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16 Joab son of Zeruiah was commander of the army. Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was the royal historian. 17 Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar were the priests. Seraiah was the court secretary. 18 Benaiah son of Jehoiada was captain of the king’s bodyguard.[a] And David’s sons served as priestly leaders.[b]

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  1. 8:18a Hebrew of the Kerethites and Pelethites.
  2. 8:18b Hebrew David’s sons were priests; compare parallel text at 1 Chr 18:17.

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