14 David ruled over all Israel. He did everything that was right and fair for all his people. 15 Zeruiah's son Joab was the leader of Israel's army. Ahilud's son Jehoshaphat wrote down the important things that happened. 16 Ahitub's son Zadok and Abiathar's son Ahimelech were priests. Shavsha was David's secretary. 17 Jehoiada's son Benaiah was the leader of David's personal guards. David's sons were his most important officers.
18:17David's personal guards (bodyguards) were men who belonged to the Kerithite and Pelethite people.