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.
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.
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.
8:7 And David took the shields of gold that were
on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to e
(e) For the use of the temple.
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.
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.
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.