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.
27:4 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
(b) That is, Dodais lieutenant.
27:16 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.
27:21 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.
27:24 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 David.
(e) The commandment of the king was abominable to Joab,
(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 verses.
27:32 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 sons:
(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
(i) After Ahithophel hanged himself, (2Sa 17:23),
Jehoiada was made counsellor.