2 Samuel 8
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2 Samuel 8
And after this it came to be that Dawid smote the Philistines and humbled them. And Dawid took the bridle of the mother city out of the hand of the Philistines.
He also smote Mo'ab, and measured them off with a line, causing them to lie down on the earth. With two lines he measured off those to be put to death, and with one complete line those to be kept alive. And the Mo'abites became Dawid's servants, and brought presents.
Dawid also smote Hadadezer son of Rehob, sovereign of Tsobah, as he went to restore his rule at the River Euphrates.
And Dawid captured from him one thousand and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand foot soldiers. And Dawid destroyed all the chariots, but he left of them a hundred chariots.
And the Arameans of Damascus came to help Hadadezer sovereign of Tsobah, and Dawid smote twenty-two thousand of the Arameans.
Then Dawid put watch-posts in Aram of Damascus. And the Arameans became Dawid's servants, and brought presents. And YHWH saved Dawid wherever he went.
And Dawid took the shields of gold which were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Yerushalayim.
And from Betah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, Sovereign Dawid took very much bronze.
And To'i sovereign of Hamath heard that Dawid had smitten all the army of Hadadezer,
so To'i sent Yoram his son to Sovereign Dawid, to ask peace of him and bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer and smote him, for Hadadezer had battles with To'i. And Yoram brought with him objects of silver, and objects of gold, and objects of bronze.
Sovereign Dawid also set these apart to YHWH, along with the silver and gold that he had set apart from all the nations which he had humbled:
from Aram, and from Mo'ab, and from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amaleq, and from the spoil of Hadadezer son of Rehob, sovereign of Tsobah.
And Dawid made a name for himself when he returned from smiting eighteen thousand Arameans in the Valley of Salt.
And he put watch-posts in Edom. Throughout all Edom he put watch-posts, and all the Edomites became Dawid's servants. And YHWH saved Dawid wherever he went.
And Dawid reigned over all Yisra`el, and Dawid was doing right-ruling and righteousness to all his people.
And Yo'ab son of Tseruyah was over the army, and Yehoshaphat son of Ahilud was recorder,
and Tsadoq son of Ahitub and Ahimelek son of Ebyathar were the priests, and Serayah was the scribe,
and Benayahu son of Yehoyada was over both the Kerethites and the Pelethites, and Dawid`s sons were priests.
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