1611 King James Bible

2 Samuel 8

David subdueth the Philistines and the Moabites.

2 Samuel 8:1 And after this it came to passe, that Dauid smote the Philistines, and subdued them: and Dauid tooke Metheg-Ammah out of the hand of the Philistines. 2 Samuel 8:2 And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them downe to the ground: euen with two lines measured he, to put to death, and with one full line to keepe aliue: and so the Moabites became Dauids seruants, [and] brought gifts.

He smiteth Hadadezer, and the Syrians.

2 Samuel 8:3 Dauid smote also Hadadezer the sonne of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recouer his border at the riuer Euphrates. 2 Samuel 8:4 And Dauid tooke from him a thousand [charets], and seuen hundred horsemen, and twentie thousand footemen: and Dauid houghed all the charet [horses], but reserued of them [for] an hundred charets. 2 Samuel 8:5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to succour Hadadezer king of Zobah, Dauid slew of the Syrians two and twentie thousand men. 2 Samuel 8:6 Then Dauid put garisons in Syria of Damascus: And the Syrians became seruants to Dauid, [and] brought gifts: and the LORD preserued Dauid whithersoeuer he went. 2 Samuel 8:7 And Dauid tooke the shields of gold that were on the seruants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Ierusalem. 2 Samuel 8:8 And from Betah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King Dauid tooke exceeding much brasse.

Toi sendeth Joram with presents to bless him.

2 Samuel 8:9 When Toi king of Hamath heard that Dauid had smitten all the hoste of Hadadezer, 2 Samuel 8:10 Then Toi sent Ioram his sonne vnto king Dauid to salute him, and to blesse him, because hee had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him: (for Hadadezer had warres with Toi) and [Ioram] brought with him vessels of siluer, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brasse;

The presents and the spoil David dedicateth to God.

2 Samuel 8:11 Which also king Dauid did dedicate vnto the LORD, with the siluer and gold that he had dedicate of all nations which he subdued: 2 Samuel 8:12 Of Syria, and of Moab, and of the children of Ammon, and of the Philistines, & of Amalek, and of the spoile of Hadadezer sonne of Rehob king of Zobah. 2 Samuel 8:13 And Dauid gate [him] a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, [being] eighteene thousand [men].

He putteth garrisons in Edom.

2 Samuel 8:14 And he put garrisons in Edom; thorowout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became Dauids seruants: and the LORD preserued Dauid whithersoeuer he went. 2 Samuel 8:15 And Dauid reigned ouer all Israel, and Dauid executed iudgement and iustice vnto all his people.

David's officers.

2 Samuel 8:16 And Ioab the sonne of Zeruiah [was] ouer the host, and Iehoshaphat the sonne of Ahilud [was] Recorder. 2 Samuel 8:17 And Zadok the sonne of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the sonne of Abiathar, [were] the Priests, and Seraiah [was] the scribe. 2 Samuel 8:18 And Benaiah the sonne of Iehoiada was [ouer] both the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and Dauids sonnes were chiefe rulers.

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