1 After that, David beat the Philistines and subdued them, and took the bridle of bondage out of their hands. 2 And he beat the Moabites and measured them with a line, making them lie along the earth; so that he brought two parts of them to death, and let one part live. And so the Moabites became David's servants, and paid tribute.
3 David smote also Hadadezer, the son of Rehob king of Zobah, as he went to make the end of his coasts at the river Euphrates. 4 And David took a thousand and seven hundred horsemen of his, and twenty thousand footmen, and destroyed all his chariots - reserving one hundred of them.
5 Then came the Syrians of Damascus to succor Hadadezer king of Zobah. And David slew of them two and twenty thousand men and put soldiers in Syria, Damascus. 6 And the Syrians became servants to David paying tribute. And thus the LORD saved David in all that he went to.
7 And David took the shields of gold that were upon the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem. 8 And thereto out of Betah and Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, he brought exceeding great abundance of brass.
9 When Toi, king of Hamath, had heard how David had discomforted all the host of Hadadezer, 10 he sent Joram his son unto king David to salute him with peace and to bless him because he had fought against Hadadezer and beaten him - for Toi kept war with Hadadezer - which son brought vessels of silver, gold and of brass with him. 11 And them also King David did dedicate unto the LORD with the silver and gold that he consecrated of all nations which he subdued: 12 of the Syrians, the Moabites, the children of Ammon, the Philistines, the Amalekites, and of the spoil of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah.
13 And David made him a name after he returned from the slaughter of the Syrians in the valley of salt where he slew eighteen thousand men. 14 And he put keepers in Edom, even throughout all Edom put he soldiers; and all Edom became his servants. And the LORD kept David whatsoever he took in hand.
15 And David reigned over all Israel and executed right and justice unto all his people. 16 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host, and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder. 17 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were the priests, and Seraiah was the scribe. 18 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chief rulers.