18:1 Now after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and took a Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines.
(a) Which (2 Samuel
8:1) calls the bridle of bondage, because it was a strong town and kept
the country around it in subjection.
Then David put [garrisons] in Syriadamascus; and the Syrians became David's
servants, [and] brought gifts. Thus the LORD b
preserved David whithersoever he went.
(b) That is in all things that he attempted.
18:8 Likewise from c
Tibhath, and from Chun, cities of Hadarezer, brought David very much brass,
wherewith Solomon made the brasen sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of
(c) Which in (2 Samuel
8:8) is called Betah and Berothai.
18:10 He sent d
Hadoram his son to king David, to enquire of his welfare, and to congratulate
him, because he had fought against Hadarezer, and smitten him; (for Hadarezer
had war with Tou;) and [with him] all manner of vessels of gold and silver and
(d) Called also Joram (2 Samuel
18:11 Them also king David dedicated unto the
LORD, with the silver and the gold that he brought from all [these] nations;
from e Edom, and from Moab, and from the
children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalek.
(e) Because the Edomites and the Syrians joined
their power together, it is said, (2 Samuel
8:12) that the Amramites were spoiled.
18:12 Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of
the Edomites in the valley of salt f
(f) Which is understood that Joab slew 12,000 as
is in (Psalms
60:1) and Abishai the rest.
And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada [was] over the g
Cherethites and the Pelethites; and the sons of David [were] chief about the
(g) Read (2 Samuel