|1||And after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them: and David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines.|
And he smote Moab, and measured
them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines
measured he to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And so
the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.
|3||David smote also Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his border at the river Euphrates.|
|4||And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for an hundred chariots.||seven hundred horsemen houghed|
|5||And when the Syrians of Damascus came to succour Hadadezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.|
|6||Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus: and the Syrians became servants to David, and brought gifts. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.|
|7||And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.|
And from Betah, and from Berothai,
cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass.
|9||When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the host of Hadadezer,|
|10||Then Toi sent Joram his son unto king David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. And Joram brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass:|
|11||Which also king David did dedicate unto the LORD, with the silver and gold that he had dedicated of all nations which he subdued;|
|12||Of Syria, and of Moab, and of the children of Ammon, and of the Philistines, and of Amalek, and of the spoil of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah.|
And David gat him a name
when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt,
being eighteen thousand men.
|valley of salt|
|14||And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became David's servants. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.|
|15||And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.|
|16||And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;|
|17||And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Seraiah was the scribe;|
And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada
was over both the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's
sons were chief rulers.
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