27:1 Now the children of Israel after their number, [to wit], the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that served the king in any matter of the courses, a which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course [were] twenty and four thousand.
(a) Who executed their charge and office, which
is meant by coming in and going out.
And over the course of the second month [was] Dodai an Ahohite, and of his
course [was] Mikloth also the b ruler:
in his course likewise [were] twenty and four thousand.
(b) That is, Dodais lieutenant.
Furthermore c over the tribes of Israel:
the ruler of the Reubenites [was] Eliezer the son of Zichri: of the Simeonites,
Shephatiah the son of Maachah:
(c) Meaning besides those twelve captains.
Of the d half [tribe] of Manasseh in
Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariah: of Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner:
(d) Which is beyond Jordan in respect to Judah,
also one captain was over the Reubenites and the Gadites.
Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but he finished not, e
because there fell wrath for it against Israel; neither was the number put in
the account of the f chronicles of king
(e) The commandment of the king was abominable to
Joab, (1 Chronicles
(f) The Hebrews make both these books of Chronicles
but one, and at this verse make the middle of the book concerning the number of
Also Jonathan David's uncle was a counsellor, a wise man, and a g
scribe: and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni [was] with the king's h
(g) That is, a man learned in the word of God.
(h) To be their schoolmasters and teachers.
27:34 And i
after Ahithophel [was] Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar: and the
general of the king's army [was] Joab.
(i) After Ahithophel hanged himself, (2 Samuel
17:23), Jehoiada was made counsellor.