The Bible in Its Traditions

1 Chronicles 27:16–34

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16  Furthermore over the tribes of Israel: of the Reubenites was Eliezer the son of Zichri the ruler; of the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maacah;

16  And over the tribes of Israel, the chief for Ruben was Eliezer the son of Zechri: for Symeon, Saphatias the son of Maacha

16  Now those who were first over the tribes of Israel were these: over the Reubenites, Eliezer, the son of Zichri, was the ruler; over the Simeonites, Shephatiah, the son of Maacah, was the ruler;

17  of Levi, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel; of Aaron, Zadok;

17  for Levi, Asabias the son of Camuel: for Aaron, Sadoc

17  over the Levites, Hashabiah, the son of Kemuel; over the Aaronites, Zadok;

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18  of Judah, Elihu, one of the brethren of David; of Issachar, Omri the son of Michael;

18  for Juda, Eliab of the brethren of David: for Issachar, Ambri the son of Michael

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19  of Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah; of Naphtali, Jerimoth the son of Azriel;

19  over the Zebulunites, Ishmaiah, the son of Obadiah; over the Naphtalites, Jeremoth, the son of Azriel;

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20  of the children of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Azaziah; of the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah;

20  for Ephraim, Ose the son of Ozia: for the half-tribe of Manasse, Joel the son of Phadaea

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21  of the half-tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariah; of Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner;

21  for the half-tribe of Manasse in the land of Galaad, Jadai the son of Zadaeas, for the sons of Benjamin, Jasiel the son of Abenner

21  and over the one half tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo, the son of Zechariah; then over Benjamin, Jaasiel, the son of Abner;

22  of Dan, Azarel the son of Jeroham. These were the captains of the tribes of Israel.

22  for Dan, Azariel the son of Iroab: these are the chiefs of the tribes of Israel.

22  yet truly, Azarel, the son of Jeroham, was over Dan. These were the leaders of the sons of Israel.

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23  But David took not the number of them from twenty years old and under; because YHWH had said He would increase Israel like to the stars of heaven.

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24  Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but finished not; and there came wrath for this upon Israel; neither was the number put into the account in the chronicles of king David.

24  And Joab the son of Saruia began to number the people, and did not finish the work, for there was hereupon wrath on Israel; and the number was not recorded in the book of the chronicles of king David.

24  Joab, the son of Zeruiah, had begun to number, but he did not finish. For because of this, wrath had fallen upon Israel. And therefore the number of those who had been counted was not related in the official records of king David.

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25  And over the king's treasuries was Azmaveth the son of Adiel; and over the treasuries in the fields, in the cities, and in the villages, and in the towers, was Jonathan the son of Uzziah;

25  Now over the storerooms of the king was Azmaveth, the son of Adiel. But Jonathan, the son of Uzziah, was over those storerooms that were in the cities, and in the villages, and in the towers.

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26  and over them that did the work of the field for tillage of the ground was Ezri the son of Chelub;

26  And over the husbandmen who tilled the ground was Esdri the son of Chelub.

26  And over the farmlands and the farmers, those who worked the ground, was Ezri, the son of Chelub.

27  and over the vineyards was Shimei the Ramathite; and over the increase of the vineyards for the wine-cellars was Zabdi the Shiphmite;

27  And over the fields was Semei of Rael; and over the treasures of wine in the fields was Zabdi the son of Sephni.

27  And over the cultivators of vineyards was Shimei, a Ramathite; then over the wine cellars was Zabdi, an Aphonite.

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28  and over the olive-trees and the sycomore-trees that were in the Lowland was Baal-hanan the Gederite; and over the cellars of oil was Joash;

28  Now over the olive groves and the fig groves, which were in the plains, was Baal-hanan, a Gederite; and over the oil cellars was Joash.

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29  and over the herds that fed in Sharon was Shirtai the Sharonite; and over the herds that were in the valleys was Shaphat the son of Adlai;

29  And over the oxen pasturing in Saron was Satrai the Saronite; and over the oxen in the valleys was Sophat the son of Adli.

29  Now over the herds that were pastured in Sharon, Shitrai, a Sharonite, was in the first place; and over the oxen in the valleys, there was Shaphat, the son of Adlai.

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30  and over the camels was Obil the Ishmaelite; and over the asses was Jehdeiah the Meronothite;

30  Truly, over the camels was Obil, an Ishmaelite; and over the donkeys was Jehdeiah, a Meronothite.

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31  and over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagrite. All these were the rulers of the substance which was king David's.

31  And over the sheep was Jaziz the Agarite. All these were superintendents of the substance of king David.

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32  Also Jonathan David's uncle was a counsellor, a man of understanding, and a scribe; and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni was with the king's sons;

32  And Jonathan, David’s uncle by the father’s side, was a counsellor, a wise man: and Jeel the son of Achami was with the king’s sons.

32  Now Jonathan, the uncle of David, was a counselor, a prudent and scholarly man; he and Jehiel, the son of Hachmoni, were with the sons of the king.

33  and Ahithophel was the king's counsellor; and Hushai the Archite was the king's friend;

33  Achitophel was the king’s counsellor: and Chusi the chief friend of the king.

33  Now Ahithophel was the counselor of the king; and Hushai, the Archite, was the king’s friend.

34  and after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar; and the captain of the king's host was Joab.

34  And after this Achitophel Jodae the son of Banaeas came next, and Abiathar: and Joab was the king’s commander-in-chief.

34  After Ahithophel was Jehoiada, the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar. But the leader of the army of the king was Joab.