2 Samuel 8:4
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English Standard Version
And David took from him 1,700 horsemen, and 20,000 foot soldiers. And David hamstrung all the chariot horses but left enough for 100 chariots.

King James Bible
And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for an hundred chariots.

American Standard Version
And David took from him a thousand and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David hocked all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for a hundred chariots.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David took from him a thousand and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen, and houghed all the chariot horses: and only reserved of them for one hundred chariots.

English Revised Version
And David took from him a thousand and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David houghed all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for an hundred chariots.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David houghed all the chariot-horses, but reserved of them for a hundred chariots.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

David felt himself encouraged to offer this prayer through the revelation which he had received. Because God had promised to build him a house, "therefore Thy servant hath found in his heart to pray this prayer," i.e., hath found joy in doing so.

2 Samuel 8:4 Parallel Commentaries

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from him. or, of his
chariots As

1 Chronicles 18:4 And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven thousand horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen...

seven hundred In the parallel place in chronicles it is `{seven thousand} horsemen,' a far more probable number. The letter (), {zayin}, with a dot upon it stands for {seven thousand}, and the final letter (), {noon}, for {seven hundred}: the great similarity of these letters might easily cause the one to be mistaken for the other, and so produce an error in this place.

David houghed

Deuteronomy 17:16 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses...

Joshua 11:6,9 And the LORD said to Joshua, Be not afraid because of them...

Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

Psalm 33:16,17 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength...

reserved

1 Kings 10:26 And Solomon gathered together chariots and horsemen: and he had a thousand and four hundred chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen...

Cross References
Genesis 49:6
Let my soul come not into their council; O my glory, be not joined to their company. For in their anger they killed men, and in their willfulness they hamstrung oxen.

Joshua 11:6
And the LORD said to Joshua, "Do not be afraid of them, for tomorrow at this time I will give over all of them, slain, to Israel. You shall hamstring their horses and burn their chariots with fire."

Joshua 11:9
And Joshua did to them just as the LORD said to him: he hamstrung their horses and burned their chariots with fire.

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