2 SAMUEL 7:24 – 8:14
7:24 And You have established Your people Israel to be a people to You forever, and You, O Jehovah, became their God.
7:25 And now, O Jehovah God, confirm forever the word which You have spoken concerning Your servant and concerning his house, and do as You have spoken.
7:26 And may Your name be magnified forever when men say, Jehovah of hosts is God over Israel; and the house of Your servant David will be established before You.
7:27 For You, O Jehovah of hosts, God of Israel, have revealed to Your servant, saying, I will build you a house; therefore Your servant has found it in his heart to pray this prayer to You.
7:28 And now, O Lord Jehovah, You are God, and Your words are true, and You have spoken this good matter to Your servant;
7:29 Now therefore may it please You to bless the house of Your servant, that it may be before You forever; for You, O Lord Jehovah, have spoken it. And with Your blessing may the house of Your servant be blessed forever.
8:1 And after this David struck the Philistines and subdued them. And David took control of the chief city out of the hand of the Philistines.
8:2 And he struck Moab. And making them lie down on the ground, he measured them with a measuring line; and he measured out two lengths of them to be put to death and one full length to be kept alive. And the Moabites became servants to David and brought tribute.
8:3 Then David struck Hadadezer the son of Rehob, the king of Zobah, when he went to recover his power at the River.
8:4 And David took from him a thousand seven hundred horsemen and twenty thousand foot soldiers. And David hamstrung all the chariot horses but left enough of them for a hundred chariots.
8:5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer the king of Zobah, David struck twenty-two thousand men among the Syrians.
8:6 And David put garrisons among the Syrians of Damascus, and the Syrians became servants to David and brought tribute. And Jehovah preserved David wherever he went.
8:7 And David took the shields of gold that were with the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.
8:8 And from Betah and Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David took very much bronze.
8:9 Then when Toi the king of Hamath heard that David had struck down all the army of Hadadezer,
8:10 Toi sent Joram his son to King David to greet him and congratulate him for fighting against Hadadezer and striking him down, for Hadadezer had been at war with Toi. And in Joram’s hand were articles of silver and of gold and of bronze.
8:11 King David consecrated these also to Jehovah along with the silver and gold that he consecrated from all the nations that he had subdued:
8:12 From the Syrians and from the Moabites and from the children of Ammon and from the Philistines and from the Amalekites and from the spoil of Hadadezer the son of Rehob, the king of Zobah.
8:13 And David made a name for himself when he returned from striking down the Syrians in the Valley of Salt, that is, eighteen thousand men.
8:14 And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom he put garrisons; and all the Edomites became servants to David. And Jehovah preserved David wherever he went.