1 Chronicles 18
1 After this it came to pass that David struck the Philistines, subdued them, and took
Gath and its daughter-villages from the hand of the Philistines.
2 Then he struck Moab, and the Moabites became David's servants, bringing tribute.
3 And David struck Hadadezer king of Zobah as far as Hamath, as he went to establish his
hand by the River Euphrates.
4 David took from him one thousand chariots, seven thousand horsemen, and twenty
thousand foot soldiers. And David also hamstrung all the chariot horses, except that he
spared enough of them for one hundred chariots.
5 When the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David killed of
the Syrians twenty-two thousand men.
6 Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus; and the Syrians became David's
servants, and brought tribute. Thus Jehovah prospered David wherever he went.
7 And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought
them to Jerusalem.
8 Also from Tibhath and from Chun, cities of Hadadezer, David brought very much
bronze, with which Solomon made the bronze sea, the pillars, and the articles of bronze.
9 And when Tou king of Hamath heard that David had struck all the army of Hadadezer
king of Zobah,
10 he sent Hadoram his son to King David, to ask after his welfare and to bless him,
because he had fought against Hadadezer and struck him (for Hadadezer had been a man
of war against Tou); along with all kinds of articles of gold, silver, and bronze.
11 King David also consecrated these unto Jehovah, along with the silver and gold that he
had brought from all these nations: Edom, Moab, the children of Ammon, the Philistines,
12 Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah killed eighteen thousand Edomites in the Valley
13 He also put garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites became David's servants. And
Jehovah prospered David wherever he went.
14 Thus David reigned over all Israel, executing judgment and justice to all his people.
15 Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was
16 Zadok the son of Ahitub and Abimelech the son of Abiathar were the priests; Shavsha
was the scribe;
17 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's
sons were chiefs at the king's side.