1 Some time later, David defeated the Philisʹtines and subdued them and took Gath and its dependent towns out of the hands of the Philisʹtines.
2 Then he defeated Moʹab, and the Moʹabites became David’s servants and brought tribute.
3 David defeated King Hadadeʹzer of Zoʹbah near Haʹmath as he was on his way to establish his authority at the Euphraʹtes River.
4 David captured 1,000 chariots, 7,000 horsemen, and 20,000 foot soldiers from him. Then David hamstrung all but 100 of the chariot horses.
5 When the Syrians of Damascus came to help King Hadadeʹzer of Zoʹbah, David struck down 22,000 of the Syrians.
6 David then established garrisons in Syria of Damascus, and the Syrians became David’s servants and brought tribute. Jehovah gave David victory wherever he went.
7 Moreover, David took the circular shields of gold from the servants of Hadadeʹzer and brought them to Jerusalem.
8 From Tibʹhath and Cun, cities of Hadadeʹzer, David took a great quantity of copper. With it Solʹomon made the copper Sea, the pillars, and the copper utensils.
9 When King Toʹu of Haʹmath heard that David had defeated the entire army of King Hadadeʹzer of Zoʹbah,
10 he immediately sent his son Hadoʹram to King David to ask about his welfare and to congratulate him because he had fought and defeated Hadadeʹzer (for Hadadeʹzer had often fought against Toʹu), and he brought all sorts of articles of gold, silver, and copper.
11 King David sanctified these to Jehovah, along with the silver and the gold that he had carried off from all the nations: from Eʹdom and Moʹab, from the Amʹmonites, the Philisʹtines, and the Amalʹekites.
12 Abishʹai the son of Zeruʹiah struck down 18,000 Eʹdomites in the Valley of Salt.
13 He established garrisons in Eʹdom, and all the Eʹdomites became David’s servants. Jehovah gave David victory wherever he went.
14 David kept reigning over all Israel, and he was administering justice and righteousness for all his people.
15 Joʹab the son of Zeruʹiah was over the army, Jehoshʹaphat the son of Ahiʹlud was recorder,
16 Zaʹdok the son of Ahiʹtub and Ahimʹelech the son of Abiʹathar were priests, and Shavʹsha was secretary.
17 Benaiʹah the son of Jehoiʹada was over the Cherʹethites and the Pelʹethites. And David’s sons were first in position next to the king.