2 Samuel 8:7

7 And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.

2 Samuel 8:7 Meaning and Commentary

2 Samuel 8:7

And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of
Hadadezer
That were found with them, which they had in their hands; these must be supposed to be with the principal officers of his army; or golden chains, as Aquila, or golden bracelets on their arms, as the Septuagint; the Syriac version is "quivers of gold", such as they put arrows into, and so Jarchi and R. Isaiah understand it of such, and refer to ( Jeremiah 51:11 ) ; and so Josephus F18:

and brought them to Jerusalem;
where they were laid up, and converted to the use of the sanctuary Solomon built; see ( Song of Solomon 4:4 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F18 Ut supra, (Antiqu. l. 7. c. 5.) sect. 3.

2 Samuel 8:7 In-Context

5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to succour Hadadezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.
6 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.
7 And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
8 And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass.
9 When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the host of Hadadezer,