1 Chronicles 18

After this it happened, that Dawud struck the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and its towns out of the hand of the Philistines. 2He struck Moab; and the Moabites became servants to Dawud, and brought tribute. 3Dawud struck Hadarezer king of Zobah to Hamath, as he went to establish his dominion by the river Euphrates. 4Dawud took from him one thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen; and Dawud hamstrung all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for one hundred chariots. 5When the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, Dawud struck of the Syrians twenty-two thousand men. 6Then Dawud put garrisons in Syria of Damascus; and the Syrians became servants to Dawud, and brought tribute. Allah gave victory to Dawud wherever he went. 7Dawud took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem. 8From Tibhath and from Cun, cities of Hadarezer, Dawud took very much bronze, with which Sulayman made the bronze sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of bronze. 9When Tou king of Hamath heard that Dawud had struck all the army of Hadarezer king of Zobah, 10he sent Hadoram his son to king Dawud, to Greet him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadarezer and struck him; (for Hadarezer had wars with Tou;) and he had with him all manner of vessels of gold and silver and bronze. 11These also did king Dawud dedicate to Allah, with the silver and the gold that he carried away from all the nations; from Edom, and from Moab, and from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalek. 12Moreover Abishai IbnZeruiah struck of the Edomites in the Valley of Salt eighteen thousand. 13He put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites became servants to Dawud. Allah gave victory to Dawud wherever he went. 14Dawud reigned over all Israel; and he executed justice and righteousness to all his people. 15Joab Ibn Zeruiah was over the army; and Jehoshaphat Ibn Ahilud was recorder; 16and Zadok Ibn Ahitub, and Abimelech Ibn Abiathar, were priests; and Shavsha was scribe; 17and Benaiah Ibn Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and the sons of Dawud were chief about the king.


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