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2 Samuel 8 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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David’s Further Conquests
David Extends His Kingdom
(1 Chr. 18:1–13 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:1 - After this it came to pass that David attacked the Philistines and subdued them. And David took Metheg Ammah from the hand of the Philistines.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:2 - Then he 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 servants, and brought tribute.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:3 - David also defeated Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his territory at the River Euphrates.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:4 - David took from him one thousand chariots, seven hundred[fn] horsemen, and twenty thousand foot soldiers. Also David hamstrung all the chariot horses, except that he spared enough of them for one hundred chariots.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:5 - When the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David killed twenty-two thousand of the Syrians.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:6 - Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus; and the Syrians became David’s servants, and brought tribute. So the LORD preserved David wherever he went.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:7 - And David took the shields of gold that had belonged to the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:8 - Also from Betah[fn] and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David took a large amount of bronze.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:9 - When Toi[fn] king of Hamath heard that David had defeated all the army of Hadadezer,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:10 - then Toi sent Joram[fn] his son to King David, to greet 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.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:11 - King David also dedicated these to the LORD, along with the silver and gold that he had dedicated from all the nations which he had subdued—
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:12 - from Syria,[fn] from Moab, from the people of Ammon, from the Philistines, from Amalek, and from the spoil of Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:13 - And David made himself a name when he returned from killing eighteen thousand Syrians[fn] in the Valley of Salt.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:14 - He also put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom he put garrisons, and all the Edomites became David’s servants. And the LORD preserved David wherever he went.
David’s Administration
(1 Chr. 18:14–17 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:15 - So David reigned over all Israel; and David administered judgment and justice to all his people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:16 - Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:17 - Zadok the son of Ahitub and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were the priests; Seraiah[fn] was the scribe;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:18 - Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over both the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David’s sons were chief ministers.
NKJV Footnotes
Or seven thousand (compare 1 Chronicles 18:4)
Spelled Tibhath in 1 Chronicles 18:8
Spelled Tou in 1 Chronicles 18:9
Spelled Hadoram in 1 Chronicles 18:10
Septuagint, Syriac, and some Hebrew manuscripts read Edom.
Septuagint, Syriac, and some Hebrew manuscripts read Edomites (compare 1 Chronicles 18:12).
Spelled Shavsha in 1 Chronicles 18:16

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