2 And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he to put to death , and with one full line to keep alive . And so the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.
2 David also defeated the Moabites. He made them lie down on the ground and measured them off with a length of cord. Every two lengths of them were put to death, and the third length was allowed to live. So the Moabites became subject to David and brought tribute.