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2 Samuel 8

David’s Victories
1 # For ver. 1-18, see 1 Chr. 18:1-17; Ps. 60 After this David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and David took #[1 Chr. 18:1]Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines.
2 # Num. 24:17 And he defeated Moab and he measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground. Two lines he measured to be put to death, and one full line to be spared. And the Moabites #ver. 6, 14; [Ps. 60:8] became servants to David and #[1 Sam. 10:27; 2 Kgs. 17:3; Ps. 72:10]brought tribute.
3David also defeated #[ch. 10:16, 19; 1 Chr. 18:3] Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of #ch. 10:6; 1 Sam. 14:47; 1 Kgs. 11:23Zobah, as he went to restore his power at the river Euphrates. 4#[1 Chr. 18:4] And David took from him 1,700 horsemen, and 20,000 foot soldiers. And David #See Josh. 11:6hamstrung all the chariot horses but left enough for 100 chariots. 5#[1 Kgs. 11:23-25] And when the #See Josh. 11:6 Syrians of Damascus came to help #[See ver. 3 above] Hadadezer king of #[See ver. 3 above]Zobah, David struck down 22,000 men of the Syrians. 6Then David put garrisons in Aram of Damascus, and the Syrians #ver. 2, 14 became servants to David and brought tribute. #ver. 14And the Lord gave victory to David wherever he went. 7And David took #[2 Kgs. 11:10; 2 Chr. 23:9; Song 4:4]the shields of gold that were carried by 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 #1 Kgs. 8:65; 2 Kgs. 18:34Hamath heard that David had defeated the whole army of Hadadezer, 10Toi sent his son Joram to King David, to ask about his health and to bless him because he had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him, for Hadadezer had often been at war with Toi. And Joram brought with him articles of silver, of gold, and of bronze. 11#1 Kgs. 7:51; 1 Chr. 26:26These also King David dedicated to the Lord, together with the silver and gold that he dedicated from all the nations he subdued, 12from Edom, #ver. 2 Moab, #ch. 10:14; 12:30 the Ammonites, #See ch. 5:17-25 the Philistines, #1 Sam. 30:20 Amalek, and from the spoil of Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of #[See ver. 3 above]Zobah.
13And David made a name for himself when he returned from striking down 18,000 Edomites in #2 Kgs. 14:7; [Josh. 15:62]the Valley of Salt. 14Then he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom he put garrisons, #Gen. 25:23; 27:29, 37, 40; Num. 24:18and all the Edomites became David’s servants. And the Lord gave victory to David wherever he went.
David’s Officials
15So David reigned over all Israel. And David administered justice and equity to all his people. 16#For ver. 16-18, see ch. 20:23-26 Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army, and #1 Kgs. 4:3Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder, 17and #1 Chr. 24:3, 6 Zadok the son of Ahitub and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were priests, and #[1 Chr. 18:16]Seraiah was secretary, 18and #1 Kgs. 4:4; [ch. 23:20-23] Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over#8:18 Compare 20:23, 1 Chronicles 18:17, Syriac, Targum, Vulgate; Hebrew lacks was over the #ch. 15:18; 20:7; 1 Sam. 30:14; 1 Kgs. 1:38Cherethites and the Pelethites, and David’s sons were priests.

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