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2 Samuel 8 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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David’s Victories

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:1 - After this David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:2 - And he defeated Moab and he measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground. Two lines he measured to be put to death, and one full line to be spared. And the Moabites became servants to David and brought tribute.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:3 - David also defeated Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to restore his power at the river Euphrates.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:4 - And David took from him 1,700 horsemen, and 20,000 foot soldiers. And David hamstrung all the chariot horses but left enough for 100 chariots.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:5 - And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck down 22,000 men of the Syrians.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:6 - Then David put garrisons in Aram of Damascus, and the Syrians became servants to David and brought tribute. And the LORD gave victory to David wherever he went.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:7 - And David took the shields of gold that were carried by the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:8 - And from Betah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David took very much bronze.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:9 - When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had defeated the whole army of Hadadezer,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:10 - Toi sent his son Joram to King David, to ask about his health and to bless him because he had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him, for Hadadezer had often been at war with Toi. And Joram brought with him articles of silver, of gold, and of bronze.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:11 - These also King David dedicated to the LORD, together with the silver and gold that he dedicated from all the nations he subdued,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:12 - from Edom, Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, Amalek, and from the spoil of Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:13 - And David made a name for himself when he returned from striking down 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:14 - Then he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom he put garrisons, and all the Edomites became David’s servants. And the LORD gave victory to David wherever he went.

David’s Officials

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:15 - So David reigned over all Israel. And David administered justice and equity to all his people.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:16 - Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army, and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:17 - and Zadok the son of Ahitub and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were priests, and Seraiah was secretary,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:18 - and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over[fn] the Cherethites and the Pelethites, and David’s sons were priests.
ESV Footnotes
Compare 20:23, 1 Chronicles 18:17, Syriac, Targum, Vulgate; Hebrew lacks was over
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