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16 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was [a]recorder; 17 and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were priests; and Seraiah was [b]scribe; 18 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada [c]was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David’s sons were [d]chief ministers.

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  1. 2 Samuel 8:16 Or, chronicler
  2. 2 Samuel 8:17 Or, secretary
  3. 2 Samuel 8:18 So in 20:23 and 1 Chr. 18:17. The Hebrew text has and the Cherethithes etc.
  4. 2 Samuel 8:18 Or, priests