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1 Chronicles 18:14-17

David’s Officials

18:14 David reigned over all Israel; he guaranteed justice for all his people. 1  18:15 Joab son of Zeruiah was commanding general of 2  the army; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was secretary; 18:16 Zadok son of Ahitub and Abimelech son of Abiathar were priests; Shavsha 3  was scribe; 18:17 Benaiah son of Jehoiada supervised 4  the Kerethites and Pelethites; and David’s sons were the king’s leading officials. 5 

1 tn Heb “and he was doing what is just and fair for all his people.”

2 tn Heb “over.”

3 tn The parallel text of 2 Sam 8:17 has the variant spelling “Seraiah.”

4 tn Heb “[was] over.”

5 tn Heb “and the sons of David [were] the heads at the hand of David.” The parallel text of 2 Sam 8:18 identifies them as “priests” (see sn there on the word “priests”).

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