1 This is a list of Israelite family heads, regiment and battalion commanders, and officers who were serving the king in all the armys units. Throughout each year they came for a month at a time and then left. Each unit consisted of twenty-four thousand men.
2 Jashobeam, son of Zabdiel, was in charge of the first unit, the one during the first month. In his unit there were twenty-four thousand.
3 He was a descendant of Perez, and he was head of all of the armys officers for the first month.
4 Dodai, Ahohs descendant, was in charge of the unit during the second month. It was his unit. Mikloth was one of its leaders. In Dodais unit there were twenty-four thousand.
5 The third commander of the army during the third month was Benaiah, son of the priest Jehoiada. He was the head, and in his unit there were twenty-four thousand.
6 This Benaiah was one of the thirty fighting men and commander of the thirty as well as his own unit. His son was Ammizabad.
7 Asahel, Joabs brother, was in charge of the fourth unit during the fourth month, and after him was his son Zebadiah. In his unit there were twenty-four thousand.
8 Shamhuth, Izrahs descendant, was commander of the fifth unit during the fifth month. In his unit there were twenty-four thousand.
9 Ira, the son of Ikkesh from Tekoa, was in charge of the sixth unit during the sixth month. In his unit there were twenty-four thousand.
10 Helez, a Pelonite from the descendants of Ephraim, was in charge of the seventh unit during the seventh month. In his unit there were twenty-four thousand.
11 Sibbecai, a descendant of Zerah from Hushah, was in charge of the eighth unit during the eighth month. In his unit there were twenty-four thousand.
12 Abiezer, a member of the tribe of Benjamin from Anathoth, was in charge of the ninth unit during the ninth month. In his unit there were twenty-four thousand.
13 Mahrai, a descendant of Zerah from Netophah, was in charge of the tenth unit during the tenth month. In his unit there were twenty-four thousand.
14 Benaiah, a member of the tribe of Ephraim from Pirathon, was in charge of the eleventh unit during the eleventh month. In his unit there were twenty-four thousand.
15 During the twelfth month, the twelfth unit was commanded by Heldai from Netophah. He was Othniels descendant. In his unit there were twenty-four thousand.
16 The following officers were in charge of the tribes of Israel: for the tribe of Reuben- Eliezer, son of Zichri for the tribe of Simeo, Shephatiah, son of Maacah
17 for the tribe of Levi, Hashabiah, son of Kemuel for the family of Aaron, Zadok
18 for the tribe of Judah, Elihu, one of Davids brothers for the tribe of Issachar, Omri, son of Michael
19 for the tribe of Zebulun, Ishmaiah, son of Obadiah for the tribe of Naphtali, Jerimoth, son of Azriel
20 for the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea, son of Azaziah for half of the tribe of Manasseh, Joel, son of Pedaiah
21 for the half of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo, son of Zechariah for the tribe of Benjamin- Jaasiel, son of Abner
22 for the tribe of Dan, Azarel, son of Jeroham These were the commanders of Israels tribes.
23 David did not count those less than twenty years old, because Jehovah promised that the people of Israel would be as numerous as the stars in the sky.
24 Joab, son of Zeruiah, started to count them but did not finish. God was angry with Israel because of this, and the report from it was never included in the official records of King David.
25 These were all the commanders in charge of King Davids property: for the royal treasuries, Azmaveth, son of Adiel for the goods in the fields, cities, villages, and watchtowers- Jonathan, son of Uzziah
26 for the farm workers in the fields, Ezri, son of Chelub
27 for the vineyards, Shimei from Ramah for storing wine that came from the vineyards- Zabdi from Shepham
28 for the olive and fig trees in the foothills, Baal Hanan from Gedor for storing olive oil- Joash
29 for the herds grazing in Sharon, Shitrai from Sharon for the herds in the valleys- Shaphat, son of Adlai
30 for the camels, Obil, a descendant of Ishmael for the donkeys, Jehdeiah from Meronoth
31 for the flocks, Jaziz from Hagar
32 Davids uncle Jonathan, an educated man who possessed insight, was Davids adviser. Jonathan and Jehiel, son of Hachmoni, were in charge of the kings sons.
33 Ahithophel was the kings adviser. Hushai, a descendant of Archi, was the kings friend.
34 Jehoiada son of Benaiah and Abiathar succeeded Ahithophel. Joab was the commander of the royal army.