Now after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them,
and took Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines.
And he smote Moab; and the Moabites became David’s servants, and brought
And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah unto Hamath, as he went to stablish his
dominion by the river Euphrates.
And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and
twenty thousand footmen: David also houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of
them an hundred chariots.
And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, David slew
of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.
Then David put garrisons in Syriadamascus; and the Syrians became David’s
servants, and brought gifts. Thus the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadarezer, and
brought them to Jerusalem.
Likewise from Tibhath, and from Chun, cities of Hadarezer, brought David very much
brass, wherewith Solomon made the brasen sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of
Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how David had smitten all the host of Hadarezer
king of Zobah;
He sent Hadoram his son to king David, to enquire of his welfare, and to
congratulate him, because he had fought against Hadarezer, and smitten him; (for
Hadarezer had war with Tou;) and with him all manner of vessels of gold and silver and
Them also king David dedicated unto the LORD, with the silver and the gold that he
brought from all these nations; from Edom, and from Moab, and from the children of
Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalek.
Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt
And he put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites became David’s servants.
Thus the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgement and justice among all his
And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud,
And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests;
and Shavsha was scribe;
And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and
the sons of David were chief about the king.