1 Chronicles 18
David subdueth the Philistines and the Moabites.
1 Chronicles 18:1 And it came to pass after this, that David defeated the Philistines, and humbled them, and took away Geth, and her daughters out of the hands of the Philistines, 1 Chronicles 18:2 And he defeated Moab, and the Moabites were made David's servants, and brought him gifts.
He smiteth Hadarezer and the Syrians.
1 Chronicles 18:3 At that time David defeated also Adarezer king of Soba of the land of Hemath, when he went to extend his dominions as far as the river Euphrates. 1 Chronicles 18:4 And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen, and he houghed all the chariot horses, only a hundred chariots, which he reserved for himself. 1 Chronicles 18:5 And the Syrians of Damascus came also to help Adarezer king of Soba: and David slew of them likewise two and twenty thousand men. 1 Chronicles 18:6 And he put a garrison in Damascus, that Syria also should serve him, and bring gifts. And the Lord assisted him in all things to which he went. 1 Chronicles 18:7 And David took the golden quivers which the servants of Adarezer had, and he brought them to Jerusalem. 1 Chronicles 18:8 Likewise out of Thebath and Chun, cities of Adarezer, he brought very much brass, of which Solomon made the brazen sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of brass.
Tou sendeth Hadoram with presents to bless David.
1 Chronicles 18:9 Now when Thou king of Hemath heard that David had defeated all the army of Adarezer king of Soba, 1 Chronicles 18:10 He sent Adoram his son to king David to desire peace of him, and to congratulate him that he had defeated and overthrown Adarezer: for Thou was an enemy to Adarezer.
The presents and spoil David dedicated to God.
1 Chronicles 18:11 And all the vessels of gold, and silver and brass king David consecrated to the Lord, with the silver and gold which he had taken from all the nations, as well from Edom, and from Moab, and from the sons of Ammon, as from the Philistines, and from Amalec. 1 Chronicles 18:12 And Abisai the son of Sarvia slew of the Edomites in the vale of the saltpits, eighteen thousand:
He putteth garrisons in Edom.
1 Chronicles 18:13 And he put a garrison in Edom, that Edom should serve David: and the Lord preserved David in all things to which he went.
1 Chronicles 18:14 So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and justice among all his people. 1 Chronicles 18:15 And Joab the son of Sarvia was over the army, and Josaphat the son of Ahilud recorder. 1 Chronicles 18:16 And Sadoc the son of Achitob, and Achimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests: and Susa, scribe. 1 Chronicles 18:17 And Banaias the son of Joiada was over the bands of the Cerethi, and the Phelethi: and the sons of David were chief about the king.