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16 The general of his army was Joab (son of Zeruiah), and his secretary of state was Jehoshaphat (son of Ahilud). 17 Zadok (son of Ahitub) and Ahimelech (son of Abiathar) were the High Priests, and Seraiah was the king’s private secretary. 18 Benaiah (son of Jehoiada) was captain of his bodyguard,[a] and David’s sons were his assistants.*

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  1. 2 Samuel 8:18 captain of his bodyguard, literally, “the Cherethites and Pelethites.” were his assistants, literally, “were priests”; see 1 Chronicles 18:17.

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