2 SAMUEL - Chapter 8

1 - And after this it came to pass that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them: and David took Methegammah out of the hand of the Philistines.
2 - And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And so the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.
3 - David smote also Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his border at the river Euphrates.
4 - And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for an hundred chariots.
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,
10 - Then Toi sent Joram his son unto king David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. And Joram brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass:
11 - Which also king David did dedicate unto the LORD, with the silver and gold that he had dedicated of all nations which he subdued;
12 - Of Syria, and of Moab, and of the children of Ammon, and of the Philistines, and of Amalek, and of the spoil of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah.
13 - And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand men.
14 - And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became David's servants. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
15 - And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.
16 - And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;
17 - And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Seraiah was the scribe;
18 - And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over both the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chief rulers.