The Groups of Fighting Men in the Army
1Here is the list of the Israelites who served in the king’s army. They included leaders of families. They included commanders of thousands of men and commanders of hundreds. They also included other officers. All of them served the king in everything concerning the army’s fighting groups. These groups were on duty month by month all through the year. The total number of men in each group was 24,000.
2Jashobeam was in charge of the first fighting group for the first month. He was the son of Zabdiel. The total number of men in Jashobeam’s group was 24,000. 3He belonged to the family line of Perez. He was chief of all the army officers for the first month.
4Dodai was in charge of the second fighting group for the second month. He belonged to the family line of Ahoah. Mikloth was the leader of Dodai’s group. The total number of men in Dodai’s group was 24,000.
5The third army commander for the third month was Benaiah the priest, the son of Jehoiada. Benaiah was the chief. The total number of men in Benaiah’s fighting group was 24,000. 6That same Benaiah was a mighty warrior among the 30 chiefs. In fact, he was leader over the 30 chiefs. His son Ammizabad was in charge of Benaiah’s group.
7The fourth commander for the fourth month was Joab’s brother Asahel. Asahel’s son Zebadiah was the next commander after him. The total number of men in Asahel’s fighting group was 24,000.
8The fifth commander for the fifth month was Shamhuth. He was an Izrahite. The total number of men in Shamhuth’s fighting group was 24,000.
9The sixth commander for the sixth month was Ira. He was the son of Ikkesh from Tekoa. The total number of men in Ira’s fighting group was 24,000.
10The seventh commander for the seventh month was Helez. He was a Pelonite from Ephraim. The total number of men in Helez’s fighting group was 24,000.
11The eighth commander for the eighth month was Sibbekai. He was a Hushathite from Zerah. The total number of men in Sibbekai’s fighting group was 24,000.
12The ninth commander for the ninth month was Abiezer. He was from Anathoth in Benjamin. The total number of men in Abiezer’s fighting group was 24,000.
13The tenth commander for the tenth month was Maharai. He was a Netophathite from Zerah. The total number of men in Maharai’s fighting group was 24,000.
14The 11th commander for the 11th month was Benaiah. He was from Pirathon in Ephraim. The total number of men in Benaiah’s fighting group was 24,000.
15The 12th commander for the 12th month was Heldai. He was a Netophathite from the family line of Othniel. The total number of men in Heldai’s fighting group was 24,000.
The Leaders of the Tribes
16Here are the leaders of the tribes of Israel.
Over the tribe of Reuben was Eliezer, the son of Zikri.
Over Simeon was Shephatiah, the son of Maakah.
17Over Levi was Hashabiah, the son of Kemuel.
Over Aaron was Zadok.
18Over Judah was Elihu. He was David’s brother.
Over Issachar was Omri, the son of Michael.
19Over Zebulun was Ishmaiah, the son of Obadiah.
Over Naphtali was Jerimoth, the son of Azriel.
20Over Ephraim was Hoshea, the son of Azaziah.
Over half of the tribe of Manasseh was Joel, the son of Pedaiah.
21Over the half of the tribe of Manasseh in Gilead was Iddo, the son of Zechariah.
Over Benjamin was Jaasiel, the son of Abner.
22Over Dan was Azarel, the son of Jeroham.
These were the leaders of the tribes of Israel.
23David didn’t count the men who were 20 years old or less. That’s because the Lord had promised to make the people of Israel as many as the stars in the sky. 24Joab, the son of Zeruiah, began to count the men. But he didn’t finish. The Lord was angry with Israel because David had begun to count the men. So the number wasn’t written down in the official records of King David.
Other Officials of the King
25Azmaveth was in charge of the royal storerooms. He was the son of Adiel.
Jonathan was in charge of the storerooms in the fields, towns, villages and lookout towers. He was the son of Uzziah.
26Ezri was in charge of the workers who farmed the land. He was the son of Kelub.
27Shimei was in charge of the vineyards. He was from Ramah.
Zabdi was in charge of the grapes from the vineyards. He was also in charge of storing the wine. He was a Shiphmite.
28Baal-Hanan was in charge of the olive trees and sycamore-fig trees in the western hills. He was from Geder.
Joash was in charge of storing the olive oil.
29Shitrai was in charge of the herds that ate grass in Sharon. He was from Sharon.
Shaphat was in charge of the herds in the valleys. He was the son of Adlai.
30Obil was in charge of the camels. He was from the family line of Ishmael.
Jehdeiah was in charge of the donkeys. He was from Meronoth.
31Jaziz was in charge of the flocks. He was a Hagrite.
All these men were the officials in charge of King David’s property.
32Jonathan was David’s uncle. He gave good advice. He was a man of understanding. He was also a secretary.
Jehiel took care of the king’s sons. He was the son of Hakmoni.
33Ahithophel was the king’s adviser.
Hushai was the king’s trusted friend. He was an Arkite.
34Jehoiada and Abiathar became the next advisers after Ahithophel. Jehoiada was the son of Benaiah.
Joab was the commander of the royal army.
2撒巴第业的儿子雅朔班负责第一班，在一月当值，他班内有两万四千人。 3他是法勒斯的子孙，统管一月当值的所有将领。 4亚哈希人朵代负责二月的班次，他的副官是密基罗，他班内有两万四千人。 5祭司耶何耶大的儿子比拿雅负责第三班，在三月当值，他班内有两万四千人。 6比拿雅是当时的三十位勇士之一，也是三十位勇士之首。他儿子暗米萨拔在他班内做统领。 7约押的兄弟亚撒黑负责第四班，在四月当值，他班内有两万四千人，他儿子西巴第雅后来接替了他。 8伊斯拉人珊合负责第五班，在五月当值，他班内有两万四千人。 9提哥亚人益吉的儿子以拉负责第六班，在六月当值，他班内有两万四千人。 10以法莲的子孙比伦人希利斯负责第七班，在七月当值，他班内有两万四千人。 11谢拉族的户沙人西比该负责第八班，在八月当值，他班内有两万四千人。 12便雅悯的子孙亚拿突人亚比以谢负责第九班，在九月当值，他班内有两万四千人。 13谢拉族的尼陀法人玛哈莱负责第十班，在十月当值，他班内有两万四千人。 14以法莲的子孙比拉顿人比拿雅负责第十一班，在十一月当值，他班内有两万四千人。 15俄陀聂族的尼陀法人黑玳负责第十二班，在十二月当值，他班内有两万四千人。
16以下是以色列各支派的首领：吕便支派的首领是细基利的儿子以利以谢；西缅支派的首领是玛迦的儿子示法提雅； 17利未支派的首领是基姆利的儿子哈沙比雅；亚伦子孙的首领是撒督； 18犹大支派的首领是大卫的哥哥以利户；以萨迦支派的首领是米迦勒的儿子暗利； 19西布伦支派的首领是俄巴第雅的儿子伊施玛雅；拿弗他利支派的首领是亚斯列的儿子耶利摩； 20以法莲支派的首领是阿撒细雅的儿子何细亚；玛拿西半个支派的首领是毗大雅的儿子约珥； 21基列的玛拿西另半个支派的首领是撒迦利亚的儿子易多；便雅悯支派的首领是押尼珥的儿子雅西业； 22但支派的首领是耶罗罕的儿子亚萨列。以上这些人是以色列各支派的首领。 23大卫没有统计二十岁以下的以色列人，因为耶和华曾经应许要使以色列的人数像天上的星那样多。 24洗鲁雅的儿子约押开始统计人数，但没有完成，因为耶和华因此事而向以色列人发烈怒，因此统计的数目没有收录在大卫王记上。
25亚叠的儿子押斯马威管理王室的库房。乌西雅的儿子约拿单管理城邑、村庄和堡垒的库房。 26基绿的儿子以斯利管理耕田种地的人。 27拉玛人示每管理葡萄园。实弗米人撒巴底管理葡萄园的酒窖。 28基第利人巴勒·哈南管理丘陵的橄榄树和无花果树。约阿施管理油仓。 29沙仑人施提莱管理沙仑的牛群。亚第莱的儿子沙法管理山谷中的牛群。 30以实玛利人阿比勒管理骆驼群。米仑人耶希底亚管理驴群。 31夏甲人雅悉管理羊群。以上这些人都是替大卫王管理产业的。
32大卫的叔叔约拿单很精明，任谋士和书记。哈摩尼的儿子耶歇做众王子的老师。 33亚希多弗也是王的谋士。亚基人户筛是王的朋友。 34后来，比拿雅的儿子耶何耶大和亚比亚他接替亚希多弗做谋士。约押在王的军队中做元帅。