2 Samuel 8
David Massacres the Moabites
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.
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. ||
(8:2-3) "David ... measured them with a line ... with two lines measured he to put to death, and with one full
line to keep alive."|
David killed two thirds of the Moabites and made the rest slaves.
God's 78th Killing
(8:4a) "David took 700 horsemen." Or was it 7000?
How many horsemen did David take?
(8:4b) "David houghed all the chariot horses."
(8:5-6, 14) "David slew of the Syrians two
and twenty thousand men ... and the Lord preserved David withersoever he went."
God's 79th Killing
22,000 Aramaeans Killed
David smote also
Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his
border at the river Euphrates.
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.
And when the Syrians of Damascus came to succour Hadadezer king of Zobah, David
slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.
Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus: and the Syrians became
servants to David, and brought gifts. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever
And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer,
and brought them to Jerusalem.
And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took
exceeding much brass.
When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the host of
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:||
Which also king David did dedicate unto the LORD, with the silver and gold
that he had dedicated of all nations which he subdued;||
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.||
(8:13-14) "David gat him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in
the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand men ... And the LORD preserved David
whithersoever he went."|
David killed every male in Edom
And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in
the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand men.||
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.
And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice
unto all his people.||
And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of
Ahilud was recorder;||
And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Seraiah
was the scribe;||
(8:17) "Ahimelech the son of Abiathar"|
Was Abiathar the father or the son of Ahimelech?
And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over both the Cherethites and the
Pelethites; and David's sons were chief rulers.