20:23 Joab was in command of all the army of Israel. See note on v. 6. Having regained his former position, apparently without protest from David, Joab retained it until he was executed by Solomon for treason (1 Kin. 1:7; 2:22, 28–35).
Benaiah . . . the Cherethites and the Pelethites. See 1 Sam. 30:14 note.