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The Holy Bible: King James Version. 2000.

The Second
Book of Samuel
Otherwise Called, The Second Book of the Kings

Book of Samuel 8

David Extends His Kingdom
1 Chr. 18.1-13
1  And after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them: and David took Metheg–am’mah 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.
3  ¶ David smote also Hadade’zer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his border at the river Euphra’tes.
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 a hundred chariots.
5  And when the Syrians of Damascus came to succor Hadade’zer 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 Hadade’zer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
8  And from Betah, and from Ber’othai, cities of Hadade’zer, king David took exceeding much brass.
9  ¶ When To’i king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the host of Hadade’zer,
10  then To’i sent Joram his son unto king David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadade’zer, and smitten him: for Hadade’zer had wars with To’i. 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 Am’alek, and of the spoil of Hadade’zer, 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. Ps. 60.10.1
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.

David’s Officers
2 Sam. 20.23-26 · 1 Chr. 18.14-17
15  ¶ And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.
16  And Jo’ab the son of Zeru-i’ah was over the host; and Jehosh’aphat the son of Ahi’lud was recorder;
17  and Zadok the son of Ahi’tub, and Ahim’elech the son of Abi’athar, were the priests; and Serai’ah was the scribe;
18  and Benai’ah the son of Jehoi’ada was over both the Cher’ethites and the Pel’ethites; and David’s sons were chief rulers.

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