2 Samuel 8 NLT

1 After this, David defeated and subdued the Philistines by conquering Gath, their largest town.a

References for 2 Samuel 8:1

    • Ф 8:1 - Hebrew by conquering Metheg-ammah, a name that means “the bridle,” possibly referring to the size of the town or the tribute money taken from it. Compare 1 Chr 18:1 .
      2 David also conquered the land of Moab. He made the people lie down on the ground in a row, and he measured them off in groups with a length of rope. He measured off two groups to be executed for every one group to be spared. The Moabites who were spared became David’s subjects and paid him tribute money.
      3 David also destroyed the forces of Hadadezer son of Rehob, king of Zobah, when Hadadezer marched out to strengthen his control along the Euphrates River.
      4 David captured 1,000 chariots, 7,000 charioteers,b and 20,000 foot soldiers. He crippled all the chariot horses except enough for 100 chariots.

      References for 2 Samuel 8:4

        • Х 8:4 - As in Dead Sea Scrolls and Greek version (see also 1 Chr 18:4 ); Masoretic Text reads captured 1,700 charioteers.
          5 When Arameans from Damascus arrived to help King Hadadezer, David killed 22,000 of them.
          6 Then he placed several army garrisons in Damascus, the Aramean capital, and the Arameans became David’s subjects and paid him tribute money. So the made David victorious wherever he went.
          7 David brought the gold shields of Hadadezer’s officers to Jerusalem,
          8 along with a large amount of bronze from Hadadezer’s towns of Tebahc and Berothai.

          References for 2 Samuel 8:8

            • Ц 8:8 - As in some Greek manuscripts (see also 1 Chr 18:8 ); Hebrew reads Betah.
              9 When King Toi of Hamath heard that David had destroyed the entire army of Hadadezer,
              10 he sent his son Joram to congratulate King David for his successful campaign. Hadadezer and Toi had been enemies and were often at war. Joram presented David with many gifts of silver, gold, and bronze.
              11 King David dedicated all these gifts to the , as he did with the silver and gold from the other nations he had defeated—
              12 from Edom,d Moab, Ammon, Philistia, and Amalek—and from Hadadezer son of Rehob, king of Zobah.

              References for 2 Samuel 8:12

                • Ч 8:12 - As in a few Hebrew manuscripts and Greek and Syriac versions (see also 8:14; 1 Chr 18:11 ); most Hebrew manuscripts read Aram.
                  13 So David became even more famous when he returned from destroying 18,000 Edomitese in the Valley of Salt.

                  References for 2 Samuel 8:13

                    • Ш 8:13 - As in a few Hebrew manuscripts and Greek and Syriac versions (see also 8:14; 1 Chr 18:12 ); most Hebrew manuscripts read Arameans.
                      14 He placed army garrisons throughout Edom, and all the Edomites became David’s subjects. In fact, the made David victorious wherever he went.
                      15 So David reigned over all Israel and did what was just and right for all his people.
                      16 Joab son of Zeruiah was commander of the army. Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was the royal historian.
                      17 Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar were the priests. Seraiah was the court secretary.
                      18 Benaiah son of Jehoiada was captain of the king’s bodyguard.f And David’s sons served as priestly leaders.g

                      References for 2 Samuel 8:18

                        • Щ 8:18 - Hebrew of the Kerethites and Pelethites.
                        • Ъ 8:18 - Hebrew David’s sons were priests; compare parallel text at 1 Chr 18:17 .