When Toua king of Hamath1 heard that David had defeated the entire army of Hadadezer,210
he sent his son Joramb 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 dedicated3 these articles to the LORD, as he had done with the silver and gold from all the nations he had subdued:
Edomc4 and Moab,5 the Ammonites6 and the Philistines,7 and Amalek.8 He also dedicated the plunder taken from Hadadezer son of Rehob, king of Zobah.
And David became famous9 after he returned from striking down eighteen thousand Edomitesd in the Valley of Salt.1014
He put garrisons throughout Edom, and all the Edomites11 became subject to David.12 The LORD gave David victory13 wherever he went.14
David reigned over all Israel, doing what was just and right15 for all his people.
Joab16 son of Zeruiah was over the army; Jehoshaphat17 son of Ahilud was recorder;1817
Zadok19 son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar20 were priests; Seraiah was secretary;2118
Benaiah22 son of Jehoiada was over the Kerethites23 and Pelethites; and David's sons were royal advisers.e