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2 Samuel 8:6

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 wherever he went.

Read 2 Samuel 8:6 Using Other Translations

Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus: and the Syrians became servants to David, and brought gifts. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
Then David put garrisons in Aram of Damascus, and the Syrians became servants to David and brought tribute. And the LORD gave victory to David wherever he went.
Then he placed several army garrisons in Damascus, the Aramean capital, and the Arameans became David’s subjects and paid him tribute money. So the LORD made David victorious wherever he went.

What does 2 Samuel 8:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 8:6

Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus
Which was Coele-Syria, and lay between Libanus and Antilibanus, the chief city of which was Damascus; which Curtius F17 calls Damascus of Syria, being the head of it, ( Isaiah 7:8 ) ; in the principal places of which he put garrisons of soldiers to keep the country in subjection to him; or he put commanders or governors, as the Targum, in the, chief cities, and so Ben Gersom and R. Isaiah interpret it:

and the Syrians became servants to David, [and] brought gifts;
or paid him tribute by way of homage, acknowledging themselves his subjects:

and the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went;
he covered his head in the day of battle, and saved him from the hurtful sword.


FOOTNOTES:

F17 Hist. l. 3. c. 8.
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