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¶ AND it came to pass after this that David smote the Philistines and defeated them;
and David took Ramath-gema from the Philistines.
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And he defeated the Moabites, making them tie down on the ground, and measured them with a line;
and he measured two lines to be put to death and one full line to keep alive.
And so the Moabites became David’s servants and brought tribute.
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Then David defeated Hadarezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to have dominion at the river Euphrates.
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And David took from him one thousand and seven hundred chariots and twenty thousand footmen;
and David destroyed all the chariots, but reserved of them one hundred chariots.
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And when the Edomites and the Arameans of Damascus came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Edomites twenty-two thousand men.
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Then David put governors in Edom and in Damascus;
and the Edomites became servants to David and brought tribute.
And the LORD preserved David wherever he went.
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And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadarezer;
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And from Tebah and from Berothai, cities of Hadarezer, King David took a great quantity of brass and brought it to Jerusalem.
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¶ And when Toa king of Hamath heard that David had defeated all the army of Hadarezer,
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Then Toa sent Joram his son to King David to salute him and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadarezer and defeated him;
for Hadarezer was a warlike man.
And Joram the son of Toa took with him vessels of silver and vessels of gold and vessels of brass;
and brought them to David;
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These also King David dedicated to the LORD, with the silver and gold that he had dedicated from all the nations which he had subdued,
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From Edom, Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, the Amalekites, and from the dominion of Hadarezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah.
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And David fought there when he returned, after he had defeated Edom in the Valley of Salt, killing eighteen thousand men.
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And David appointed governors throughout all Edom, and all the Edomites became David’s servants.
And the LORD preserved David wherever he went.
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¶ And David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and justice to all his people.
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And Joab the son of Zoriah was over the army;
and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;
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And Zadok the son of Ahitub, the Gelionite, and Abiathar the son of Ahimeleck were priests, and Seraiah was the scribe;
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And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over both the nobles and the laborers, and David’s sons were the princes.