1 Chronicles 18
David's Triumphs1 Some time later, David defeated the Philistines, subdued them, and took Gath and its villages from the hand of the Philistines. 2 [David] also defeated the Moabites, and they became subject to David and brought him tribute. 3 [As far as] Hamath, David also defeated King Hadadezer of Zobah, who had marched out to establish his dominion ▼
▼ Hebrew his handalong the Euphrates River. 4 David captured from him a thousand chariots, seven thousand charioteers, and twenty thousand foot soldiers, and he hamstrung all the horses except a hundred he kept for the chariots. 5 When the Arameans of Damascus came to help King Hadadezer of Zobah, David struck down twenty-two thousand men. 6 Then he placed [garrisons] ▼
▼ LXX, Vulgate, 2 Samuel 8:6 (compare Syriac); Hebrew does not include garrisonsin Aram of Damascus, and the Arameans became subject to David and brought him tribute. So the LORD made David victorious ▼
▼ Or the LORD saved David; also in verse 13wherever he went. 7 And David took the gold shields that belonged to the officers of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem. 8 And from Tibhath ▼
▼ Tibhath is a variant of Tebahand Cun, cities of Hadadezer, David took a large amount of bronze, with which Solomon made the bronze Sea, the pillars, and [various] bronze articles. 9 When King Tou of Hamath heard that David had defeated the entire army of Hadadezer king of Zobah, 10 he sent his son Hadoram to greet King David and bless him for fighting against Hadadezer and defeating him. For Tou and Hadadezer had been at war. Hadoram brought all kinds of articles of gold and silver and bronze, 11 and King David dedicated these to the LORD, along with the silver and gold he had carried off from all [these] nations— from Edom and Moab, and from the Ammonites, Philistines, and Amalekites. 12 Moreover, Abishai son of Zeruiah struck down eighteen thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt. 13 He placed garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites were subject to David. So the LORD made David victorious wherever he went.
David's Officers14 Thus David reigned over all Israel, administering justice and righteousness for all his people: 15 Joab son of Zeruiah was over the army; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud [was] the historian; 16 Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech ▼
▼ Some Hebrew manuscripts, Vulgate and Syriac (see also 2 Samuel 8:17); most Hebrew manuscripts Abimelekson of Abiathar were priests; Shavsha [was] the scribe; 17 Benaiah son of Jehoiada was over the Kerethites and Pelethites; and David’s sons were chief officials at the king’s side.
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