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1 Chronicles 18 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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David's Kingdom Strengthened

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:1 - Now after this it came about that David [fn]defeated the Philistines and subdued them and took Gath and its towns from the hand of the Philistines.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:2 - He defeated Moab, and the Moabites became servants to David, bringing tribute.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:3 - David also defeated Hadadezer king of Zobah as far as Hamath, as he went to establish his [fn]rule to the Euphrates River.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:4 - David took from him 1,000 chariots and 7,000 horsemen and 20,000 foot soldiers, and David hamstrung all the chariot horses, but reserved enough of them for 100 chariots.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:5 - When the Arameans of [fn]Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David [fn]killed 22,000 men of the Arameans.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:6 - Then David put garrisons among the Arameans of [fn]Damascus; and the Arameans became servants to David, bringing tribute. And the LORD helped David wherever he went.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:7 - David took the shields of gold which were [fn]carried by the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:8 - Also from [fn]Tibhath and from Cun, cities of Hadadezer, David took a very large amount of bronze, with which Solomon made the bronze sea and the pillars and the bronze utensils.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:9 - Now when [fn]Tou king of Hamath heard that David had [fn]defeated all the army of Hadadezer king of Zobah,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:10 - he sent [fn]Hadoram his son to King David to [fn]greet him and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer and had [fn]defeated him; for Hadadezer had been at war with Tou. And Hadoram brought all kinds of articles of gold and silver and bronze.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:11 - King David also dedicated these to the LORD with the silver and the gold which he had carried away from all the nations: from Edom, Moab, the sons of Ammon, the Philistines, and from Amalek.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:12 - Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah [fn]defeated 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:13 - Then he put garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites became servants to David. And the LORD helped David wherever he went.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:14 - So David reigned over all Israel; and he [fn]administered justice and righteousness for all his people.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:15 - Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army, and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:16 - and Zadok the son of Ahitub and Abimelech the son of Abiathar were priests, and Shavsha was secretary;

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:17 - and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites, and the sons of David were chiefs at the king’s side.
NASB Footnotes
Literally: smote, and so in vv 1-3
Literally: hand
Hebrew: Darmeseq
Literally: smote
Hebrew: Darmeseq
Literally: on
In 2 Sam 8:8, Betah
In 2 Sam 8:9, Toi
Literally: smitten
In 2 Sam 8:10, Joram
Literally: ask him of his welfare
Literally: smitten
Literally: smote
Literally: was doing

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