1 So speak of the children of Israel: in the number of them were ancient heads and captains of thousands and hundreds, and officers that served the king in all things according to the companies that came in or went out, month by month throughout all the months of the year. And every company had twenty four thousand. 2 Over the first company in the first month, was Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel. And in his number twenty four thousand. 3 And the chiefest of all the captains in the host of the first month was of the children of Perez. 4 Over the company of the second month Dodai an Ahohite, and in his host was Mikloth a ruler. And in his company were twenty four thousand. 5 The chief captain of the third host in the third month, was Benaiah the son of Jehoiada the priest. And in his host twenty four thousand. 6 This is the Benaiah mighty among thirty and above thirty. And in his part was Ammizabad his son. 7 The fourth captain in the fourth month was Asahel the brother of Joab, and Zebadiah his son after him. And in his host were twenty four thousand. 8 The fifth captain in the fifth month was: Shamhuth the Izrahite: and in his host were twenty four thousand. 9 The sixth captain in the sixth month was Ira the son of Ikkesh a Tekoite: and in his host were twenty four thousand. 10 The seventh captain in the seventh month was Helez the Pelonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his host twenty four thousand. 11 The eighth Captain in the eighth month was Sibbecai an Hushathite of the kin of Sarah. And in his host twenty four thousand. 12 The ninth Captain in the ninth month was Abiezer an Antothite of the sons of Benjamin: and in his host twenty four thousand. 13 The tenth captain in the tenth month, was Maharai the Netophathite of the Zerahites. And in his host twenty four thousand. 14 The eleventh month, was Benaiah the Pirathonite of the children of Ephraim: and in his host twenty four thousand. 15 The twelfth Captain in the twelfth month, was Heldai the Netophathite of Othniel, and in his host twenty four thousand. 16 And the rulers over the tribes of Israel were these. Among the Reubenites, was Eliezer the son of Zichri. Among the Simeonites, was Shephatiah the son of Maacah. 17 Among the Levites, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel. Among the Aaronites, Zadok. 18 In Judah, Elihu of the brethren of David. In Issachar, Omri the son of Michael. 19 In Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah. In Naphtali, Jerimoth the son of Azriel. 20 Among the children of Ephraim, Hosea the son of Azaziah. In the half tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah. 21 Of the half tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of Zachariah. In Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner. 22 In Dan, Azarel the son of Jeroham. These are the lords in the tribes of Israel.
23 But David took not the number of them under twenty years: for the LORD said he would increase Israel like unto the stars of the sky. 24 And Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number. And though he finished it not, yet there fell wrath for that upon Israel. And therefore the number was not put in the chronicles of king David. 25 Over the king's treasure was Azmaveth the son of Adiel. And over the treasure of the fields, in the cities, villages and castles, was Jonathan, the son of Uzziah. 26 And over the workmen in the fields that tilled the ground, was Ezri the son of Chelub. 27 And the oversight of the vineyards had Shemaiah the Ramathite. Over the wine cellars and treasure of wine was Zabdi the Shipmite. 28 And over the olive trees and mulberry trees that were in the valleys was Baalhanan the Gederite. And over the treasure of oil was Joash. 29 And over the oxen that fed in Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite. And over the oxen in the valleys was Shaphat the son of Adlai. 30 And over the camels Obil the Ishmaelite. And over the asses was Jehdiah the Meronothite. 31 And over the sheep was Jaziz the Hagrite. All these were the rulers of the substance of king David.
32 And Jonathan, David's brother's son, a man of counsel, a man that taught wisdom, and a writer: he and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni waited on the king's sons. 33 And Ahithophel was of the king's counsel. And Hushai the Archite was the king's companion. 34 And next to Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar. And the captain of the king's war was Joab.