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2 Samuel 20:24

    2 Samuel 20:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Adoram was over the tribute: and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Adoram was over the tribute: and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and Adoram was over the men subject to taskwork; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was the recorder;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Adoram was overseer of the forced work; and Jehoshaphat, the son of Ahilud, was the recorder;

    Webster's Revision

    and Adoram was over the men subject to taskwork; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was the recorder;

    World English Bible

    and Adoram was over the men subject to forced labor; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was the recorder;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and Adoram was over the tribute: and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was the recorder:

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 20:24

    Adoram was over the tribute - Probably the chief receiver of the taxes; or Chancellor of the Exchequer, as we term it.

    Jehoshaphat - recorder - The registrar of public events.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 20:24

    Adoram - Not mentioned before by name or office. Apparently, therefore, the office was not instituted until the latter part of David's reign, and its duties probably were the collection of the tribute imposed upon vanquished nations, or the command of the forced levies employed in public works. Adoram was stoned to death in the beginning of the reign of Rehoboam 1 Kings 12:18.