2 Samuel 8

1And it came to pass after this, that David attacked the Philistines, and put them to flight, and David took the tribute from out of the hand of the Philistines. 2Then David attacked Moab, and measured them out with lines, having laid them down on the ground. And there were two lines for slaying, and two lines he kept alive. And Moab became servants to David, yielding tribute. 3Then David attacked Hadadezer the son of Rehob king of Zobah, as he went to extend his power to the River Euphrates. 4And David took a thousand of his chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David hamstrung all his chariot horses, but he reserved for himself a hundred chariots. 5And Syria of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, and David struck down twenty-two thousand of the Syrians. 6And David placed a garrison in Syria near Damascus, and the Syrians became servants and tributaries to David. And the Lord preserved David wherever he went. 7And David took the golden bracelets which were on the servants of Hadadezer king of Zobah, and brought them to Jerusalem. And Susakim king of Egypt took them, when he went up to Jerusalem in the days of Rehoboam son of Solomon. 8And King David took from Metebac, and from the choice cities of Hadadezer, very much brass; with that Solomon made the bronze sea, and the pillars, and the lavers, and all the furniture. 9And Toi the king of Hemath heard that David had defeated all the armies of Hadadezer. 10And Toi sent Joram his son to King David, to ask him of his welfare, and to congratulate him on his fighting against Hadadezer and smiting him, for he was an enemy to Hadadezer: and in his hands were vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass. 11And these King David consecrated to the Lord, with the silver and with the gold which he consecrated out of all the cities which he conquered, 12out of Edom and out of Moab, and from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amelek, and from the spoils of Hadadezer son of Rehob king of Zobah. 13And David made himself a name. And when he returned he struck Edom in Gebelem to the number of eighteen thousand. 14And he set garrisons in Edom, even in all Edom: and all the Edomites were servants to the king. And the Lord preserved David wherever he went. 15And David reigned over all Israel: and David brought about judgment and justice over all his people. 16And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was keeper of the records. 17And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech son of Abiathar, were priests; and Seraiah was the scribe, 18and Benaiah son of Jehoida was counselor, and the Cherethite and the Pelethite and the sons of David were princes of the court.
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