2 Samuel 20:26
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King James Version
And Ira also the Jairite was a chief ruler about David.

Darby Bible Translation
and Ira also, the Jairite, was David's chief ruler.

World English Bible
and also Ira the Jairite was chief minister to David.

Young's Literal Translation
and also, Ira the Jairite hath been minister to David.

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King James Translators' Notes

a chief...: or, a prince

Geneva Study Bible

And Ira also the Jairite was a {o} chief ruler about David.

(o) Either in dignity or familiarity.2 Samuel 20:26 Parallel Commentaries

Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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

2 Samuel 21:1
Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.

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