Then the officers who were over the thousands of the army, the commanders over thousands and the commanders over hundreds, approached Moses
David assembled the army that was with him. He appointed leaders of thousands and leaders of hundreds.
But Moses was furious with the officers of the army, the commanders over thousands and commanders over hundreds, who had come from service in the war.
David consulted with his military officers, including those who led groups of a thousand and those who led groups of a hundred. 1
All the gold of the offering they offered up to the Lord from the commanders of thousands and the commanders of hundreds weighed 16,750 shekels. 1
Saul said to his servants who were stationed around him, “Listen up, you Benjaminites! Is Jesse’s son giving fields and vineyards to all of you? Or is he making all of you 1 commanders and officers? 2
Indeed, 1 he says: “Are not my officials all kings?
So I chose 1 as your tribal leaders wise and well-known men, placing them over you as administrators of groups of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens, and also as other tribal officials.
He fortified these cities and placed officers in them, as well as storehouses of food, olive oil, and wine.
David assembled in Jerusalem 1 all the officials of Israel, including the commanders of the tribes, the commanders of the army divisions that served the king, the commanders of units of a thousand and a hundred, the officials who were in charge of all the property and livestock of the king and his sons, the eunuchs, and the warriors, including the most skilled of them.
So Moses and Eleazar the priest received the gold from the commanders of thousands and commanders 1 of hundreds and brought it into the tent of meeting as a memorial 2 for the Israelites before the Lord.
He will appoint for himself leaders of thousands and leaders of fifties, 1 as well as those who plow his ground, reap his harvest, and make his weapons of war and his chariot equipment.
Shelomith 1 and his relatives were in charge of all the storehouses containing the consecrated items dedicated by King David, the family leaders who led units of a thousand and a hundred, and the army officers.
But the king’s edict stood, despite the objections of 1 Joab and the leaders of the army. So Joab and the leaders of the army left the king’s presence in order to muster the Israelite army.
My heart went out 1 to Israel’s leaders, to the people who answered the call to war. Praise the Lord!
So do this: Dismiss the kings from their command, and replace them with military commanders.
He was a descendant of Perez; he was in charge of all the army officers for the first month.