16 Joab(A) son of Zeruiah was over the army; Jehoshaphat(B) son of Ahilud was recorder;(C) 17 Zadok(D) son of Ahitub and Ahimelek son of Abiathar(E) were priests; Seraiah was secretary;(F) 18 Benaiah(G) son of Jehoiada was over the Kerethites(H) and Pelethites; and David’s sons were priests.[a]

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  1. 2 Samuel 8:18 Or were chief officials (see Septuagint and Targum; see also 1 Chron. 18:17)

Elihoreph and Ahijah, sons of Shisha—secretaries;(A)

Jehoshaphat(B) son of Ahilud—recorder;

Benaiah(C) son of Jehoiada—commander in chief;

Zadok(D) and Abiathar—priests;

Azariah son of Nathan—in charge of the district governors;

Zabud son of Nathan—a priest and adviser to the king;

Ahishar—palace administrator;(E)

Adoniram(F) son of Abda—in charge of forced labor.(G)

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