2 Samuel 8

1 After this it happened that David struck the Pelishtim, and subdued them: and David took the bridle of the mother city out of the hand of the Pelishtim.
2 He struck Mo'av, and measured them with the line, making them to lie down on the ground; and he measured two lines to put to death, and one full line to keep alive. The Mo`avim became servants to David, and brought tribute.
3 David struck also Hadad`ezer the son of Rechov, king of Tzovah, as he went to recover his dominion at the River.
4 David took from him one thousand seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David hamstrung all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for one hundred chariots.
5 When the Aram of Dammesek came to help Hadad`ezer king of Tzovah, David struck of the Aram two and twenty thousand men.
6 Then David put garrisons in Aram of Dammesek; and the Aram became servants to David, and brought tribute. The LORD gave victory to David wherever he went.
7 David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadad`ezer, and brought them to Yerushalayim.
8 From Betach and from Berotai, cities of Hadad`ezer, king David took exceeding much brass.
9 When To`i king of Hamat heard that David had struck all the host of Hadad`ezer,
10 then To`i sent Yoram his son to king David, to Greet him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadad`ezer and struck him: for Hadad`ezer had wars with To`i. [Yoram] brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass:
11 These also did king David dedicate to the LORD, with the silver and gold that he dedicated of all the nations which he subdued;
12 of Aram, and of Mo'av, and of the children of `Ammon, and of the Pelishtim, and of `Amalek, and of the spoil of Hadad`ezer, son of Rechov, king of Tzovah.
13 David got him a name when he returned from smiting the Aram in the Valley of Salt, even eighteen thousand men.
14 He put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all the Edom became servants to David. The LORD gave victory to David wherever he went.
15 David reigned over all Yisra'el; and David executed justice and righteousness to all his people.
16 Yo'av the son of Tzeru'yah was over the host; and Yehoshafat the son of Achilud was recorder;
17 and Tzadok the son of Achituv, and Achimelekh the son of Avyatar, were Kohanim; and Serayah was Sofer;
18 and Benayah the son of Yehoiada [was over] the Kereti and the Peleti; and David's sons were chief ministers.