18 In the course of time, David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and he took Gath and its surrounding villages from the control of the Philistines.
2 David also defeated the Moabites,v and they became subject to him and brought him tribute.
3 Moreover, David defeated Hadadezer king of Zobah,w in the vicinity of Hamath, when he went to set up his monument ata the Euphrates River.x 4 David captured a thousand of his chariots, seven thousand charioteers and twenty thousand foot soldiers. He hamstrungy all but a hundred of the chariot horses.
5 When the Arameans of Damascusz came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck down twenty-two thousand of them. 6 He put garrisons in the Aramean kingdom of Damascus, and the Arameans became subject to him and brought him tribute. The Lord gave David victory wherever he went.
7 David took the gold shields carried by the officers of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem. 8 From Tebahb and Kun, towns that belonged to Hadadezer, David took a great quantity of bronze, which Solomon used to make the bronze Sea,a the pillars and various bronze articles.
9 When Tou king of Hamath heard that David had defeated the entire army of Hadadezer king of Zobah, 10 he sent his son Hadoram to King David to greet him and congratulate him on his victory in battle over Hadadezer, who had been at war with Tou. Hadoram brought all kinds of articles of gold, of silver and of bronze.
12 Abishai son of Zeruiah struck down eighteen thousand Edomitesd in the Valley of Salt. 13 He put garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites became subject to David. The Lord gave David victory wherever he went.
14 David reignede over all Israel,f doing what was just and right for all his people. 15 Joabg son of Zeruiah was over the army; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was recorder; 16 Zadokh son of Ahitub and Ahimelekc i son of Abiathar were priests; Shavsha was secretary; 17 Benaiah son of Jehoiada was over the Kerethites and Pelethites;j and David’s sons were chief officials at the king’s side.
Or to restore his control over
Hebrew Tibhath, a variant of Tebah
Some Hebrew manuscripts, Vulgate and Syriac (see also 2 Samuel 8:17); most Hebrew manuscripts Abimelek