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