Matthew Poole's Commentary
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.David subdueth the Philistines and the Moabites; smiteth Hadarezer and the Syrians, 1 Chronicles 18:1-8. Tou sendeth Hadoram with presents to bless David: the presents and spoil David dedicated to God, 1 Chronicles 18:9-11. He putteth garrisons in Edom, 1 Chronicles 18:12,13. David’s officers, 1 Chronicles 18:14-17.
All this chapter is explained on 2 Samuel 8.
And he smote Moab; and the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.No text from Poole on this verse.
And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah unto Hamath, as he went to stablish his dominion by the river Euphrates.No text from Poole on this verse.
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.No text from Poole on this verse.
And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadarezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men.No text from Poole on this verse.
Then David put garrisons in Syriadamascus; and the Syrians became David's servants, and brought gifts. Thus the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.No text from Poole on this verse.
And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadarezer, and brought them to Jerusalem.No text from Poole on this verse.
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 and Chun; for which, 2 Samuel 8:8, Betah and Berothai are mentioned. Either therefore they were the same places called by several names, as is usual; or they were four neighbouring places, out of all which the brass was taken, whereof two places having been named there are omitted here, and the other two places there omitted are here remembered.
Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how David had smitten all the host of Hadarezer king of Zobah;No text from Poole on this verse.
He sent Hadoram his son to king David, to inquire 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.No text from Poole on this verse.
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.No text from Poole on this verse.
Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.No text from Poole on this verse.
And he put garrisons in Edom; and all the Edomites became David's servants. Thus the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.No text from Poole on this verse.
So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and justice among all his people.No text from Poole on this verse.
And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the host; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, recorder.No text from Poole on this verse.
And Zadok the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech the son of Abiathar, were the priests; and Shavsha was scribe;No text from Poole on this verse.
And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and the sons of David were chief about the king.No text from Poole on this verse.