1So HaMelech Sh'lomo was Melech over kol Yisroel. 2And these were the sarim which he had; Azaryah Ben Tzadok HaKohen, 3Elichoreph and Achiyah, the Bnei Shisha, Sofrim (scribes); Yehoshaphat Ben Achilud, the Mazkir (secretary). 4And Benayah Ben Yehoyada was over the Tzava (army); and Tzadok and Evyatar (Abiathar) were the Kohanim; 5And Azaryah Ben Natan was over the Nitzavim (commissioners) and Zavud Ben Natan kohen re'eh HaMelech; 6And Achishar was over the Bais (palace); and Adoniram Ben Avda was over the forced labor. 7And Sh'lomo had twelve Nitzavim (commissioners) over kol Yisroel, which provided provision for HaMelech and his Bais (palace); each man his month in a shanah (year) made provision. 8And these are their shemot; Ben Hur, in har Ephrayim; 9The Ben Deker, in Makatz, and in Sha'alvim, and Beit Shemesh, and Elon Beit Chanan; 10Ben Chesed, in Arubot; to him pertained Sochoh, and kol Eretz Chepher; 11Ben Avinadav, in kol Naphat Dor; which had Taphat Bat Sh'lomo as his isha; 12Ba'ana Ben Achilud; Ta'nach and Megiddo, and kol Beit She'an, which is near Zartanah below Yizre'el (Jezreel), from Beit She'an to Avel Mecholah, even unto beyond Yokme'am; 13Ben Gever, in Ramot Gil`ad; to him pertained the towns of Yair Ben Menasheh, which are in Gil`ad; to him also pertained the region of Argov, which is in Bashan, threescore arim gedolim with chomah and gate bars of nechoshet; 14Achinadav Ben Iddo had Machanayim; 15Achima'atz was in Naphtali; he also took Ba'smat Bat Sh'lomo as his isha; 16Ba'anah Ben Chushai was in Asher and in Alot; 17Yehoshaphat Ben Paruach, in Yissakhar; 18Shimei Ben Elah, in Binyamin; 19Gever Ben Uri was in Eretz Gil`ad, in Eretz Sichon Melech Emori, and of Og Melech HaBashan; and he was the only Netziv (commissioner) which was in the land. 20Yehudah and Yisroel were many, as the chol (sand) which is by the yam in multitude, eating and drinking, and rejoicing.
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