2 Samuel 8

CHAPTER 8

David Strikes the Nations

And it came to pass after these things, David struck the Philistines, and put them to flight. And David took the things being separated from out of the hand of the Philistines. And David struck Moab, and he measured them out in measuring lines, resting them upon the ground; and there were the two measured out lines to kill, and the fullness of the third measured out line he took alive. And Moab became to David for servants bearing tribute. And David struck Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah, in his going to set his hand against the Euphrates river. And David first took of his things a thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand men -- footmen. And David disabled all the chariots, and he left behind for himself of them a hundred chariots. And [3comes 1Syria 2of Damascus] to help Hadadezer king of Zobah. And David struck among the Syrians twenty and two thousand men. And David put a detachment in Syria near Damascus. And [3became 1the 2Syrians] to David for servants bearing tribute. And the  lord delivered David wheresoever he went. And David took the armlets of gold, the ones that were upon the children of Hadadezer king of Zobah, and he brought them unto Jerusalem. And from Betah, and from the chosen cities of Hadadezer, [3took 1king 2David 6brass 5much 4exceedingly]. And [5heard 1Toi 2the 3king 4of Hamath] that David struck all the force of Hadadezer. 10 And Toi sent Joram his son to king David to ask him the things for peace, and congratulated him over which he waged war with Hadadezer, and struck him, for he was an adversary of Hadadezer. And in his hands were items of silver, and items of gold, and items of brass.

David Dedicates the Spoils to The LORD

11 And these things [3sanctified 1king 2David] to the  lord, with the silver, and the gold of which he sanctified from all of the cities which he overpowered; 12 and from Edom, and from Moab, and from the sons of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalek, and from the spoils of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah. 13 And David made a name for himself. And in his returning he struck Idumea in Gebelem to eighteen thousand. 14 And he put in Edom detachments; in all Edom he stationed ones setting up monuments, and [5became 1all 2the ones 3in 4Edom] servants to David. And the  lord preserved David wheresoever he went. 15 And David reigned over all Israel. And David was executing equity and righteousness over all his people. 16 And Joab son of Zeruiah was over the military. And Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was over the ones recording. 17 And Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar were priests. And Seriah was the scribe, 18 and Benaiah son of Jehoiada was counselor. And the Cherethite and the Pelethite, and the sons of David were chiefs of the palace.
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