2 Samuel 8:14

14 He put garrisons throughout Edom, and all the Edomites became subject to David. The LORD gave David victory wherever he went.

Read 2 Samuel 8:14 Using Other Translations

And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became David's servants. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
Then he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom he put garrisons, and all the Edomites became David's servants. And the LORD gave victory to David wherever he went.
He placed army garrisons throughout Edom, and all the Edomites became David’s subjects. In fact, the LORD made David victorious wherever he went.

What does 2 Samuel 8:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 8:14

And he put garrisons in Edom
To keep the inhabitants in subjection to him; as their forts and strong holds came into his hands, he placed companies of soldiers in them for the said purpose; or governors, as the Targum, men of his own nation, into whose hands he put their principal cities, who governed them for him, and under him. Jarchi interprets it of officers appointed to collect the tribute he exacted of them:

throughout all Edom put he garrisons;
which is observed to show that the whole country was brought into subjection to him:

and all they of Edom became David's servants;
and hereby were fulfilled the oracle delivered to Rebekah, and the prophetic blessing of Isaac, ( Genesis 25:23 ) ( 27:40 ) ;

and the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went;
(See Gill on 2 Samuel 8:6).

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