2S 8:1And after this David struck the Philistines and subdued them. And David took control of the chief city out of the hand of the Philistines.

2S 8:2And he struck Moab. And making them lie down on the ground, he measured them with a measuring line; and he measured out two lengths of them to be put to death and one full length to be kept alive. And the Moabites became servants to David and brought tribute.

2S 8:3Then David struck Hadadezer the son of Rehob, the king of Zobah, when he went to recover his power at the River.

2S 8:4And David took from him a thousand seven hundred horsemen and twenty thousand foot soldiers. And David hamstrung all the chariot horses but left enough of them for a hundred chariots.

2S 8:5And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer the king of Zobah, David struck twenty-two thousand men among the Syrians.

2S 8:6And David put garrisons among the Syrians of Damascus, and the Syrians became servants to David and brought tribute. And Jehovah preserved David wherever he went.

2S 8:7And David took the shields of gold that were with the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.

2S 8:8And from Betah and Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David took very much bronze.

2S 8:9Then when Toi the king of Hamath heard that David had struck down all the army of Hadadezer,

2S 8:10Toi sent Joram his son to King David to greet him and congratulate him for fighting against Hadadezer and striking him down, for Hadadezer had been at war with Toi. And in Joram’s hand were articles of silver and of gold and of bronze.

2S 8:11King David consecrated these also to Jehovah along with the silver and gold that he consecrated from all the nations that he had subdued:

2S 8:12From the Syrians and from the Moabites and from the children of Ammon and from the Philistines and from the Amalekites and from the spoil of Hadadezer the son of Rehob, the king of Zobah.

2S 8:13And David made a name for himself when he returned from striking down the Syrians in the Valley of Salt, that is, eighteen thousand men.

2S 8:14And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom he put garrisons; and all the Edomites became servants to David. And Jehovah preserved David wherever he went.

2S 8:15So David reigned over all Israel, and David executed justice and righteousness for all his people.

2S 8:16And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army, and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder.

2S 8:17And Zadok the son of Ahitub and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were priests, and Seraiah was scribe.

2S 8:18And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites, and David’s sons were his chief ministers.

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