1 Chronicles 18 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 After this, David subdued and humbled the Philistines by conquering Gath and its surrounding towns. 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 David also conquered the land of Moab, and the Moabites became David's subjects and brought him tribute money. 2 David also defeated the Moabites, and they became subject to him and brought tribute.
3 Then David destroyed the forces of King Hadadezer of Zobah, as far as Hamath, when Hadadezer marched out to strengthen his control along the Euphrates River. 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 one thousand chariots, seven thousand charioteers, and twenty thousand foot soldiers. Then he crippled all but one hundred of the chariot horses. 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 Arameans from Damascus arrived to help Hadadezer, David killed twenty-two thousand of them. 5 When the Arameans of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck down twenty-two thousand of them.
6 Then he placed several army garrisons in Damascus, the Aramean capital, and the Arameans became David's subjects and brought him tribute money. So the LORD gave David victory wherever he went. 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 brought the gold shields of Hadadezer's officers to Jerusalem, 7 David took the gold shields carried by the officers of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.
8 along with a large amount of bronze from Hadadezer's cities of Tebah and Cun. Later Solomon melted the bronze and used it for the Temple. He molded it into the bronze Sea, the pillars, and the various bronze utensils used at 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 When King Toi of Hamath heard that David had destroyed the army of King Hadadezer 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 Joram to congratulate David on his success. Hadadezer and Toi had long been enemies, and there had been many wars between them. Joram presented David with many gifts of gold, silver, 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 dedicated all these gifts to the LORD, along with the silver and gold he had taken from the other nations he had subdued -- Edom, Moab, Ammon, Philistia, 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 destroyed eighteen thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt. 12 Abishai son of Zeruiah struck down eighteen thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.
13 He placed army garrisons throughout Edom, and all the Edomites became David's subjects. This was another example of how the LORD made David victorious wherever he went. 13 He put garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites became subject to David. The LORD gave David victory everywhere he went.
14 David reigned over all Israel and was fair to everyone. 14 David reigned over all Israel, doing what was just and right for all his people.
15 Joab son of Zeruiah was commander of the army. Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was the royal historian. 15 Joab son of Zeruiah was over the army; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was recorder;
16 Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar were the priests. Seraiah was the court secretary. 16 Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar were priests; Shavsha was secretary;
17 Benaiah son of Jehoiada was captain of the king's bodyguard. David's sons served as the king's chief assistants. 17 Benaiah son of Jehoiada was over the Kerethites and Pelethites; and David's sons were chief officials at the king's side.