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1 Chronicles 18 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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David’s Military Victories
(2Sa 8:1–14 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:1 - After this, David defeated and subdued the Philistines by conquering Gath and its surrounding towns.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:2 - David also conquered the land of Moab, and the Moabites who were spared became David’s subjects and paid him tribute money.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:3 - David also destroyed the forces of Hadadezer, king of Zobah, as far as Hamath,[fn] when Hadadezer marched out to strengthen his control along the Euphrates River.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:4 - David captured 1,000 chariots, 7,000 charioteers, and 20,000 foot soldiers. He crippled all the chariot horses except enough for 100 chariots.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:5 - When Arameans from Damascus arrived to help King Hadadezer, David killed 22,000 of them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:6 - Then he placed several army garrisons[fn] in Damascus, the Aramean capital, and the Arameans became David’s subjects and paid him tribute money. So the LORD made David victorious wherever he went.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:7 - David brought the gold shields of Hadadezer’s officers to Jerusalem,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:8 - along with a large amount of bronze from Hadadezer’s towns of Tebah[fn] and Cun. Later Solomon melted the bronze and molded it into the great bronze basin called the Sea, the pillars, and the various bronze articles used at the Temple.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:9 - When King Toi[fn] of Hamath heard that David had destroyed the entire army of King Hadadezer of Zobah,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:10 - he sent his son Joram[fn] to congratulate King David for his successful campaign. Hadadezer and Toi had been enemies and were often at war. Joram presented David with many gifts of gold, silver, and bronze.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:11 - King David dedicated all these gifts to the LORD, along with the silver and gold he had taken from the other nations—from Edom, Moab, Ammon, Philistia, and Amalek.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:12 - Abishai son of Zeruiah destroyed 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:13 - He placed army garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites became David’s subjects. In fact, the LORD made David victorious wherever he went.
(2Sa 8:15–18 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:14 - So David reigned over all Israel and did what was just and right for all his people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:15 - Joab son of Zeruiah was commander of the army. Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was the royal historian.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:16 - Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech[fn] son of Abiathar were the priests. Seraiah[fn] was the court secretary.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:17 - Benaiah son of Jehoiada was captain of the king’s bodyguard.[fn] And David’s sons served as the king’s chief assistants.
NLT Footnotes
The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
As in Greek version and Latin Vulgate (see also 2 Sam 8:6); Hebrew lacks several army garrisons.
Hebrew reads Tibhath, a variant spelling of Tebah; compare parallel text at 2 Sam 8:8.
As in parallel text at 2 Sam 8:9; Hebrew reads Tou; also in 18:10.
As in parallel text at 2 Sam 8:10; Hebrew reads Hadoram, a variant spelling of Joram.
As in some Hebrew manuscripts, Syriac version, and Latin Vulgate (see also 2 Sam 8:17); most Hebrew manuscripts read Abimelech.
As in parallel text at 2 Sam 8:17; Hebrew reads Shavsha.
Hebrew of the Kerethites and Pelethites.

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