David's Kingdom Strengthened

1 Now after this 1it came about that David defeated the Philistines and subdued them and took Gath and its towns from the hand of the Philistines.

References for 1 Chronicles 18:1

    • a 18:1 - Lit "smote," and so in vv 1-3
      3 David also defeated Hadadezer king of Zobah as far as Hamath, as he went to establish his rule to the Euphrates River.

      References for 1 Chronicles 18:3

        • b 18:3 - Lit "hand"
          4 David took from him 1,000 chariots and 7,000 * horsemen and 20,000 * foot soldiers *, and David hamstrung all the chariot horses, but reserved enough of them for 100 chariots.
          5 When the Arameans of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king 2of Zobah, David killed 22,000 * * men of the Arameans.

          References for 1 Chronicles 18:5

            • c 18:5 - Heb "Darmeseq"
            • d 18:5 - Lit "smote"
              6 Then David put garrisons among the Arameans of Damascus; and the Arameans became servants to David, bringing tribute. And the LORD helped David wherever * he went.

              References for 1 Chronicles 18:6

                • e 18:6 - Heb "Darmeseq"
                  7 David took the shields of gold which were carried by the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.

                  References for 1 Chronicles 18:7

                      8 Also from Tibhath and from Cun, cities of Hadadezer, David took a very large amount of bronze, with which 3Solomon made the bronze sea and the pillars and the bronze utensils.

                      References for 1 Chronicles 18:8

                      9 Now when Tou king of Hamath heard that David had defeated all the army of Hadadezer king of Zobah,

                      References for 1 Chronicles 18:9

                        • h 18:9 - In 2 Sam 8:9, "Toi"
                        • i 18:9 - Lit "smitten"
                          10 he sent Hadoram his son to King David to greet * him and to bless him, because * he had fought against Hadadezer and had defeated him; for Hadadezer had been at war with Tou. And Hadoram brought all kinds of articles of gold and silver and bronze.

                          References for 1 Chronicles 18:10

                            • j 18:10 - In 2 Sam 8:10, "Joram"
                            • k 18:10 - Lit "ask him of his welfare"
                            • l 18:10 - Lit "smitten"
                              11 King David also dedicated these to the LORD with the silver and the gold which he had carried away from all the nations: from Edom, Moab, the sons of Ammon, the Philistines, and from Amalek.
                              12 Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah defeated 18,000 * * Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

                              References for 1 Chronicles 18:12

                                  13 Then he put garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites became servants to David. And the LORD helped David wherever * he went.
                                  14 So David reigned over all Israel; and he administered justice and righteousness for all his people.

                                  References for 1 Chronicles 18:14

                                    • n 18:14 - Lit "was doing"
                                      15 4Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army, and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;

                                      References for 1 Chronicles 18:15

                                      16 and Zadok the son of Ahitub and Abimelech the son of Abiathar were priests, and Shavsha was secretary;
                                      17 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites, and the sons of David were chiefs at the king's side.