David also defeated the Moabites.1 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.23
Moreover, David fought Hadadezer3 son of Rehob, king of Zobah,4 when he went to restore his control along the Euphrates5 River.
David captured a thousand of his chariots, seven thousand charioteersa and twenty thousand foot soldiers. He hamstrung6 all but a hundred of the chariot horses.
When the Arameans of Damascus7 came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck down twenty-two thousand of them.
He put garrisons8 in the Aramean kingdom of Damascus, and the Arameans became subject9 to him and brought tribute. The LORD gave David victory wherever he went.107
David took the gold shields11 that belonged to the officers of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.
From Tebahb and Berothai,12 towns that belonged to Hadadezer, King David took a great quantity of bronze.
When Touc king of Hamath13 heard that David had defeated the entire army of Hadadezer,1410
he sent his son Joramd 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 dedicated15 these articles to the LORD, as he had done with the silver and gold from all the nations he had subdued:
Edome16 and Moab,17 the Ammonites18 and the Philistines,19 and Amalek.20 He also dedicated the plunder taken from Hadadezer son of Rehob, king of Zobah.
And David became famous21 after he returned from striking down eighteen thousand Edomitesf in the Valley of Salt.2214
He put garrisons throughout Edom, and all the Edomites23 became subject to David.24 The LORD gave David victory25 wherever he went.26