While David was king of Israel, he won many battles over the Philistines. He brought them under his control. He took Gath away from the Philistines. He also captured the villages that were around Gath.
Soothly it was done after these things, that David smote the Philistines (that David struck the Philistines), and made them low, and he took away Gath and the villages thereof from the hand of (the) Philistines;