1 Kings 4:4
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New International Version
Benaiah son of Jehoiada--commander in chief; Zadok and Abiathar--priests;

New Living Translation
Benaiah son of Jehoiada was commander of the army. Zadok and Abiathar were priests.

English Standard Version
Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was in command of the army; Zadok and Abiathar were priests;

Berean Study Bible
Benaiah son of Jehoiada was in charge of the army; Zadok and Abiathar were priests;

New American Standard Bible
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the army; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;

King James Bible
And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host: and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests:

Christian Standard Bible
Benaiah son of Jehoiada, in charge of the army; Zadok and Abiathar, priests;

Good News Translation
Commander of the army: Benaiah son of Jehoiada Priests: Zadok and Abiathar

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Benaiah son of Jehoiada, in charge of the army; Zadok and Abiathar, priests;

International Standard Version
Jehoiada's son Benaiah commanded the army, Zadok and Abiathar served as priests,

NET Bible
Benaiah son of Jehoiada was commander of the army. Zadok and Abiathar were priests.

New Heart English Bible
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the army; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Benaiah], son of Jehoiada, was commander of the army. [Zadok] and [Abiathar] were priests.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;

New American Standard 1977
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the army; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Benaiah, the son of Jehoiada, was over the host; and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests;

King James 2000 Bible
And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the army: and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests:

American King James Version
And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host: and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests:

American Standard Version
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Banaias the son of Joiada, over the army: and Sadoc and Abiathar priests.

Darby Bible Translation
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;

English Revised Version
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;

Webster's Bible Translation
And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the army: and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests:

World English Bible
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the army; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;

Young's Literal Translation
and Benaiah son of Jehoiada is over the host; and Zadok and Abiathar are priests;
Study Bible
Solomon's Princes
3Elihoreph and Ahijah, the sons of Shisha, were secretaries; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was the recorder; 4Benaiah son of Jehoiada was in charge of the army; Zadok and Abiathar were priests; 5Azariah son of Nathan was in charge of the governors; Zabud son of Nathan was a priest and adviser to the king;…
Cross References
2 Samuel 8:18
Benaiah son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and Pelethites; and David's sons were priests.

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

1 Kings 2:27
So Solomon banished Abiathar from the priesthood of the LORD and so fulfilled the word the LORD had spoken at Shiloh against the house of Eli.

1 Kings 2:35
And the king appointed Benaiah son of Jehoiada in Joab's place over the army, and he appointed Zadok the priest in Abiathar's place.

Treasury of Scripture

And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host: and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests:

Benaiah

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

Zadok

1 Kings 2:26,27,35 And to Abiathar the priest said the king, Get you to Anathoth, to …

(4) Zadok and Abiathar . . . the priests.--Abiathar, though disgraced and practically deposed, was still regarded theoretically as priest (much as Annas is called "high priest" in the Gospels), for the priesthood was properly for life.

Verse 4. - And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada [see on 1 Kings 1:32] was [the A. V. supplies was and were quite needlessly in this and succeeding verses. This is simply a list of Solomon's princes and of the offices they discharged] over the host [cf. 1 Kings 2:35]: and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests [the mention of Abiathar's name after his deposition (1 Kings 2:27, 35) has occasioned much remark, and has even led to the belief that he was subsequently pardoned and restored to office (Clericus). Theodoret remarks quite truly, τὴν ἀρχὴν ἀφείλατο οὐ τῆς ἱερωσύνης ἐγύμνωσεν, and similarly Grotius. But a simpler explanation is that his name is put down here because he had been high priest, though for a brief period only, under Solomon. See above on ver. 2.] And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the host,.... General of the army in the room of Joab, 1 Kings 2:35;

and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests; so they were when Solomon came to the throne; but Abiathar was deposed by him after some time, though he might retain the name afterwards, and be employed, as Ben Gersom thinks, in case of necessity, in the room of Zadok, or, however, be employed as a common priest at Jerusalem, upon a reconciliation with Solomon; though Kimchi thinks another Abiathar is meant, which is not so likely. 4. Benaiah … was over the host—formerly captain of the guard. He had succeeded Joab as commander of the forces.

Zadok and Abiathar were the priests—Only the first discharged the sacred functions; the latter had been banished to his country seat and retained nothing more than the name of high priest.4:1-19 In the choice of the great officers of Solomon's court, no doubt, his wisdom appeared. Several are the same that were in his father's time. A plan was settled by which no part of the country was exhausted to supply his court, though each sent its portion.
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