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1 Chronicles 18

1 Chronicles 18:1  
After this, David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and took Gath and its towns out of the hand of the Philistines.

1 Chronicles 18:2  
He defeated Moab; and the Moabites became servants to David and brought tribute.

1 Chronicles 18:3  
David defeated Hadadezer king of Zobah, toward Hamath, as he went to establish his dominion by the river Euphrates.

1 Chronicles 18:4  
David took from him one thousand chariots, seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen; and David hamstrung all the chariot horses, but reserved of them enough for one hundred chariots.

1 Chronicles 18:5  
When the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck twenty-two thousand men of the Syrians.

1 Chronicles 18:6  
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.

1 Chronicles 18:7  
David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.

1 Chronicles 18:8  
From Tibhath and from Cun, cities of Hadadezer, David took very much bronze, with which Solomon made the bronze sea, the pillars, and the vessels of bronze.

1 Chronicles 18:9  
When Tou king of Hamath heard that David had struck all the army of Hadadezer king of Zobah,

1 Chronicles 18:10  
he sent Hadoram 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 Tou); and he had with him all kinds of vessels of gold and silver and bronze.

1 Chronicles 18:11  
King David also dedicated these to Yahweh, with the silver and the gold that he carried away from all the nations: from Edom, from Moab, from the children of Ammon, from the Philistines, and from Amalek.

1 Chronicles 18:12  
Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah struck eighteen thousand of the Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

1 Chronicles 18:13  
He put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites became servants to David. Yahweh gave victory to David wherever he went.

1 Chronicles 18:14  
David reigned over all Israel; and he executed justice and righteousness for all his people.

1 Chronicles 18:15  
Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;

1 Chronicles 18:16  
Zadok the son of Ahitub and Abimelech the son of Abiathar were priests; Shavsha was scribe;

1 Chronicles 18:17  
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and the sons of David were chief officials serving the king.


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