1. Census of the sons of Israel; The heads of families, the commanders of thousands and hundreds, and other officers who served the king in all that referred to the divisions of twenty-four thousand men each, that were on duty for a month, each month of the year.

2. For the first month Jashobeam, son of Zabdiel,

3. son of Perez, and chief of all the officers of the division had charge of a division of twenty-four thousand men.

4. For the second month Dodai, the Ahohite had charge of a division of twenty-four thousand men.

5. For the third month Benaiah son of Jehoiada, the chief priest, had charge of a division of twenty-four thousand men.

6. Benaiah who was champion of The Thirty, was overseer for The Thirty and for his division. Ammizabad was his son.

7. For the fourth month was Asahel, the brother of Joab; his son Zebadiah succeeded him. He had charge of a division of twenty-four thousand men.

8. For the fifth month, Shamhuth the Izrahite had charge of a division of twenty-four thousand men.

9. For the sixth month, Ira son of Ikkesh of Tekoa had charge of a division of twenty-four thousand men.

10. For the seventh month, Helez the Pelonite, an Ephraimite, had charge of a division of twenty-four thousand men.

11. For the eighth month, Sibbecai of Hushah, a Zerahite, had charge of a division of twenty-four thousand men.

12. For the ninth month, Abiezer of Anathoth, a Benjaminite, had charge of a division of twenty-four thousand men.

13. For the tenth month, Maharai of Netophah, a Zerahite, had charge of a division of twenty-four thousand men.

14. For the eleventh month, Benaiah of Pirathon, an Ephraimite, had charge of a division of twenty-four thousand men.

15. For the twelfth month, Heldai from Netophah, of Othniel, had charge of a division of twenty-four thousand men.

16. Overseers for the tribes of Israel: Eliezer son of Zichri was chief officer for the Reubenites, Shephatiah, son of Maacha for the Simeonites,

17. Hashabiah, son of Kemuel for the Levites, Zadok for the Aaronites,

18. Elihu, one of David's brothers, for the Judaeans, Omri son of Michael for the Issacharites,

19. Ishmaiah, son of Obadiah for the Zebulunites, Jeremoth, son of Azriel for the Naphtalite,

20. Hoshea, son of Azaziah for the Ephraimites, Joel, son of Pedaiah for the half tribe of Manasseh,

21. Iddo, son of Zechariah for the half tribe of Manasseh in Gad, Jaasiel, son of Abner for the Benjaminites,

22. Azarel, son of Jeroham for the Danites. These were the officials for the tribes of Israel.

23. David took no census of those who were twenty years old and under, since Yahweh had promised to make Israel as numerous as the stars of heaven.

24. Joab, son of Zeruiah began a census, but he did not finish it for God punished Israel because of this census. The final figures were never recorded in the official records of King David.

25. This is the list of those who administered the king's property. Overseers for the king's storerooms: Azmaveth son of Adiel. Commissioner for the stores in provincial towns, villages, castles: Jonathan son of Uzziah.

26. For the agricultural workers employed on the land: Ezri son of Chelub.

27. For the vineyards: Shimei of Ramah. For those in the vineyards who looked after the wine cellars: Zabdi of Shepham.

28. For the olives and sycamores in the lowlands: Baal-hanan of Geder. For the stores of oil: Joash.

29. For cattle in pasture at Sharon: Shitrai of Sharon. For cattle in the valleys: Shaphat son of Adlai.

30. For camels: Obil, the Ishmaelite. For donkeys: Jehdeiah of Meranoth.

31. For flocks: Jaziz, the Hagrite. All these were overseers for King David's property.

32. Jonathan, David's uncle, was a skillful adviser and a scholar.

33. Ahithophel was the king's counselor. Hushai the Archite was Friend of the King.

34. Jehoiada, son of Benaiah, and Abiathar succeeded Ahithophel. Joab was commander of the king's armies.



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