2 Samuel 8

David’s Triumphs

1 a  Now after this it came about that David
Lit smote
defeated the Philistines and subdued them; and David took
Lit the bridle of the mother city
control of the chief city from the hand of the Philistines.

2 d  He
Lit smote
defeated f  Moab, and measured them with the line, making them lie down on the ground; and he measured two lines to put to death and one full line to keep alive. And g  the Moabites became servants to David h  bringing tribute.

3Then David
Lit smote
defeated j  Hadadezer, the son of Rehob king of Zobah, as k  he went to restore his
Lit hand
rule at the
I.e. Euphrates
4David captured from him 1,700 horsemen and 20,000 foot soldiers; and David n  hamstrung the chariot horses, but reserved enough of them for 100 chariots. 5When o  the Arameans of Damascus came to help Hadadezer, king of Zobah, David
Lit smote
killed 22,000 Arameans.
6Then David put garrisons among the Arameans of Damascus, and q  the Arameans became servants to David, bringing tribute. And r  the  Lord helped David wherever he went. 7David took the shields of gold which were
Lit on
carried by the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.
In 1 Chr 18:8, Tibhath
Betah and from u  Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David took a very large amount of bronze.

9Now when Toi king of v  Hamath heard that David had
Lit smitten
defeated all the army of Hadadezer,
10Toi sent
In 1 Chr 18:10, Hadoram
Joram his son to King David to
Lit ask him of his welfare
greet him and bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer and
Lit smitten
defeated him; for Hadadezer
Lit was a man of wars
had been at war with Toi. And
Lit there were in his hand
Joram brought with him articles of silver, of gold and of bronze.
11King David also ac  dedicated these to the  Lord, with the silver and gold that he had dedicated from all the nations which he had subdued: 12from
Some mss read Edom
Aram and ae  Moab and af  the sons of Ammon and ag  the Philistines and ah  Amalek, and from the spoil of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah.

13So ai  David made a name for himself when he returned from
Lit smiting
killing 18,000
Some mss read Edom
Arameans in al  the Valley of Salt.
14He put garrisons in Edom. In all Edom he put garrisons, and am  all the Edomites became servants to David. And an  the  Lord helped David wherever he went.

15So David reigned over all Israel; and David
Lit was doing
administered justice and righteousness for all his people.
16 ap  Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army, and aq  Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was ar  recorder. 17 as  Zadok the son of Ahitub and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were at  priests, and Seraiah was au  secretary. 18 av  Benaiah the son of Jehoiada
Lit and the Cherethites
was over the ax  Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David’s sons were
Lit priests
az  chief ministers.
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