David’s Officials

23 Joab(A) was over Israel’s entire army; Benaiah son of Jehoiada was over the Kerethites and Pelethites; 24 Adoniram[a](B) was in charge of forced labor; Jehoshaphat(C) son of Ahilud was recorder; 25 Sheva was secretary; Zadok(D) and Abiathar were priests; 26 and Ira the Jairite[b] was David’s priest.

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  1. 2 Samuel 20:24 Some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 1 Kings 4:6 and 5:14); Hebrew Adoram
  2. 2 Samuel 20:26 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts and Syriac (see also 23:38) Ithrite

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