He put garrisons1 in the Aramean kingdom of Damascus, and the Arameans became subject2 to him and brought tribute. The LORD gave David victory wherever he went.37
David took the gold shields4 that belonged to the officers of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.
From Tebaha and Berothai,5 towns that belonged to Hadadezer, King David took a great quantity of bronze.
When Toub king of Hamath6 heard that David had defeated the entire army of Hadadezer,710
he sent his son Joramc to King David to greet him and congratulate him on his victory in battle over Hadadezer, who had been at war with Tou. Joram brought with him articles of silver and gold and bronze.
King David dedicated8 these articles to the LORD, as he had done with the silver and gold from all the nations he had subdued:
Edomd9 and Moab,10 the Ammonites11 and the Philistines,12 and Amalek.13 He also dedicated the plunder taken from Hadadezer son of Rehob, king of Zobah.
And David became famous14 after he returned from striking down eighteen thousand Edomitese in the Valley of Salt.1514
He put garrisons throughout Edom, and all the Edomites16 became subject to David.17 The LORD gave David victory18 wherever he went.19