1 Chronicles 18:16
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelek son of Abiathar were priests; Shavsha was secretary;

New Living Translation
Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar were the priests. Seraiah was the court secretary.

English Standard Version
and Zadok the son of Ahitub and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were priests; and Shavsha was secretary;

Berean Study Bible
Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar were priests; Shavsha was the scribe;

New American Standard Bible
and Zadok the son of Ahitub and Abimelech the son of Abiathar were priests, and Shavsha was secretary;

King James Bible
And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;

Christian Standard Bible
Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar were priests; Shavsha was court secretary;

Contemporary English Version
Zadok the son of Ahitub and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were the priests. Shavsha was the secretary.

Good News Translation
Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar were priests; Seraiah was court secretary;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar were priests; Shavsha was court secretary;

International Standard Version
Ahitub's son Zadok and Abiathar's son Ahimelech were priests, Shavsha was his personal secretary,

NET Bible
Zadok son of Ahitub and Abimelech son of Abiathar were priests; Shavsha was scribe;

New Heart English Bible
and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were priests; and Shavsha was scribe;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Ahitub's son Zadok and Abiathar's son Abimelech were priests. Shavsha was the royal scribe.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were priests; and Shavsha was scribe;

New American Standard 1977
and Zadok the son of Ahitub and Abimelech the son of Abiathar were priests, and Shavsha was secretary;

Jubilee Bible 2000
and Zadok, the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech, the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;

King James 2000 Bible
And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;

American King James Version
And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;

American Standard Version
and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were priests; and Shavsha was scribe;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Sadoc the son of Achitob, and Achimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests: and Susa, scribe.

Darby Bible Translation
and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;

English Revised Version
and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were priests; and Shavsha was scribe;

Webster's Bible Translation
And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;

World English Bible
and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were priests; and Shavsha was scribe;

Young's Literal Translation
and Zadok son of Ahitub, and Abimelech son of Abiathar, are priests, and Shavsha is scribe,
Study Bible
David's Officers
15Joab son of Zeruiah was over the army; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was the historian; 16Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar were priests; Shavsha was the scribe; 17Benaiah son of Jehoiada was over the Kerethites and Pelethites; and David’s sons were chief officials at the king’s side.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 18:15
Joab son of Zeruiah was over the army; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was the historian;

1 Chronicles 18:17
Benaiah son of Jehoiada was over the Kerethites and Pelethites; and David’s sons were chief officials at the king’s side.

1 Chronicles 24:6
The secretary, Shemaiah son of Nethanel, a Levite, recorded their names in the presence of the king and the officers Zadok the priest, Ahimelech son of Abiathar, and the heads of families of the priests and the Levites—one family being taken from Eleazar, and then one from Ithamar.

Treasury of Scripture

And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;

Abimelech

2 Samuel 8:17 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were …

Ahimelech
Abiathar

2 Samuel 20:25 And Sheva was scribe: and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests:

1 Kings 2:35 And the king put Benaiah the son of Jehoiada in his room over the …

Shavsha

2 Samuel 8:17 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were …

Seraiah
sheva

1 Kings 4:3 Elihoreph and Ahiah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the …

Shisha







(16) Zadok, of the line of Eleazar (1Chronicles 6:4-8). (Comp. 1Chronicles 12:28; 1Chronicles 16:39; 2Samuel 8:17; 2Samuel 15:24; 2Samuel 19:11; 1Kings 1:8; 1Kings 4:4.)

Abimelech the son of Abiathar.--Read Ahimelech the son of Abiathar. Samuel has "Ahimelech the son of Abiathar." Elsewhere Zadok and Abiathar figure as the priests of David's reign (comp. 2Samuel 15:29; 2Samuel 15:35), and as Abiathar was a son of the Ahimelech who was slain at Nob by Saul's orders (1Samuel 22:20), it has been proposed to read here and in the parallel passage," Abiathar the son of Ahimelech." The correction, however, is far from certain, inasmuch as an "Ahimelech son of Abiathar," who was priest in David's time, is mentioned thrice in 1Chronicles 24:3; 1Chronicles 24:6; 1Chronicles 24:31, and this Ahimelech may have been acting as locum tenens for his father at the time when this brief list was drawn up. In the absence of details, it would be arbitrary to alter the text of four different passages of the Chronicles. In Samuel the Syriac and Arabic read "Abiathar son of Ahimelech," but here LXX., Vulg., Syriac, Arabic, all have "Ahimelech son of Abiathar."

Abiathar was of the lineage of Ithamar.

Shavsha.--Besides the variants in the margin, 2Samuel 20:25 has "Sh?va" (Heb. margin, Sh?ya). Seraiah (with which comp. Israel) appears to be the original name. (Comp. Syriac and Arabic, "Sar?y?.")

Verse 16. - Abimelech the son of Abiathar. The reading in the parallel place is, "Abimelech the son of Abiathar," as also in 1 Chronicles 24:6; but comparison of 1 Samuel 22:20; 2 Samuel 20:25; 1 Kings 1:7, 8, suggests that the right reading would be "Abiathar the son of Ahimelech." With this Mark 2:26 agrees, and tells of a correct manuscript, from which, indirectly, the quotation came. Shavsha. The parallel place reads Seraiaha; 2 Samuel 20:25 reads Sheva; and 1 Kings 4:3 reads Shisha. The differences are probably due simply to errors of transcription. Scribe. The historical development of this title is obscure, and not easy to trace. The use of some form or other of the root is abundantly frequent from the times of the earliest parts of Scripture, in the sense of "numbering," or "declaring," or "recording." Perhaps our title of "secretary" would answer sufficiently to it, and all the better, because the Old Testament scribes were also of different leading kinds, like in some degree to our various secretaries of state. There was the kind of scribe of Judges 5:14 - where our Authorized Version is far from the mark, and should rather read "the staff of the scribe," in place of "the pen of the writer" - a military officer, whose duty it was to keep the muster-roll. There was the scribe of 2 Kings 25:19 - a passage which throws light on the former (see also Isaiah 33:18; Jeremiah 52:25). There were the scribes of a more literary, lawyer-like, or clerk-like kind, as here, and in the parallel place, and in 2 Samuel 20:25; 1 Kings 4:3; 1 Chronicles 2:55. In the time of Hezekiah, if not before, the scribes became distinctly a class of men (Proverbs 25:1; Jeremiah 8:8); and the times of the Captivity greatly enlarged their importance. Their exact duties in the best times of the monarchy are not laid down, but the dignified place the king's scribe held is evident from the company in which he is placed here and in the parallel passage. 18:1-17 David's victories. - This chapter is the same as 2Sa 8. Our good fight of faith, under the Captain of our salvation, will end in everlasting triumph and peace. The happiness of Israel, through David's victories, and just government, faintly shadowed forth the happiness of the redeemed in the realms above.
Jump to Previous
Abiathar Abi'athar Abimelech Ahimelech Ahim'elech Ahitub Ahi'tub Priests Scribe Secretary Zadok
Jump to Next
Abiathar Abi'athar Abimelech Ahimelech Ahim'elech Ahitub Ahi'tub Priests Scribe Secretary Zadok
Links
1 Chronicles 18:16 NIV
1 Chronicles 18:16 NLT
1 Chronicles 18:16 ESV
1 Chronicles 18:16 NASB
1 Chronicles 18:16 KJV

1 Chronicles 18:16 Biblia Paralela
1 Chronicles 18:16 Chinese Bible
1 Chronicles 18:16 French Bible
1 Chronicles 18:16 German Bible

Alphabetical: Abiathar Abimelech Ahimelech Ahitub and of priests secretary Shavsha son the was were Zadok

OT History: 1 Chronicles 18:16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub (1 Chron. 1Ch iCh i Ch 1 chr 1chr) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
1 Chronicles 18:15
Top of Page
Top of Page