And it cometh to pass after this, that David smiteth the
Philistines, and humbleth them, and taketh Gath and its small towns out of the
hand of the Philistines;
and he smiteth Moab, and the Moabites are servants to David,
bringing a present.
And David smiteth Hadarezer king of Zobah, at Hamath, in his
going to establish his power by the river Phrat,
and David captureth from him a thousand chariots, and seven
thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen, and David destroyeth utterly
all the chariots, and leaveth of them a hundred chariots only.
And Aram of Damascus cometh in to give help to Hadarezer
king of Zobah, and David smiteth in Aram twenty and two thousand men,
and David putteth garrisons in Aram of Damascus, and
the Aramaeans are to David for servants, bearing a present, and Jehovah giveth
salvation to David whithersoever he hath gone.
And David taketh the shields of gold that have been on the
servants of Hadarezer, and bringeth them in to Jerusalem;
and from Tibhath, and from Chun, cities of Hadarezer, hath
David taken very much brass; with it hath Solomon made the brazen sea, and the
pillars, and the vessels of brass.
And Tou king of Hamath heareth that David hath smitten the
whole force of Hadarezer king of Zobah,
and he sendeth Hadoram his son unto king David, to ask of
him of peace, and to bless him (because that he hath fought against Hadarezer,
and smiteth him, for a man of wars with Tou had Hadarezer been,) and all kinds
of vessels, of gold, and silver, and brass;
also them hath king David sanctified to Jehovah with the
silver and the gold that he hath taken from all the nations, from Edom, and
from Moab, and from the sons of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from
And Abishai son of Zeruiah hath smitten Edom in the valley
of salt -- eighteen thousand,
and he putteth in Edom garrisons, and all the Edomites are
servants to David; and Jehovah saveth David whithersoever he hath gone.
And David reigneth over all Israel, and he is doing judgment
and righteousness to all his people,
and Joab son of Zeruiah is over the host, and
Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud is remembrancer,
and Zadok son of Ahitub, and Abimelech son of Abiathar, are
priests, and Shavsha is scribe,
and Benaiah son of Jehoiada is over the Cherethite
and the Pelethite, and the elder sons of David are at the hand of the