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1 Chronicles 18

David subdueth the Philistines and the Moabites.

1 Chronicles 18:1 And after this, it fortuned that Dauid smote the Philistines, & subdued them, and toke Geth and the townes that longed therto out of the handes of the Philistines. 1 Chronicles 18:2 And he smote Moab, and the Moabites became Dauids seruauntes, and payde him tribute.

He smiteth Hadarezer and the Syrians.

1 Chronicles 18:3 And Dauid smote Hadarezer king of Zoba vnto Hanath, as he went to stablishe his dominion by the riuer Euphrates. 1 Chronicles 18:4 And Dauid toke from him a thousand charets, and seuen thousande horsemen, and twentie thousande footemen, and lamed all the charet horses, and reserued of them an hundred charets. 1 Chronicles 18:5 And when the Syrians of Damascon came to helpe Hadarezer king of Zoba, Dauid slue of the Syrians twentie and two thousande. 1 Chronicles 18:6 And Dauid put souldiers in Syria Damascon, and the Syrians became Dauids seruauntes, and brought him tribute: And the Lord preserued Dauid in all that he went to. 1 Chronicles 18:7 And Dauid toke the shieldes of golde that were on the seruauntes of Hadarezer, and brought them to Hierusalem. 1 Chronicles 18:8 And from Tebhath, and from Chun, cities of Hadarezar, brought Dauid exceeding much brasse, wherwith Solomon made the brasen lauatorie, the pillers, and the vessels of brasse.

Tou sendeth Hadoram with presents to bless David.

1 Chronicles 18:9 And when Thou king of Hemath heard how Dauid had beaten al the strength of Hadarezer king of Zoba, 1 Chronicles 18:10 He sent Hadoram his sone to king Dauid, to make peace with him, & to blesse him, because he had fought against Hadarezer, and beaten him (for Thou had warre with Hadarezer) and [Hadoram brought] all maner of iewels of golde, siluer, and brasse, with him.

The presents and spoil David dedicated to God.

1 Chronicles 18:11 And king Dauid dedicated them vnto the Lord, with the siluer and golde that he brought fro all nations, from Edom, fro Moab, from ye children of Ammon, from the Philistines, and from Amelec. 1 Chronicles 18:12 And Abisai the sonne of Zaruia slue of the Edomites in the salt valley eyghteene thousande,

He putteth garrisons in Edom.

1 Chronicles 18:13 And put souldiers in Edom, and all the Edomites became Dauid seruauntes: Thus the Lorde kept Dauid in all that he toke in hande.

David's officers.

1 Chronicles 18:14 And Dauid raigned ouer all Israel, and executed iudgement and righteousnesse among all his people. 1 Chronicles 18:15 And Ioab the sonne of Zaruia was ouer the hoast, & Iehosaphat the sonne of Ahilud recorder: 1 Chronicles 18:16 And Zadoc the sonne of Ahitob and Abimelech the sonne of Abiathar were the priestes, and Sausa was scribe, 1 Chronicles 18:17 And Banaiahu the sonne of Iehoiada was ouer the Crethites and the Phelethites: and the sonnes of Dauid were next vnto the king.

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