18 Benaiah(A) son of Jehoiada was over the Kerethites(B) and Pelethites; and David’s sons were priests.[a]

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Footnotes

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

18 All his men marched past him, along with all the Kerethites(A) and Pelethites; and all the six hundred Gittites who had accompanied him from Gath marched before the king.

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So Joab’s men and the Kerethites(A) and Pelethites and all the mighty warriors went out under the command of Abishai. They marched out from Jerusalem to pursue Sheba son of Bikri.

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David’s Officials

23 Joab(A) was over Israel’s entire army; Benaiah son of Jehoiada was over the Kerethites and Pelethites;

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38 So Zadok(A) the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, the Kerethites(B) and the Pelethites went down and had Solomon mount King David’s mule, and they escorted him to Gihon.(C)

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44 The king has sent with him Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, the Kerethites and the Pelethites, and they have put him on the king’s mule,

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17 Benaiah son of Jehoiada was over the Kerethites and Pelethites;(A) and David’s sons were chief officials at the king’s side.

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16 therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am about to stretch out my hand against the Philistines,(A) and I will wipe out the Kerethites(B) and destroy those remaining along the coast.(C)

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Woe to you who live by the sea,
    you Kerethite(A) people;
the word of the Lord is against you,(B)
    Canaan, land of the Philistines.
He says, “I will destroy you,
    and none will be left.”(C)

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