Chapter 18

"Conquests of David in Syria. [1 - 5]"
"Garrisons in Syria. Subjection and Preservation. [6]"
"Conquests of David in Edom. [7 - 12]"
"Garrisons in Edom. Subjection and Preservation. [13]"


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I Chronicles 18:1 "Now after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and took Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines."

This chapter is a parallel to II Samuel 8:1-8, and each of these accounts are supplementary and complementary to each other, and do not contradict each others record.

I Chronicles 18:2 "And he smote Moab; and the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts."

When David and the Israelites smote Moab, this fulfilled the prophecy given in Numbers 24:17. "I shall see Him, but not now: I shall behold Him, but not nigh: There shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, And shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth." Sheth are the offspring of the children of Seth, through the seed of Noah.

I Chronicles 18:3 "And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah unto Hamath, as he went to stablish his dominion by the river Euphrates."

After this battle, David's kingdom expanded all the way to the Euphrates River.

I Chronicles 18:4 "And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: David also houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them an houndred chariots."

I Chronicles 18:5 "And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, Dacid slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men."

I Chronicles 18:6 "Then David put garrisons in Syria-damascus; and the Syrians becme David's servants, and brought gifts. Thus the Lord preserved David withersoever he went."

I Chronicles 18:7 "And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem."

I Chronicles 18:8 "Likewise from 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 brass."

I Chronicles 18:9 "Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how David had smitten all the host of Hadarezer king of Zobah;"

I Chronicles 18:10 "He sent 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 brass."

I Chronicles 18:11 "Them, also king David dedicated unto the Lord, with the silver and the gold that he brought from all these nations; from Edom, and from Moab, and from the children of Ammon, and form the Philistines, and form Amalek."

I Chronicles 18:12 "Moreoer Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thousand."

I Chronicles 18:13 "And he put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites became David's servants. Thus the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went."

I Chronicles 18:14 "So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and justice among all his People."

I Chronicles 18:15 "And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, recorder."

I Chronicles 18:16 "And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;"

I Chronicles 18:17 "And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites, and the Pelethites; and the sons of David were chief about the king."


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