1 Chronicles 18
David subdueth the Philistines and the Moabites.
1 Chronicles 18:1 Now after this, it came to passe, that Dauid smote the Philistines & subdued them, and tooke Gath, and her townes out of the hand of the Philistines. 1 Chronicles 18:2 And he smote Moab, and the Moabites became Dauids seruants, [and] brought gifts.
He smiteth Hadarezer and the Syrians.
1 Chronicles 18:3 And Dauid smote Hadarezer king of Zobah vnto Hamath, as hee went to stablish his dominion by the riuer Euphrates. 1 Chronicles 18:4 And Dauid tooke from him a thousand charets, and seuen thousand horsemen, and twentie thousand footmen: Dauid also houghed all the charet [horses], but reserued of them an hundred charets. 1 Chronicles 18:5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to helpe Hadarezer king of Zobah, Dauid slew of the Syrians two and twentie thousand men. 1 Chronicles 18:6 Then Dauid put [garisons] in Syria Damascus, and the Syrians became Dauids seruants, and brought giftes. Thus the LORD preserued Dauid, whithersoeuer he went. 1 Chronicles 18:7 And Dauid tooke the shields of golde that were on the seruants of Hadarezer, & brought them to Ierusalem. 1 Chronicles 18:8 Likewise from Tibhath, and from Chun, cities of Hadarezer, broght Dauid very much brasse, wherewith Solomon made the brasen Sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of brasse.
Tou sendeth Hadoram with presents to bless David.
1 Chronicles 18:9 Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how Dauid had smitten all the hoste of Hadarezer king of Zobah: 1 Chronicles 18:10 Hee sent Hadoram his sonne to king Dauid, to enquire of his welfare, and to congratulate him, because hee had fought against Hadarezer, and smitten him (for Hadarezer had warre with Tou) and [with him] all manner of vessels of golde and siluer, and brasse.
The presents and spoil David dedicated to God.
1 Chronicles 18:11 Them also king Dauid dedicated vnto the LORD, with the siluer and the golde that he brought from all [these] nations: from Edom, and from Moab, and from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalek. 1 Chronicles 18:12 Moreouer, Abishai the sonne of Zeruiah, slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt, eighteene thousand.
He putteth garrisons in Edom.
1 Chronicles 18:13 And he put garisons in Edom, and all the Edomites became Dauids seruants. Thus the LORD preserued Dauid whithersoeuer he went.
1 Chronicles 18:14 So Dauid reigned ouer all Israel, and executed iudgement and iustice among all his people. 1 Chronicles 18:15 And Ioab the sonne of Zeruiah [was] ouer the hoste, and Iehoshaphat the sonne of Ahilud, Recorder. 1 Chronicles 18:16 And Zadok the sonne of Ahitub, and Abimelech the sonne of Abiathar, [were] the Priests, and Shausha [was] Scribe. 1 Chronicles 18:17 And Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada [was] ouer the Cherethites, and the Pelethites: and the sonnes of Dauid [were] chiefe about the king.