18 But they fled before Israel, and David killed seven hundred of their charioteers and forty thousand of their foot soldiers.[1] He also struck down Shobak the commander of their army, and he died there.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Samuel 10:18

Commentary on 2 Samuel 10:15-19

(Read 2 Samuel 10:15-19)

Here is a new attempt of the Syrians. Even the baffled cause will make head as long as there is any life in it; the enemies of the Son of David do so. But now the promise made to Abraham, Joshua 1:4, that the borders of Israel should extend to the river Euphrates, was performed. Learn hence, that it is dangerous to help those who have God against them; for when they fall, their helpers will fall with them.