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2 Kings (2 Samuel) Chapter 8

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 8:1

sa2 8:1

And after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them: and David took Methegammah out of the (a) hand of the Philistines.

(a) So that they paid no more tribute.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 8:2

sa2 8:2

And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with (b) 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.

(b) He slew two parts as it pleased him, and reserved the third.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 8:6

sa2 8:6

Then David put garrisons in (c) Syria of Damascus: and the Syrians became servants to David, (d) [and] brought gifts. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.

(c) In that part of Syria, where Damascus was.

(d) They paid yearly tribute.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 8:7

sa2 8:7

And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to (e) Jerusalem.

(e) For the use of the temple.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 8:10

sa2 8:10

Then Toi sent Joram his son unto king David, to salute him, and to (f) 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:

(f) For seeing David victorious, he was glad to ask for peace.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 8:15

sa2 8:15

And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed (g) judgment and justice unto all his people.

(g) He gave judgment in controversies, and was merciful toward the people.

2 Kings (2 Samuel) 8:18

sa2 8:18

And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada [was over] both the (h) Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were chief rulers.

(h) The Cherethites and Pelethites were as the king's guard, and had charge of his person.

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