The Philistines and Moabites are defeated
|1 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.
|1 Chronicles 18:2
||And he smote Moab; and the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.
The Syrians are smitten
|1 Chronicles 18:3
||And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah unto Hamath, as he went to stablish his dominion by the river Euphrates.
|1 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 hundred chariots.
|1 Chronicles 18:5
||And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.
|1 Chronicles 18:6
||Then David put garrisons in Syriadamascus; and the Syrians became David's servants, and brought gifts. Thus the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went.
|1 Chronicles 18:7
||And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.
|1 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.
|1 Chronicles 18:9
||Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how David had smitten all the host of Hadarezer king of Zobah;
|1 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.
|1 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 from the Philistines, and from Amalek.
|1 Chronicles 18:12
||Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.
Garrisons in Edom
|1 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.
|1 Chronicles 18:14
||So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and justice among all his people.
|1 Chronicles 18:15
||And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, recorder.
|1 Chronicles 18:16
||And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;
|1 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.