The Reign of David – 1st Chronicles 18

1 Chronicles 18:1 Now after this it came to pass, that David smote  the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and her  towns out of the hand of the Philistines. 

1 Chronicles 18:2 And he  smote Moab; and the Moabites became David’s servants,  and brought gifts.  

1 Chronicles 18:3 And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah unto  Hamath, as he went to stablish his dominion by the river  Euphrates. 

1 Chronicles 18:4 And David took from him a thousand  chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty  thousand footmen: David also houghed all the chariot  horses, but reserved of them an hundred chariots. 

1 Chronicles 18:5  And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer  king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty  thousand men. 

1 Chronicles 18:6 Then David put garrisons in Syriadamascus;  and the Syrians became David’s servants, and  brought gifts. Thus the LORD preserved David  whithersoever he went. 

1 Chronicles 18:7 And David took the shields  of gold that were on the servants of Hadarezer, and brought  them to Jerusalem. 

1 Chronicles 18:8 Likewise from Tibhath, and from  Chun, cities of Hadarezer, brought David very much brass,  wherewith Solomon made the brasen sea, and the pillars,  and the vessels of brass.  

1 Chronicles 18:9 Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how David  had smitten all the host of Hadarezer king of Zobah;  

1 Chronicles 18:10 He sent Hadoram his son to king David, 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.  

1 Chronicles 18:11 Them also king David dedicated unto the LORD,  with the silver and the gold that he brought from all these  nations; from Edom, and from Moab, and from the children  of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalek.  

1 Chronicles 18:12 Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the  Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.  

1 Chronicles 18:13 And he put garrisons in Edom; and all the  Edomites became David’s servants. Thus the LORD  preserved David whithersoever he went.  

1 Chronicles 18:14 So David reigned over all Israel, and executed  judgment and justice among all his people. 

1 Chronicles 18:15 And  Joab the son Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the  son of Ahilud, recorder. 

1 Chronicles 18:16 And Zadok the son of  Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the  priests; and Shavsha was scribe; 

1 Chronicles 18:17 And Benaiah the  son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the  Pelethites; and the sons of David were chief about the king.  KJV

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