2 Samuel 8
David subdueth the Philistines and the Moabites.
2 Samuel 8:1 After this, now Dauid smote the Philistines, and subdued them: and Dauid toke the bridel of bondage out of the hand of the Philistines. 2 Samuel 8:2 And he smote the Moabites, and measured them with a lyne, and cast them downe to the grounde, euen with two lynes measured he them, to put them to death, and with one full corde to kepe them alyue: And so became the Moabites Dauids seruauntes, and brought giftes.
He smiteth Hadadezer, and the Syrians.
2 Samuel 8:3 Dauid smote also Hadarezer ye sonne of Rehob king of Zoba, as he went to recouer his border at the ryuer Pherath. 2 Samuel 8:4 And Dauid toke of his, a thousand and seuen hundred horsemen, and destroyed all the charets, and twentie thousand footemen: but reserued an hundred charets of them. 2 Samuel 8:5 And when the Syrians of Damascon came to succour Hadarezer king of Zoba, Dauid slue of the Syrians two and twentie thousand men. 2 Samuel 8:6 And put souldiers in Syria Damascon: And the Syrians became seruautes to Dauid, and brought giftes, and the Lorde saued Dauid, in all that he went vnto. 2 Samuel 8:7 And Dauid toke the shieldes of golde that belonged to the seruauntes of Hadarezer, & brought them to Hierusalem. 2 Samuel 8:8 And out of Beta and Berothai, cities of Hadarezer, did Dauid bryng exceeding much brasse.
Toi sendeth Joram with presents to bless him.
2 Samuel 8:9 When Thoi king of Hamath heard how Dauid had smitten all the hoast of Hadarezer, 2 Samuel 8:10 Thoi sent Ioram his sonne vnto king Dauid, to salute him, and to blesse him, because he had fought against Hadarezer, and beaten him (for Thoi had great warre with Hadarezer) And [Ioram] brought with him vessels of siluer, vessels of golde, and vessels of brasse.
The presents and the spoil David dedicateth to God.
2 Samuel 8:11 Which brasse king Dauid did dedicate vnto the Lorde, with the siluer & golde that he had deditate of al nations which he subdued. 2 Samuel 8:12 Of Syria, of the Moabites, & of the children of Ammon, of the Philistines, and of Hamalek, and of the spoyle of Hadarezer sonne of Rehob king of Zoba. 2 Samuel 8:13 And Dauid gat him a name after that he returned & had smitten of the Syrians in the valley of salt 18 thousand men.
He putteth garrisons in Edom.
2 Samuel 8:14 And he put a garison in Edom, euen throughout all Edom put he souldiers, and all they of Edom became Dauids seruauntes: And the Lorde kept Dauid whatsoeuer he toke in hand. 2 Samuel 8:15 And Dauid raigned ouer all Israel, and executed iudgement and iustice vnto all his people.
2 Samuel 8:16 And Ioab the sonne of Zaruia was ouer the hoast, & Iehosaphat the sonne of Ahilud was recorder. 2 Samuel 8:17 And Sadoc the sonne of Ahitob, and Ahimelech the sonne of Abiathar were the priestes, & Saraiah was the scribe. 2 Samuel 8:18 And Banaiahu the sonne of Iehoida and the Cherethites, and the Phelethites, and Dauids sonnes, were chiefe rulers.