In the course of time, David defeated the Philistines1 and subdued2 them, and he took Metheg Ammah from the control of the Philistines.
David also defeated the Moabites.3 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 tribute.43
Moreover, David fought Hadadezer5 son of Rehob, king of Zobah,6 when he went to restore his control along the Euphrates7 River.