2 Samuel 8:4

Overview - 2 Samuel 8
David subdues the Philistines and the Moabites.
He smites Hadadezer, and the Syrians.
Toi sends Joram with presents to bless him.
11 The presents and the spoil David dedicates to God.
14 He puts garrisons in Edom.
16 David's officers.
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2 Samuel 8:4  (King James Version)
And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for an hundred chariots.
 


from him
or, of his. chariots.
As 1 ; Ch 18:4 ; seven hundred. In the parallel place in Chronicles it is "seven thousand horsemen, a far more probable number. The letter [Zayin,] {zayin,} with a dot upon it stands for seven thousand, and the final letter Nwn,] {noon,} for seven hundred: the great similarity of these letters might easily cause the one to be mistaken for the other, and so produce an error in this place.

David houghed
Deuteronomy 17:16 ; Joshua 11:6 Joshua 11:9 ; Psalms 20:7 ; Psalms 33:16 Psalms 33:17

reserved
1 Kings 10:26
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