Divine Preservation – 2 Samuel 8

2 Samuel 8:1 And after this it came to pass, that David smote the  Philistines, and subdued them: and David took Methegammah  out of the hand of the Philistines. 

2 Samuel 8:2 And he  smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them  down to the ground; even with two lines measured he to put  to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And so the  Moabites became David’s servants, and brought gifts.  

2 Samuel 8:3 David smote also Hadadezer, the son of Rehob,  king of Zobah, as he went to recover his border at the river  Euphrates. 

2 Samuel 8:4 And David took from him a thousand  chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty  thousand footmen: and David houghed all the chariot  horses, but reserved of them for an hundred chariots.  

2 Samuel 8:5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to succour  Hadadezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two  and twenty thousand men. 

2 Samuel 8:6 Then David put garrisons  in Syria of Damascus: and the Syrians became servants to  David, and brought gifts. And the LORD preserved David  whithersoever he went. 

2 Samuel 8:7 And David took the shields of  gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought  them to Jerusalem. 

2 Samuel 8:8 And from Betah, and from  Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding  much brass.  

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2 Samuel 8:9 When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had  smitten all the host of Hadadezer, 

2 Samuel 8:10 Then Toi sent  Joram his son unto king David, to salute him, and to bless  him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten  him: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. And Joram brought  with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels  of brass: 

2 Samuel 8:11 Which also king David did dedicate unto  the LORD, with the silver and gold that he had dedicated of  all nations which he subdued; 

2 Samuel 8:12 Of Syria, and of  Moab, and of the children of Ammon, and of the Philistines,  and of Amalek, and of the spoil of Hadadezer, son of  Rehob, king of Zobah. 

2 Samuel 8:13 And David gat him a name  when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley  of salt, being eighteen thousand men.  

2 Samuel 8:14 And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all  Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became  David’s servants. And the LORD preserved David  whithersoever he went. 

2 Samuel 8:15 And David reigned over all  Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his  people. 

2 Samuel 8:16 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the  host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;   

2 Samuel 8:17 And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the  son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Seraiah was the  scribe; 

2 Samuel 8:18 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over  both the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David’s sons  were chief rulers.   KJV

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