After the Arameans saw that they had been routed by Israel, they regrouped.
Hadadezer had Arameans brought from beyond the Rivera; they went to Helam, with Shobach the commander of Hadadezer's army leading them.
When David was told of this, he gathered all Israel, crossed the Jordan and went to Helam. The Arameans formed their battle lines to meet David and fought against him.
But they fled before Israel, and David killed seven hundred of their charioteers and forty thousand of their foot soldiers.b He also struck down Shobach the commander of their army, and he died there.