8:1 And after this it came to pass, that David smote the
Philistines, and subdued them: and David took Metheg-ammah out
of the hand of the Philistines.
8:2 And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting
them down to the ground; even with two lines he measured to put
to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And [so] the
Moabites became David's servants, [and] brought gifts.
8:3 David smote also Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah,
as he went to recover his border at the river Euphrates.
8:4 And David took from him a thousand [chariots], and seven
hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David
houghed all the chariot-[horses], but reserved of them [for] a
8:5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to succor Hadadezer
king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty
8:6 Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus: and the
Syrians became servants to David, [and] brought gifts. And the
LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
8:7 And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants
of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
8:8 And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king
David took very much brass.
8:9 When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the
host of Hadadezer,
8:10 Then Toi sent Joram his son to king David, to salute him,
and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and
smitten him: (for Hadadezer had wars with Toi) and [Joram]
brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and
vessels of brass:
8:11 Which also king David dedicated to the LORD, with the
silver and gold that he had dedicated of all nations which he
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.
8:13 And David made [him] a name when he returned from smiting
of the Syrians in the valley of Salt, [being] eighteen thousand
8:14 And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom he put
garrisons, and all they of Edom became David's servants. And
the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
8:15 And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed
judgment and justice to all his people.
8:16 And Joab the son of Zeruiah [was] over the host; and
Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud [was] recorder;
8:17 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of
Abiathar, [were] the priests: and Seraiah [was] the scribe;
8:18 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada [was over] both the
Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chief