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1 Chronicles 18 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 In the days that followed, David struck hard at the Philistines, bringing them to their knees, captured Gath, and took control of the surrounding countryside. 1 In the course of time, David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and he took Gath and its surrounding villages from the control of the Philistines.
2 He also fought and defeated Moab. The Moabites came under David's rule and paid regular tribute. 2 David also defeated the Moabites, and they became subject to him and brought tribute.
3 On his way to restore his sovereignty at the Euphrates River, David defeated Hadadezer king of Zobah (over toward Hamath). 3 Moreover, David fought Hadadezer king of Zobah, as far as Hamath, when he went to establish his control along the Euphrates River.
4 David captured a thousand chariots, 7,000 cavalry, and 20,000 infantry from him. He hamstrung all the chariot horses, but saved back a hundred. 4 David captured a thousand of his chariots, seven thousand charioteers and twenty thousand foot soldiers. He hamstrung all but a hundred of the chariot horses.
5 When the Arameans from Damascus came to the aid of Hadadezer king of Zobah, David killed 22,000 of them. 5 When the Arameans of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck down twenty-two thousand of them.
6 David set up a puppet government in Aram-Damascus. The Arameans became subjects of David and were forced to bring tribute. God gave victory to David wherever he marched. 6 He put garrisons in the Aramean kingdom of Damascus, and the Arameans became subject to him and brought tribute. The LORD gave David victory everywhere he went.
7 David plundered the gold shields that belonged to the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem. 7 David took the gold shields carried by the officers of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.
8 He also looted Tebah and Cun, cities of Hadadezer, of a huge quantity of bronze that Solomon later used to make the Great Bronze Sea, the Pillars, and bronze equipment in The Temple. 8 From Tebah and Cun, towns that belonged to Hadadezer, David took a great quantity of bronze, which Solomon used to make the bronze Sea, the pillars and various bronze articles.
9 Tou king of Hamath heard that David had struck down the entire army of Hadadezer king of Zobah. 9 When Tou king of Hamath heard that David had defeated the entire army of Hadadezer king of Zobah,
10 He sent his son Hadoram to King David to greet and congratulate him for fighting and defeating Hadadezer. Tou and Hadadezer were old enemies. Hadoram brought David various things made of silver, gold, and bronze. 10 he sent his son Hadoram to King David to greet him and congratulate him on his victory in battle over Hadadezer, who had been at war with Tou. Hadoram brought all kinds of articles of gold and silver and bronze.
11 King David consecrated these things along with the silver and gold that he had plundered from other nations: Edom, Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, and Amalek. 11 King David dedicated these articles to the LORD, as he had done with the silver and gold he had taken from all these nations: Edom and Moab, the Ammonites and the Philistines, and Amalek.
12 Abishai son of Zeruiah fought and defeated the Edomites in the Valley of Salt - 18,000 of them. 12 Abishai son of Zeruiah struck down eighteen thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.
13 He set up a puppet government in Edom and the Edomites became subjects under David. God gave David victory wherever he marched. 13 He put garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites became subject to David. The LORD gave David victory everywhere he went.
14 Thus David ruled over all of Israel. He ruled well, fair and evenhanded in all his duties and relationships. 14 David reigned over all Israel, doing what was just and right for all his people.
15 Joab son of Zeruiah was head of the army; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was in charge of public records; 15 Joab son of Zeruiah was over the army; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was recorder;
16 Zadok son of Ahitub and Abimelech son of Abiathar were priests; Shavsha was secretary; 16 Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar were priests; Shavsha was secretary;
17 Benaiah son of Jehoiada was over the special forces, the Kerethites and Pelethites; And David's sons held high positions, close to the king. 17 Benaiah son of Jehoiada was over the Kerethites and Pelethites; and David's sons were chief officials at the king's side.