¶ After that, David beat the Philistines and subdued them and took the bridle of bondage out of their hands. And he beat the Moabites and measured them with a line, making them lie along the earth, and then meeting the length of two lines to slay, and the length of one line to save a life. And so became the Moabites David's servants and paid tribute. David smote also Adadezer the son of Rehob king of Zobah as he went to make the end of his coasts at the river Euphrates. And David took a thousand and seven hundredth horsemen of his, and twenty thousand footmen and destroyed all his chariots reserving one hundredth of them. Then came the Sirians of Damasco to succour Adadezer king of Zobah. And David slew of them two and twenty thousand men and put soldiers in Siria Damasco. And the Sirians became servants to David paying tribute. And thus the LORD saved David in all that he went to. And David took the shields of gold that were upon the servants of Adadezer and brought them to Ierusalem. And thereto out of Betah and Berathai cities of Adadezer he brought exceeding great abundance of brass.
¶ When Thoi king of Hemath had heard how David had discomforted all the host of Adadezer, he sent Ioram his son unto king David to salute him with peace and to bless him because he had fought against Adadezer and beaten him: for Thoi kept war with Adadezer, which son brought vessels of silver, gold and of brass with him. And them also king David did dedicate unto the LORD with the silver and gold that he consecrated of all nations which he subdued: of the Sirians, the Moabites, the children of Ammon, the Philistines, the Amalekites, and of the spoil of Adadezer son of Rehob king of Zobah. And David made him a name after he returned from the slaughter of the Sirians in the valley of Salt where he slew eighteen thousand men. And he put keepers in Edom, even thorowout all Edom put he soldiers and all Edom became his servants. And the LORD kept David whatsoever he took in hand.
¶ And David reigned over all Israel and executed right and Justice unto all his people. And Ioab the son of Zaruiah was over the host, and Iehosaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder. And Sadoch the son of Ahitob and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were the priests, and Saraiah was the Scribe. And Banaiah the son of Iehoiada was over the Cerethites and the Phelethites and David's sons were chief rulers.