Verse 26. "Ira-was a chief ruler about David." - The Hebrew is dywdl hk cohen ledavid, a priest to David; and so the Vulgate, Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic. The Chaldee has br rab, a prince, or chief. He was probably a sort of domestic chaplain to the king. We know that the kings of Judah had their seers, which is nearly the same: Gad was David's seer, chap. xxiv. 11, and Jeduthun was the seer of King Josiah, 2 Chron. xxxv. 16.
The conclusion of this chapter is very similar to the conclusion of chap. viii. 16-18, where see the notes.