1 And after this it came to pass that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them; and David took the power of the capital out of the hand of the Philistines.

References for 2 Samuel 8:1

    • a 8:1 - 'Power of the capital' is 'Metheg-ha-ammah,' meaning, 'the Bridle of the Mother (city),' i.e. the metropolis: see 2Sam. 20.19; Num. 21.25.