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3. David's conquest over his enemies for the strengthening of his kingdom 8:1—10:19
a. David's conquests over the Philistines, Moab, Zobah, Syria, and Edom 8:1-14
2 Sam. 8 :1 8:1 aAnd after this David struck the Philistines and subdued them. And David took 1control of the chief city out of the hand of the Philistines.
2 Sam. 8 :2 8:2 And he struck aMoab. And making them lie down on the ground, he measured them with a measuring line; and he measured out two lengths of them to be put to death and one full length to be kept alive. And the Moabites became servants to David and brought tribute.
2 Sam. 8 :3 8:3 Then David struck Hadadezer the son of Rehob, the king of Zobah, when he went to recover his power at the 1River.
2 Sam. 8 :4 8:4 And David took from him a thousand seven hundred horsemen and twenty thousand foot soldiers. And David hamstrung all the chariot horses but left enough of them for a hundred chariots.
2 Sam. 8 :5 8:5 And when the 1Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer the king of Zobah, David struck twenty-two thousand men among the Syrians.
2 Sam. 8 :6 8:6 And David put garrisons among the Syrians of Damascus, and the Syrians became servants to David and brought tribute. And Jehovah preserved David wherever he went.
2 Sam. 8 :7 8:7 And David took the ashields of gold that were with the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.
2 Sam. 8 :8 8:8 And from Betah and Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David took very much bronze.
2 Sam. 8 :9 8:9 Then when Toi the king of Hamath heard that David had struck down all the army of Hadadezer,
2 Sam. 8 :10 8:10 Toi sent Joram his son to King David to greet him and congratulate him for fighting against Hadadezer and striking him down, for Hadadezer had been at war with Toi. And in 1Joram’s hand were articles of silver and of gold and of bronze.
2 Sam. 8 :11 8:11 King David aconsecrated these also to Jehovah along with the silver and gold that he consecrated from all the nations that he had subdued:
2 Sam. 8 :12 8:12 From the 1Syrians and from the Moabites and from the children of Ammon and from the Philistines and from the Amalekites and from the spoil of Hadadezer the son of Rehob, the king of Zobah.
2 Sam. 8 :13 8:13 And David made a name for himself when he returned from striking down the Syrians in the Valley of Salt, that is, eighteen thousand men.
2 Sam. 8 :14 8:14 And he put garrisons in aEdom; throughout all Edom he put garrisons; and all the Edomites became servants to David. And Jehovah preserved David wherever he went.
b. David's reign in justice and righteousness 8:15-18
2 Sam. 8 :15 8:15 So David reigned over all Israel, and David executed justice and righteousness for all his people.
2 Sam. 8 :16 8:16 aAnd Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army, and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder.
2 Sam. 8 :17 8:17 And Zadok the son of Ahitub and Ahimelech the son of aAbiathar were priests, and Seraiah was scribe.
2 Sam. 8 :18 8:18 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada 1was over the 2Cherethites and the Pelethites, and David’s sons were his 3chief ministers.
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