2 Samuel 8:10

10 he sent his son Jorama to King David to greet him and congratulate him on his victory in battle over Hadadezer, who had been at war with Tou. Joram brought with him articles of silver, of gold and of bronze.

Read 2 Samuel 8:10 Using Other Translations

Then Toi sent Joram his son unto king David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. And Joram brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass:
Toi sent his son Joram to King David, to ask about his health and to bless him because he had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him, for Hadadezer had often been at war with Toi. And Joram brought with him articles of silver, of gold, and of bronze.
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.

What does 2 Samuel 8:10 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 8:10

Then Toi sent Joram his son unto King David
Who is called Hadoram in ( 1 Chronicles 18:10 ) ; though the Syriac and Arabic versions read Joram there:

to salute him:
to inquire of his welfare after his fatigue in the battles he had had with the Moabites and Syrians, and to wish him all happiness and prosperity for the future:

and to bless him;
to congratulate him on his victory, and to wish him success in all after wars he might be engaged in; and particularly to give him thanks for delivering him from so great an enemy as Hadadezer had been to him, as also to bring a present to him, which is sometimes called a blessing; see ( Genesis 33:11 ) ;

because he had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him;
that is, David had, which had endeared him to Toi:

for Hadadezer had wars with Toi;
was an enemy of his, sought to take his kingdom from him, and had had many battles with him: and though he could not conquer him, he sadly harassed him, being too mighty for him:

and [Joram] brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold,
and vessels of brass;
as a present to David, in gratitude for his deliverance from his enemy by him, and as a token of his homage and subjection to him; at least as a sign that he put himself under his protection, and desired to be his friend and ally. The word "Joram", though not in the Hebrew text, is rightly supplied; for none else can be supposed to bring the present.

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