Second Samuel Chapter Eight
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Second Samuel Chapter Eight

1:And after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them: and David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines.
2: And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And so the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.

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3: David smote also Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his border at the river Euphrates.
4: And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for an hundred chariots.
5: And when the Syrians of Damascus came to succour Hadadezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.
6: Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus: and the Syrians became servants to David, and brought gifts. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
7: And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
8: And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass.
9: When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the host of Hadadezer,
10: Then Toi sent Joram his son unto king David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. And Joram brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass:
11: Which also king David did dedicate unto the LORD, with the silver and gold that he had dedicated of all nations which he subdued;
12: Of Syria, and of Moab, and of the children of Ammon, and of the Philistines, and of Amalek, and of the spoil of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah.
13: And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand men.
14: And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became David's servants. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
15: And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.
16: And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;
17: And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Seraiah was the scribe;
18: And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over both the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chief rulers.