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2 Samuel 8

2 Samuel 8:1  
After this, David struck the Philistines and subdued them; and David took the bridle of the mother city out of the hand of the Philistines.

2 Samuel 8:2  
He defeated Moab, and measured them with the line, making them to lie down on the ground; and he measured two lines to put to death, and one full line to keep alive. The Moabites became servants to David, and brought tribute.

2 Samuel 8:3  
David also struck Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his dominion at the River.

2 Samuel 8:4  
David took from him one thousand seven hundred horsemen and twenty thousand footmen. David hamstrung the chariot horses, but reserved enough of them for one hundred chariots.

2 Samuel 8:5  
When the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck twenty two thousand men of the Syrians.

2 Samuel 8:6  
Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus; and the Syrians became servants to David, and brought tribute. Yahweh gave victory to David wherever he went.

2 Samuel 8:7  
David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.

2 Samuel 8:8  
From Betah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took a great quantity of bronze.

2 Samuel 8:9  
When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had struck all the army of Hadadezer,

2 Samuel 8:10  
then Toi sent Joram his son to king David to greet him and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer and struck him; for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. Joram brought with him vessels of silver, vessels of gold, and vessels of bronze.

2 Samuel 8:11  
King David also dedicated these to Yahweh, with the silver and gold that he dedicated of all the nations which he subdued—

2 Samuel 8:12  
of Syria, of Moab, of the children of Ammon, of the Philistines, of Amalek, and of the plunder of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah.

2 Samuel 8:13  
David earned a reputation when he returned from striking down eighteen thousand men of the Syrians in the Valley of Salt.

2 Samuel 8:14  
He put garrisons in Edom. Throughout all Edom, he put garrisons, and all the Edomites became servants to David. Yahweh gave victory to David wherever he went.

2 Samuel 8:15  
David reigned over all Israel; and David executed justice and righteousness for all his people.

2 Samuel 8:16  
Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army, Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder,

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

2 Samuel 8:18  
Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David’s sons were chief ministers.


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