1 Chronicles 18

1 Now after this it came to pass, that Dawid smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines.

2 And he smote Moav; and the Moavites became Dawid’s servants, and brought gifts.

3 And Dawid smote Hadarezer king of Zobah unto Hamath, as he went to stablish his dominion by the river Euphrates.

4 And Dawid took from him a thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen; Dawid also houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them a hundred chariots.

5 And when the Syrians (Arammim) of Damascus (Dammeseq) came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, Dawid slew of the Syrians (Arammim) two and twenty thousand men.

6 Then Dawid put garrisons among Syrians (Arammim) in Damascus (Dammeseq); and the Syrians (Arammim) became Dawid’s servants, and brought gifts. Thus יהוה preserved Dawid whithersoever he went.

7 And Dawid took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem (Yerushalayim).

8 Likewise from Tibhath, and from Chun, cities of Hadarezer, brought Dawid very much brass, wherewith Solomon (Shelomoh) made the brasen sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of brass.

9 Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how Dawid had smitten all the army of Hadarezer king of Zobah;

10 He sent Hadoram his son to king Dawid, to enquire of his welfare, and to congratulate him, because he had fought against Hadarezer, and smitten him; (for Hadarezer had war with Tou;) and with him all manner of vessels of gold and silver and brass.

11 Them also king Dawid dedicated unto יהוה, with the silver and the gold that he brought from all these nations; from Edom, and from Moav, and from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalek.

12 Moreover Avishai the son of Zeruyah slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.

13 And he put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites became Dawid’s servants. Thus יהוה preserved Dawid whithersoever he went.

14 So Dawid reigned over all Yisrael, and executed judgment and justice among all his people.

15 And Yoav the son of Zeruyah was over the army; and Yehoshafat the son of Ahilud, recorder.

16 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech (Avimelekh) the son of Aviathar, were the priests (kohanim); and Shavsha was scribe;

17 And Benayah the son of Yehoyada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and the sons of Dawid were chiefs by the king.