And after this it came to pass that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them:
and David took Methegammah out of the hand of the Philistines.
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.
David smote also Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover
his border at the river Euphrates.
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
And when the Syrians of Damascus came to succour Hadadezer king of Zobah, David
slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.
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.
And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and
brought them to Jerusalem.
And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding
When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the host of
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
Which also king David did dedicate unto the LORD, with the silver and gold that he
had dedicated of all nations which he subdued;
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.
And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley
of salt, being eighteen thousand men.
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
And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgement and justice unto
all his people.
And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud
And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests;
and Seraiah was the scribe;
And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over both the Cherethites and the Pelethites;
and David’s sons were chief rulers.