And of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brethren, men of valor, a thousand and seven hundred, were officers over them of Israel on this side of the Jordan westward in all the business of the LORD, and in the service of the king.
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George Leo Haydock
Beyond. Hebrew meheber means, "at the passage, or on either side. "Protestants, "on this side Jordan, westward. "This would seem to designate the countries nearer Jerusalem. (Haydock)
But westward may also be understood with reference to Ruben, so as to mean the parts along the river.
King. To decide both ecclesiastical and civil causes. (Calmet)
They also inspected the preparations for the temple, and gathered the king's tribute. (Grotius)