1And after this it came to be that Dawiḏ struck the Philistines, and humbled them, and took Gath and its towns from the hand of the Philistines.
2And he struck the Mo’aḇites, and the Mo’aḇites became Dawiḏ’s servants, and brought presents.
3And Dawiḏ struck Haḏaḏezer sovereign of Tsoḇah as far as Ḥamath, as he went to establish his power by the River Euphrates.
4And Dawiḏ took from him one thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand foot soldiers. And Dawiḏ also hamstrung all the chariot horses, but left of them for one hundred chariots.
5And when Aram of Darmeseq came to help Haḏaḏezer sovereign of Tsoḇah, Dawiḏ struck twenty-two thousand of Aram,
6and Dawiḏ stationed men in Aram of Darmeseq, and the Arameans became Dawiḏ’s servants, and brought presents. And יהוה saved Dawiḏ wherever he went.
7And Dawiḏ took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Haḏaḏezer, and brought them to Yerushalayim.
8And from Tiḇḥath and from Kun, cities of Haḏaḏezer, Dawiḏ brought a large amount of bronze, with which Shelomoh made the bronze Sea, and the columns, and the vessels of bronze.
9And when To‛u sovereign of Ḥamath heard that Dawiḏ had stricken all the army of Haḏaḏezer sovereign of Tsoḇah,
10he sent Haḏoram his son to Sovereign Dawiḏ, to ask peace of him and bless him, because he had fought against Haḏaḏezer and struck him – because Haḏaḏezer had been fighting against To‛u – with all kinds of objects of gold, and silver, and bronze.
11Sovereign Dawiḏ also set these apart to יהוה, along with the silver and gold that he had brought from all these nations, from Eḏom, and from Mo’aḇ, and from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalĕq.
12And Aḇishai son of Tseruyah struck eighteen thousand Eḏomites in the Valley of Salt,
13and he put watch-posts in Eḏom, and all the Eḏomites became Dawiḏ’s servants. And יהוה saved Dawiḏ wherever he went.
14So Dawiḏ reigned over all Yisra’ĕl, and he was doing right-ruling and righteousness to all his people.
15And Yo’aḇ son of Tseruyah was over the army, and Yehoshaphat son of Aḥiluḏ was recorder,
16and Tsaḏoq son of Aḥituḇ and Aḇimeleḵ son of Eḇyathar were the priests, and Shawsha was the scribe,
17and Benayahu son of Yehoyaḏa was over the Kerĕthites and the Pelĕthites. And the sons of Dawiḏ were chiefs at the sovereign’s side.