1 Chronicles 27:1-26 NIV

Army Divisions

1 This is the list of the Israelites--heads of families, commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds, and their officers, who served the king in all that concerned the army divisions that were on duty month by month throughout the year. Each division consisted of 24,000 men.

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      2 In charge of the first division, for the first month, was Jashobeam1 son of Zabdiel. There were 24,000 men in his division.

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      3 He was a descendant of Perez and chief of all the army officers for the first month.
      4 In charge of the division for the second month was Dodai2 the Ahohite; Mikloth was the leader of his division. There were 24,000 men in his division.

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      5 The third army commander, for the third month, was Benaiah3 son of Jehoiada the priest. He was chief and there were 24,000 men in his division.

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      6 This was the Benaiah who was a mighty man among the Thirty and was over the Thirty. His son Ammizabad was in charge of his division.
      7 The fourth, for the fourth month, was Asahel4 the brother of Joab; his son Zebadiah was his successor. There were 24,000 men in his division.

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      8 The fifth, for the fifth month, was the commander Shamhuth5 the Izrahite. There were 24,000 men in his division.

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      9 The sixth, for the sixth month, was Ira6 the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite. There were 24,000 men in his division.

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      10 The seventh, for the seventh month, was Helez7 the Pelonite, an Ephraimite. There were 24,000 men in his division.

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      11 The eighth, for the eighth month, was Sibbecai8 the Hushathite, a Zerahite. There were 24,000 men in his division.

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      12 The ninth, for the ninth month, was Abiezer9 the Anathothite, a Benjamite. There were 24,000 men in his division.

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      13 The tenth, for the tenth month, was Maharai10 the Netophathite, a Zerahite. There were 24,000 men in his division.

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      14 The eleventh, for the eleventh month, was Benaiah11 the Pirathonite, an Ephraimite. There were 24,000 men in his division.

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      15 The twelfth, for the twelfth month, was Heldai12 the Netophathite, from the family of Othniel.13 There were 24,000 men in his division.

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      Officers of the Tribes

      16 The officers over the tribes of Israel: over the Reubenites: Eliezer son of Zicri; over the Simeonites: Shephatiah son of Maacah;

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          17 over Levi: Hashabiah14 son of Kemuel; over Aaron: Zadok;15

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          18 over Judah: Elihu, a brother of David; over Issachar: Omri son of Michael;
          19 over Zebulun: Ishmaiah son of Obadiah; over Naphtali: Jerimoth son of Azriel;
          20 over the Ephraimites: Hoshea son of Azaziah; over half the tribe of Manasseh: Joel son of Pedaiah;
          21 over the half-tribe of Manasseh in Gilead: Iddo son of Zechariah; over Benjamin: Jaasiel son of Abner;
          22 over Dan: Azarel son of Jeroham. These were the officers over the tribes of Israel.
          23 David did not take the number of the men twenty years old or less,16 because the LORD had promised to make Israel as numerous as the stars17 in the sky.

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          24 Joab son of Zeruiah began to count the men but did not finish. Wrath came on Israel on account of this numbering,18 and the number was not entered in the booka of the annals of King David.

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            • a 27:24 - Septuagint; Hebrew "number"

              The King's Overseers

              25 Azmaveth son of Adiel was in charge of the royal storehouses. Jonathan son of Uzziah was in charge of the storehouses in the outlying districts, in the towns, the villages and the watchtowers.

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                  26 Ezri son of Kelub was in charge of the field workers who farmed the land.