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David’s Further Conquests

8 After this it came to pass that David 1attacked the Philistines and subdued them. And David took 2Metheg Ammah from the hand of the Philistines.

Then ahe defeated Moab. Forcing them down to the ground, he measured them off with a line. With two lines he measured off those to be put to death, and with one full line those to be kept alive. So the Moabites became David’s bservants, and cbrought tribute.

David also defeated Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of dZobah, as he went to recover ehis territory at the River Euphrates. David took from him one thousand chariots, 3seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand foot soldiers. Also David fhamstrung all the chariot horses, except that he spared enough of them for one hundred chariots.

gWhen the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David killed twenty-two thousand of the Syrians. Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus; and the Syrians became David’s servants, and brought tribute. So hthe Lord preserved David wherever he went. And David took ithe shields of gold that had belonged to the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem. Also from 4Betah and from jBerothai, 5cities of Hadadezer, King David took a large amount of bronze.

When 6Toi king of kHamath heard that David had defeated all the army of Hadadezer, 10 then Toi sent 7Joram his son to King David, to 8greet him and bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him (for Hadadezer had been at war with Toi); and Joram brought with him articles of silver, articles of gold, and articles of bronze. 11 King David also ldedicated these to the Lord, along with the silver and gold that he had dedicated from all the nations which he had subdued—12 from 9Syria, from Moab, from the people of Ammon, from the mPhilistines, from Amalek, and from the spoil of Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah.

13 And David made himself a nname when he returned from killing oeighteen thousand 1Syrians in pthe Valley of Salt. 14 He also put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom he put garrisons, and qall the Edomites became David’s servants. And the Lord preserved David wherever he went.


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