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Chapter
2 Samuel 8

Book of 2 Samuel - Chapter 8

2 Samuel 8:1

After this it happened that 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 struck 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 struck also 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: and David hamstrung all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for one hundred chariots.

2 Samuel 8:5

When the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.

2 Samuel 8:6

Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus; and the Syrians became servants to David, and brought tribute. the LORD 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 exceeding much brass.

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, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass:

2 Samuel 8:11

These also did king David dedicate to the LORD, with the silver and gold that he dedicated of all the nations which he subdued;

2 Samuel 8:12

of Syria, and of Moab, and of the children of Ammon, and of the Philistines, and of Amalek, and of the spoil of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah.

2 Samuel 8:13

David earned a reputation when he returned from smiting the Syrians in the Valley of Salt, even eighteen thousand men.

2 Samuel 8:14

He put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all the Edomites became servants to David. the LORD gave victory to David wherever he went.

2 Samuel 8:15

David reigned over all Israel; and David executed justice and righteousness to all his people.

2 Samuel 8:16

Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;

2 Samuel 8:17

and Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were priests; and Seraiah was scribe;

2 Samuel 8:18

and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada [was over] the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chief ministers.