David’s Officials

23 Joab(A) was over Israel’s entire army; Benaiah son of Jehoiada was over the Kerethites and Pelethites;

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20 Benaiah(A) son of Jehoiada, a valiant fighter from Kabzeel,(B) performed great exploits. He struck down Moab’s two mightiest warriors. He also went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion.

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But Zadok(A) the priest, Benaiah(B) son of Jehoiada, Nathan(C) the prophet, Shimei(D) and Rei and David’s special guard(E) did not join Adonijah.

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38 So Zadok(A) the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, the Kerethites(B) and the Pelethites went down and had Solomon mount King David’s mule, and they escorted him to Gihon.(C)

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25 So King Solomon gave orders to Benaiah(A) son of Jehoiada, and he struck down Adonijah and he died.(B)

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35 The king put Benaiah(A) son of Jehoiada over the army in Joab’s position and replaced Abiathar with Zadok(B) the priest.

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46 Then the king gave the order to Benaiah(A) son of Jehoiada, and he went out and struck Shimei(B) down and he died.

The kingdom was now established(C) in Solomon’s hands.

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Benaiah(A) son of Jehoiada—commander in chief;

Zadok(B) and Abiathar—priests;

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