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1 Chronicles 18:1-17

18  And it came about afterward that David proceeded to strike down the Phi·lis′tines+ and subdue them and take Gath+ and its dependent towns* out of the hand of the Phi·lis′tines.  Then he struck Mo′ab+ down, and the Mo′ab·ites came to be David’s servants bearing tribute.*+  And David went on to strike down Had·ad·e′zer+ the king of Zo′bah+ at Ha′math+ as he was going his way to set up his control* at the river Eu·phra′tes.+  Further, David captured from him a thousand chariots and seven thousand horsemen and twenty thousand men on foot.+ Then David hamstrung+ all the chariot horses,+ but he let a hundred chariot horses* of them remain.  When Syria* of Damascus came to help Had·ad·e′zer the king of Zo′bah,+ David went striking down among the Syrians twenty-two thousand men.  After that David put [garrisons]* in Syria of Damascus,+ and the Syrians came to be David’s servants bearing tribute.+ And Jehovah kept giving salvation to David wherever he went.+  Moreover, David took the circular shields+ of gold that happened to be on the servants of Had·ad·e′zer and brought them to Jerusalem.+  And from Tib′hath+ and Cun, cities of Had·ad·e′zer, David took very much copper. With it Sol′o·mon made the copper sea+ and the pillars+ and the copper utensils.+  When To′u* the king of Ha′math+ heard that David had struck down all the military force of Had·ad·e′zer+ the king of Zo′bah, 10  he immediately sent Ha·do′ram+ his son to King David to ask him about his welfare and congratulate* him over the fact that he had fought against Had·ad·e′zer so that he struck him down, (for Had·ad·e′zer had become trained in warfare against To′u,*) and [there were with him] all sorts of articles of gold and silver+ and copper. 11  These also King David sanctified+ to Jehovah together with the silver and the gold that he had carried off from all the nations,+ from E′dom and from Mo′ab+ and from the sons of Am′mon+ and from the Phi·lis′tines+ and from Am′a·lek.+ 12  As for A·bish′ai+ the son of Ze·ru′iah,+ he struck down the E′dom·ites in the Valley of Salt,+ eighteen thousand. 13  So he put garrisons in E′dom, and all the E′dom·ites came to be David’s servants.+ And Jehovah kept saving David wherever he went.+ 14  And David continued to reign over all Israel,+ and he was continually rendering judicial decision and righteousness for all his people.+ 15  And Jo′ab the son of Ze·ru′iah was over the army,+ and Je·hosh′a·phat+ the son of A·hi′lud was recorder.* 16  And Za′dok+ the son of A·hi′tub and A·him′e·lech*+ the son of A·bi′a·thar were priests, and Shav′sha+ was secretary. 17  And Be·nai′ah+ the son of Je·hoi′a·da+ was over the Cher′e·thites+ and the Pel′e·thites;+ and the sons of David were the first in position at the side of the king.+


Lit., “and her daughters.”
Lit., “gift.”
Lit., “his hand.”
Possibly, “teams.”
Or, “the Syrians.”
“Put garrisons,” TLXXVg, one Heb. ms and 2Sa 8:6.
“Tou,” MVg; in 2Sa 8:9, 10, “Toi.”
Lit., “bless.”
Lit., “become a man of wars of Tou.”
Lit., “remembrancer.”
“Ahimelech,” LXXSyVg, 12 Heb. mss and 2Sa 8:17; MLXXא, “Abimelech.”