri, was the administrator of the tribe of Reuben.
Shephatiah, the son of Maacah, was the administrator of the tribe of Simeon.
17 Hashabiah, the son of Kemuel, was the administrator of the tribe of Levi.
Zadok was the administrator of the tribe of Aaron.
18 Elihu, David's older brother, was the administrator of the tribe of Judah.
Omri, the son of Michael, was the administrator of the tribe of Issachar.
19 Ishmaiah, the son of Obadiah, was the administrator of the tribe of Zebulun.
Jerimoth, the son of Azriel, was the administrator of the tribe of Naphtali.
20 Hoshea, the son of Azaziah, was the administrator of the tribe of Ephraim.
Joel, the son of Pedaiah, was the administrator of the tribe of the western half of the tribe of Manasseh.
21 Iddo, the son of Zechariah, was the administrator of the eastern half of the tribe of Manasseh, in the Gilead region.
Jaasiel, the son of Abner, was the administrator of the tribe of Benjamin.
22 Azarel, the son of Jeroham, was the administrator of the tribe of Dan.
Those were the leaders over the tribes of Israel.
23 When David told Joab to count the men of Israel, he did not tell him to count the men who were less then twenty years old, because Yahweh had promised many years previously that there would be as many people in Israel as there are stars in the sky.
24 Joab and his helpers started to count the men of Israel, but they did not finish counting them because Joab knew that Yahweh was angry about their being counted. Yahweh punished [MTY] the people of Israel because of this counting, and as a result the total number of Israeli men able to serve in the army was not written on the scroll about King David's rule.
The king's other officials
25 Azmaveth, the son of Adiel, was in charge of the king's storehouses.
Jonathan, the son of Uzziah, was is charge of the storehouses in various towns and villages in Israel, and also in charge of the watchtowers.
26 Ezri the son of Kelub was in charge of the workers who farmed the land that belonged to the king.
27 Shimei from Ramath town was in charge of the king's vineyards.
Zabdi from Shepham town was in charge of storing the wine from the grapes produced in vineyards.
28 Baal-Hanan from Geder city was in charge of storing the olive oil.
29 Shitrai from the Sharon Plain was in charge of the herds of cattle that ◄grazed/ate grass► there.
Shaphat the son of Adlai was in charge of the cattle in the valleys.
30 Obil, a descendant of Ishmael, was in charge of the camels.
Jehdeiah from Meronoth town was in charge of the donkeys.
31 Jaziz, a descendant of Hagar, was in charge of the king's flocks of sheep.
All of those officials were in charge of the things that belonged to King David.
32 David's uncle Jonathan was a wise counselor for him.
Jehiel, the son of Hacmoni, taught the king's sons.
33 Ahithophel was the king's official counselor.
34 Hushai from the Ark people-group was the king's special friend.
Benaiah's son Jehoiada became the king's advisor after Ahithophel died, and later Abiathar became his advisor.
Joab was the chief commander of the army.