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David’s Victories

1It was after this that David struck the Philistines and subdued them, and David took the bridle of the mother-city out of the hand of the Philistines.
  2He struck Moab and measured them with a rope, making them lie down on the ground, and he measured two rope-lengths to put to death, and one full rope-length to keep alive. The Moabites became servants to David and brought tribute.
 

3Then David struck Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he was going to restore his control along the Euphrates River.
  4David took from him 1,700 horsemen and 20,000 footmen, and David hamstrung all the chariot horses but reserved enough of them for 100 chariots.
 

5When the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck down of Syria 220,000 men.
  6Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus, and the Syrians became servants to David and brought tribute. And Yahweh saved David wherever he went.
 

7And David took the shields of gold that were upon the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.
  8And from Betah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took very much bronze.
 

9When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had struck down the whole army of Hadadezer,
  10then Toi sent Joram his son to king David, to greet him and to bless him because he had fought against Hadadezer and struck him down, for Hadadezer had fought wars with Toi. Joram brought with him items of silver and items of gold and items of bronze;
  11King David also dedicated these to Yahweh with the silver and gold that he dedicated from all the nations that he subdued;
  12from Edoma and from Moab and from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines and from Amalek and from the spoil of Hadadezer son of Rehob, king of Zobah.
 

13David made a name for himself when he returned from striking down the Edomites in the Valley of Salt, even 18,000 men.
  14He put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all the Edomites became servants to David. And Yahweh saved David wherever he went.
 

David’s Officials

15David reigned over all Israel, and David executed justice and righteousness to all his people.
 

 16 Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army

 and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder,

 17 and Zadok the son of Ahitub

 and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were priests,

 and Seraiah was scribe

 18 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada

 was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites,

 and David’s sons were head administrators.

 

a[12]
As per some Heb. mss, LXX, Syraic

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