2 Samuel 20:26
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English Standard Version
and Ira the Jairite was also David’s priest.

King James Bible
And Ira also the Jairite was a chief ruler about David.

American Standard Version
and also Ira the Jairite was chief minister unto David.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Ira the Jairite was the priest of David.

English Revised Version
and Ira also the Jairite was priest unto David.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Ira also the Jairite was a chief ruler about David.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The woman's words made an impression upon Joab. He felt the truthfulness of her reproaches, and replied, "Far be it, far be it from me, to swallow up or destroy." אם, as in the case of oaths: "truly not."

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2 Samuel 23:38 Ira an Ithrite, Gareb an Ithrite,

1 Chronicles 11:40 Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,


Judges 10:4,5 And he had thirty sons that rode on thirty donkey colts, and they had thirty cities, which are called Havothjair to this day...

chief ruler. or, prince

2 Samuel 8:18 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over both the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chief rulers.

Genesis 41:43,45 And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee...

Exodus 2:14,16 And he said, Who made you a prince and a judge over us? intend you to kill me, as you killed the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said...

The hebrew is {cohen ledawid,} which might be rendered, a {priest of David;} and so the Septuagint, Vulgate, Syriac, and Arabic. The chaldee hav {rav}, a chief or prince: probably he was a kind of {domestic chaplain} or {seer} to the king.

2 Samuel 24:11 For when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,

2 Chronicles 35:15 And the singers the sons of Asaph were in their place, according to the commandment of David, and Asaph, and Heman...

Cross References
2 Samuel 20:25
and Sheva was secretary; and Zadok and Abiathar were priests;

2 Samuel 21:1
Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year. And David sought the face of the LORD. And the LORD said, "There is bloodguilt on Saul and on his house, because he put the Gibeonites to death."

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