2 He defeated the Mo′ab·ites+ and made them lie down on the ground and measured them with a line. He measured out two lines to be put to death, and one full line to be kept alive.+ And the Mo′ab·ites became David’s servants and brought tribute.+
3 David defeated Had·ad·e′zer the son of Re′hob the king of Zo′bah+ as he was on his way to restore his authority at the Eu·phra′tes River.+ 4 David captured 1,700 horsemen and 20,000 foot soldiers from him. Then David hamstrung all but 100 of the chariot horses.+
5 When the Syrians of Damascus+ came to help King Had·ad·e′zer of Zo′bah, David struck down 22,000 of the Syrians.+ 6 David then established garrisons in Syria of Damascus, and the Syrians became David’s servants and brought tribute. Jehovah gave David victory* wherever he went.+ 7 Moreover, David took the circular shields of gold from the servants of Had·ad·e′zer and brought them to Jerusalem.+ 8 From Be′tah and Be·ro′thai, cities of Had·ad·e′zer, King David took a great quantity of copper.
9 Now King To′i of Ha′math+ heard that David had defeated the entire army of Had·ad·e′zer.+ 10 So To′i sent his son Jo′ram to King David to ask about his welfare and to congratulate him because he had fought and defeated Had·ad·e′zer (for Had·ad·e′zer had often fought against To′i), and he brought articles of silver, gold, and copper. 11 King David sanctified these to Jehovah, along with the silver and the gold that he had sanctified from all the nations that he had subdued:+ 12 from Syria and Mo′ab,+ from the Am′mon·ites, the Phi·lis′tines,+ the A·mal′ek·ites,+ and from the spoil of Had·ad·e′zer+ the son of Re′hob the king of Zo′bah. 13 David also made a name for himself when he came back from striking down 18,000 E′dom·ites in the Valley of Salt.+ 14 He established garrisons in E′dom. In all E′dom he established garrisons, and all the E′dom·ites became David’s servants.+ Jehovah gave David victory* wherever he went.+
15 David kept reigning over all Israel,+ and David was administering justice and righteousness+ for all his people.+ 16 Jo′ab+ the son of Ze·ru′iah was over the army, and Je·hosh′a·phat+ the son of A·hi′lud was recorder. 17 Za′dok+ the son of A·hi′tub and A·him′e·lech the son of A·bi′a·thar were priests, and Se·rai′ah was secretary. 18 Be·nai′ah+ the son of Je·hoi′a·da was over the Cher′e·thites and the Pel′e·thites.+ And David’s sons became chief ministers.*