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2 Samuel 8:2 NIV

2 David also defeated the Moabites. He made them lie down on the ground and measured them off with a length of cord. Every two lengths of them were put to death, and the third length was allowed to live. So the Moabites became subject to David and brought him tribute.

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  • a 8:3 - Or "his control along"
  • b 8:4 - Septuagint (see also Dead Sea Scrolls and 1 Chron. 18:4); Masoretic Text "captured seventeen hundred of his charioteers"
  • c 8:8 - See some Septuagint manuscripts (see also 1 Chron. 18:8); Hebrew "Betah" .
  • d 8:9 - Hebrew "Toi" , a variant of "Tou" ; also in verse 10
  • e 8:10 - A variant of "Hadoram"
  • f 8:12 - Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Syriac (see also 1 Chron. 18:11); most Hebrew manuscripts "Aram"
  • g 8:13 - A few Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Syriac (see also 1 Chron. 18:12); most Hebrew manuscripts "Aram" (that is, Arameans)
  • h 8:18 - Or "were chief officials" (see Septuagint and Targum; see also 1 Chron. 18:17)