Now afterthis1it came about that Davidadefeated the Philistines and subdued them and tookGath and its towns from the hand of the Philistines.
He defeatedMoab, and the Moabitesbecameservants to David, bringingtribute.
3David also defeatedHadadezerking of Zobah as far as Hamath, as he went to establish his brule to the EuphratesRiver.
4Davidtook from him 1,000chariots and 7,000horsemen and 20,000footsoldiers , and Davidhamstrungall the chariothorses, but reserved enough of them for 100chariots.
When the Arameans of cDamascuscame to helpHadadezerking2of Zobah, Daviddkilled22,000men of the Arameans.
Then Davidput garrisons among the Arameans of eDamascus ; and the Arameansbecameservants to David, bringingtribute. And the LORDhelpedDavidwherever he went.
7Davidtook the shields of goldwhich were fcarried by the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.
Also from gTibhath and from Cun, cities of Hadadezer, Davidtook a verylarge amount of bronze, with which 3Solomonmade the bronzesea and the pillars and the bronzeutensils.
Now when hTouking of Hamathheard that David had idefeatedall the army of Hadadezerking of Zobah,
he sentjHadoram his son to KingDavid to kgreet him and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer and had ldefeated him; for Hadadezerhadbeen at war with Tou. And Hadoram brought all kinds of articles of gold and silver and bronze.
11KingDavidalsodedicated these to the LORD with the silver and the goldwhich he had carried away from all the nations : from Edom, Moab, the sons of Ammon, the Philistines, and from Amalek.
Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiahmdefeated18,000Edomites in the Valley of Salt.
Then he putgarrisons in Edom, and all the Edomitesbecameservants to David. And the LORDhelpedDavidwherever he went.
So DavidreignedoverallIsrael ; and he nadministeredjustice and righteousness for all his people.
154Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army, and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder ;
and Zadok the son of Ahitub and Abimelech the son of Abiathar were priests, and Shavsha was secretary ;
and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites, and the sons of David were chiefs at the king'sside.