2 Samuel 8:8
New International Version
From Tebah and Berothai, towns that belonged to Hadadezer, King David took a great quantity of bronze.

New Living Translation
along with a large amount of bronze from Hadadezer’s towns of Tebah and Berothai.

English Standard Version
And from Betah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David took very much bronze.

Berean Study Bible
And from Betah and Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David took a large amount of bronze.

King James Bible
And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass.

New King James Version
Also from Betah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David took a large amount of bronze.

New American Standard Bible
And from Betah and Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David took a very large amount of bronze.

NASB 1995
From Betah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David took a very large amount of bronze.

NASB 1977
And from Betah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David took a very large amount of bronze.

Amplified Bible
And from Betah and Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David took an immense quantity of bronze.

Christian Standard Bible
King David also took huge quantities of bronze from Betah and Berothai, Hadadezer’s cities.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
King David also took huge quantities of bronze from Betah and Berothai, Hadadezer’s cities.

American Standard Version
And from Betah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And King David took very much brass and he brought them to Jerusalem from Tebakh and from Bruthi, cities of Hedarezar

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And king David took from Metebac, and from the choice cities of Adraazar, very much brass: with that Solomon made the brazen sea, and the pillars, and the lavers, and all the furniture.

Contemporary English Version
He also took a lot of bronze from the cities of Betah and Berothai, which had belonged to Hadadezer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And out of Bete, and out of Beroth, cities of Adarezer, king David took an exceeding great quantity of brass.

English Revised Version
And from Betah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass.

Good News Translation
He also took a great quantity of bronze from Betah and Berothai, cities ruled by Hadadezer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
King David also took a large quantity of bronze from Betah and Berothai, Hadadezer's cities.

International Standard Version
He also confiscated a vast quantity of bronze from Betah and Berothai, cities under Hadadezer's control.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And from Betah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass.

Literal Standard Version
and from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David has taken very much bronze.

NET Bible
From Tebah and Berothai, Hadadezer's cities, King David took a great deal of bronze.

New Heart English Bible
From Tebah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took a very great amount of bronze.

World English Bible
From Betah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass.

Young's Literal Translation
and from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, hath king David taken very much brass.

Additional Translations ...
Context
David's Triumphs
7And David took the gold shields that belonged to the officers of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem. 8And from Betah and Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David took a large amount of bronze. 9When King Toi of Hamath heard that David had defeated the entire army of Hadadezer,…

Cross References
2 Samuel 8:7
And David took the gold shields that belonged to the officers of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 47:16
Berothah, and Sibraim (which is on the border between Damascus and Hamath), as far as Hazer-hatticon, which is on the border of Hauran.


Treasury of Scripture

And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass.

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.

Tibhath, chun.

exceeding

1 Chronicles 22:14,16
Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD an hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand thousand talents of silver; and of brass and iron without weight; for it is in abundance: timber also and stone have I prepared; and thou mayest add thereto…

1 Chronicles 29:7
And gave for the service of the house of God of gold five thousand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten thousand talents, and of brass eighteen thousand talents, and one hundred thousand talents of iron.

2 Chronicles 4:1-18
Moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof, and ten cubits the height thereof…









(8) Betah and from Berothai.--There is no satisfactory clue to the situation of these places. For Betah 1Chronicles 18:8 has Tibhath in the Hebrew, a mere transposition of the letters; and for Berothai, Chun. Berothah is mentioned in Ezekiel 47:16, as on the boundary of Palestine between Hamath and Sibraim. It is said in 1Chronicles 18:8, that "Solomon made the brazen sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of brass," of "the exceeding much brass" here captured. The LXX., and from it the Vulgate, has inserted the same notice here. It is very doubtful whether the metal intended was brass (copper and zinc) or simply copper, or, more probably, bronze (copper and tin). Some centuries earlier great quantities of copper were carried from Syria to Egypt.

Verse 8. - Betah... Barothai. Of these cities nothing certain is known, and in 1 Chronicles 18:8 the names are changed to Tibhath and Chun. An interesting addition is made there, inserted also by the LXX. in this place, that it was from this brass (that is, copper) that Solomon made the great laver, the pillars, and many other vessels for the temple service.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And from Betah
וּמִבֶּ֥טַח (ū·mib·be·ṭaḥ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 984: Betah -- a place in Aram (Syria)

and Berothai,
וּמִבֵּֽרֹתַ֖י (ū·mib·bê·rō·ṯay)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1268: Berothah -- a place near Hamath

cities
עָרֵ֣י (‘ā·rê)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 5892: Excitement

of Hadadezer,
הֲדַדְעָ֑זֶר (hă·ḏaḏ·‘ā·zer)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1909: Hadadezer -- 'Hadad is help(er)', an Aramean (Syrian) king

King
הַמֶּ֧לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

David
דָּוִ֛ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

took
לָקַ֞ח (lā·qaḥ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

a great
מְאֹֽד׃ (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

amount
הַרְבֵּ֥ה (har·bêh)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 7235: To be or become much, many or great

of bronze.
נְחֹ֖שֶׁת (nə·ḥō·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5178: Copper, something made of that metal, coin, a fetter, base


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