The Holy Bible – Knox Translation
The First Book or Paralipomena
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Chapter 27
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The men of Israel were marshalled under clan chiefs and commanders and captains; the king had, besides, his commissioners, serving him at the head of their several regiments. Each of them, with twenty-four thousand men under him, went on duty once a year and was relieved at the end of a month.
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The first regiment of twenty-four thousand was on duty in the first month, under Jesbaam son of Zabdiel;
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he was descended from Phares, and he took the first month as having precedence among the commissioners.
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The second regiment, in the second month, was under an Ahohite, Dudia, and afterwards under another called Macelloth.
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The third regiment was under Banaias son of Joiada, the king’s minister,
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the same Banaias that was a leader among the thirty, and had thirty under him; his son Amizabad commanded the regiment as his deputy.
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The fourth was under Joab’s brother Asahel, and afterwards under his son Zabadias;
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the fifth under Samaoth of Jezer;
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the sixth under a man of Thecua, Hira son of Acces;
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the seventh under the Phallonite Helles, from Ephraim;
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the eighth under Sabochai the Husathite, of the race of Zarahi;
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the ninth under Abiezer the man of Anathoth, from Benjamin;
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the tenth under Marai the Netophathite, of the race of Zarai;
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the eleventh under Banaias the Pharathonite, from Ephraim;
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the twelfth under Holdai the Netophathite, of the race of Gothoniel.

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Meanwhile the tribes had their own chiefs; Eliezer son of Zechri for Ruben, Saphatias son of Maacha for Simeon,
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Hasabias son of Camuel for Levi, Sadoc for the race of Aaron,
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Eliu, David’s brother, for Juda, Amri son of Michael for Issachar,
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Jesmaias son of Abdias for Zabulon, Jerimoth son of Ozriel for Nephthali,
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Osee son of Ozaziu for Ephraim, Joel son of Phadaia for western Manasses,
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Jaddo son of Zacharias for Manasses in Galaad, Jasiel son of Abner for Benjamin,
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and Ezrihel son of Jeroham for Dan; these were the chiefs of Israel.
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There was no register giving the number of Israelites under twenty years of age; had not the Lord promised that they should be countless as the stars of heaven?
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And indeed, when Joab son of Sarvia went about to register them, he left the task incomplete, because of the divine vengeance that fell on Israel; thus the annals of king David do not give the full number of those registered.

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The controller of the king’s own treasure-house was Azmoth, son of Adiel; what was stored in cities, townships and fortresses was in the keeping of Jonathan, son of Ozias.
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As for husbandry, the farmers were under Ezri son of Chelub,
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the vine-growers under Semeias the Romathite, the cellarage under Zabdias the Aphonite,
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the olive and fig plantations all through the country-side under Balanan of Geder, the store-houses of oil under Joas.
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Care of the herds that grazed in Saron belonged to the Saronite Satrai, of the cattle in the low grounds, to Saphat son of Adli,
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of the camels to the Ismahelite Ubil, of the asses to Jadias the Meronathite,
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and of the sheep to Jaziz the Agarean. These were the controllers of the king’s property.

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David had an uncle called Jonathan, a prudent counsellor and a man of letters; he, with Jahiel son of Hachamoni, had charge of the royal princes.
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Achitophel was the king’s counsellor, and Chusai the Arachite held the title of king’s friend;
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after Achitophel came Banaias’ son Joiada, and Abiathar. And the army was commanded by Joab.