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2 Samuel 8

MSG 1 In the days that followed, David struck hard at the Philistines - brought them to their knees and took control of the countryside. NIV 1 In the course of time, David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and he took Metheg Ammah from the control of the Philistines. MSG 2 He also fought and defeated Moab. He chose two-thirds of them randomly and executed them. The other third he spared. So the Moabites fell under David's rule and were forced to bring tribute. NIV 2 David also defeated the Moabites. He made them lie down on the ground and measured them off with a length of cord. Every two lengths of them were put to death, and the third length was allowed to live. So the Moabites became subject to David and brought him tribute. MSG 3 On his way to restore his sovereignty at the River Euphrates, David next defeated Hadadezer son of Rehob the king of Zobah. NIV 3 Moreover, David defeated Hadadezer son of Rehob, king of Zobah, when he went to restore his monument at the Euphrates River. MSG 4 He captured from him a thousand chariots, seven thousand cavalry, and twenty thousand infantry. He hamstrung all the chariot horses, but saved back a hundred. NIV 4 David captured a thousand of his chariots, seven thousand charioteers and twenty thousand foot soldiers. He hamstrung all but a hundred of the chariot horses. MSG 5 When the Arameans from Damascus came to the aid of Hadadezer king of Zobah, David killed twenty-two thousand of them. NIV 5 When the Arameans of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck down twenty-two thousand of them. MSG 6 David set up a puppet government in Aram-Damascus. The Arameans became subjects of David and were forced to bring tribute. God gave victory to David wherever he marched. NIV 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. MSG 7 David plundered the gold shields that belonged to the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem. NIV 7 David took the gold shields that belonged to the officers of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem. MSG 8 He also looted a great quantity of bronze from Tebah and Berothai, cities of Hadadezer. NIV 8 From Tebah and Berothai, towns that belonged to Hadadezer, King David took a great quantity of bronze. MSG 9 Toi, king of Hamath, heard that David had struck down the entire army of Hadadezer. NIV 9 When Tou king of Hamath heard that David had defeated the entire army of Hadadezer, MSG 10 So he sent his son Joram to King David to greet and congratulate him for fighting and defeating them, for Toi and Hadadezer were old enemies. He brought with him gifts of silver, gold, and bronze. NIV 10 he sent his son Joram 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. MSG 11 King David consecrated these along with the silver and gold from all the nations he had conquered NIV 11 King David dedicated these articles to the LORD, as he had done with the silver and gold from all the nations he had subdued: MSG 12 - from Aram, Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, and from Amalek, along with the plunder from Hadadezer son of Rehob king of Zobah. NIV 12 Edom and Moab, the Ammonites and the Philistines, and Amalek. He also dedicated the plunder taken from Hadadezer son of Rehob, king of Zobah. MSG 13 David built a victory monument on his return from defeating the Arameans. NIV 13 And David became famous after he returned from striking down eighteen thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt. MSG 14 David set up a puppet government in Edom, and the Edomites became subjects under David. God gave David victory wherever he marched. NIV 14 He put garrisons throughout Edom, and all the Edomites became subject to David. The LORD gave David victory wherever he went. MSG 15 Thus David ruled over all of Israel. He ruled well - fair and evenhanded in all his duties and relationships. NIV 15 David reigned over all Israel, doing what was just and right for all his people. MSG 16 Joab son of Zeruiah was head of the army; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was clerk; NIV 16 Joab son of Zeruiah was over the army; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was recorder; MSG 17 Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar were priests; Seraiah was secretary; NIV 17 Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelek son of Abiathar were priests; Seraiah was secretary; MSG 18 Benaiah son of Jehoiada was over the Kerethites and Pelethites; And David's sons were priests. NIV 18 Benaiah son of Jehoiada was over the Kerethites and Pelethites; and David’s sons were priests.

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