2 Samuel 8:9
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New American Standard Bible
Now when Toi king of Hamath heard that David had defeated all the army of Hadadezer,

King James Bible
When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the host of Hadadezer,

Darby Bible Translation
And Toi king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the forces of Hadadezer;

World English Bible
When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had struck all the army of Hadadezer,

Young's Literal Translation
And Toi king of Hamath heareth that David hath smitten all the force of Hadadezer,

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Hamath - This appears as an independent kingdom so late as the time of Senacherib Isaiah 37:13. But in the time of Nebuchadnezzar, both Hamath and Arpad appear to have been incorporated in the kingdom of Damascus Jeremiah 49:23.

2 Samuel 8:9 Parallel Commentaries

Library
The King --Continued.
The second event recorded as important in the bright early years is the great promise of the perpetuity of the kingdom in David's house. As soon as the king was firmly established and free from war, he remembered the ancient word which said, "When He giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety, then there shall be a place which the Lord your God shall choose to cause His name to dwell there" (Deut. xii. 10, 11). His own ease rebukes him; he regards his tranquillity
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Cross References
2 Samuel 8:10
Toi sent Joram his son to King David to greet him and bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him; for Hadadezer had been at war with Toi. And Joram brought with him articles of silver, of gold and of bronze.

1 Kings 8:65
So Solomon observed the feast at that time, and all Israel with him, a great assembly from the entrance of Hamath to the brook of Egypt, before the LORD our God, for seven days and seven more days, even fourteen days.

2 Chronicles 8:4
He built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the storage cities which he had built in Hamath.

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