Then he placed several army garrisons in Damascus, the Aramean capital, and the Arameans became David's subjects and brought him tribute money. So the LORD gave David victory wherever he went.
David brought the gold shields of Hadadezer's officers to Jerusalem,
along with a large amount of bronze from Hadadezer's cities of Tebah a and Cun. Later Solomon melted the bronze and used it for the Temple. He molded it into the bronze Sea, the pillars, and the various bronze utensils used at the Temple.
When King Toi b of Hamath heard that David had destroyed the army of King Hadadezer of Zobah,
he sent his son Joram c to congratulate David on his success. Hadadezer and Toi had long been enemies, and there had been many wars between them. Joram presented David with many gifts of gold, silver, and bronze.
King David dedicated all these gifts to the LORD, along with the silver and gold he had taken from the other nations he had subdued -- Edom, Moab, Ammon, Philistia, and Amalek.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)