1 Chronicles 18:12
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New International Version
Abishai son of Zeruiah struck down eighteen thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

King James Bible
Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.

Darby Bible Translation
And Abishai the son of Zeruiah smote of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.

World English Bible
Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah struck of the Edomites in the Valley of Salt eighteen thousand.

Young's Literal Translation
And Abishai son of Zeruiah hath smitten Edom in the valley of salt -- eighteen thousand,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Abishai - slew of the Edomites - This victory is attributed to David, 2 Samuel 8:13. He sent Abishai against them, and he defeated them: this is with great propriety attributed to David as commander-in-chief; qui facit per alterum, facit per se.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


1 Chronicles 2:16 Whose sisters were Zeruiah, and Abigail. And the sons of Zeruiah; Abishai, and Joab, and Asahel, three.

1 Chronicles 11:20 And Abishai the brother of Joab, he was chief of the three: for lifting up his spear against three hundred, he slew them...

1 Samuel 26:6,8 Then answered David and said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, brother to Joab, saying...

1 Samuel 10:10,14 And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came on him...

1 Samuel 16:9-11 Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither has the LORD chosen this...

1 Samuel 19:21,22 And when it was told Saul, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise. And Saul sent messengers again the third time...

1 Samuel 20:6 If your father at all miss me, then say, David earnestly asked leave of me that he might run to Bethlehem his city...

1 Samuel 23:18 And they two made a covenant before the LORD: and David stayed in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house.

Abishai [heb] Abshai

1 Chronicles 19:11 And the rest of the people he delivered to the hand of Abishai his brother...

slew of the Edomites

2 Samuel 7:13 He shall build an house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

2 Samuel 8:13,14 And David got him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand men...

Psalm 60:1,8,9 O God, you have cast us off, you have scattered us, you have been displeased; O turn yourself to us again...

the valley of Salt

2 Kings 14:7 He slew of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand, and took Selah by war, and called the name of it Joktheel to this day.

2 Chronicles 25:11 And Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his people, and went to the valley of salt...

The Sovereignty of God in Operation
"For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be the glory for ever. Amen" (Romans 11:36). Has God foreordained everything that comes to pass? Has He decreed that what is, was to have been? In the final analysis this is only another way of asking, Is God now governing the world and everyone and everything in it? If God is governing the world then is He governing it according to a definite purpose, or aimlessly and at random? If He is governing it according to some purpose, then
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God

Cross References
1 Kings 11:15
Earlier when David was fighting with Edom, Joab the commander of the army, who had gone up to bury the dead, had struck down all the men in Edom.

2 Kings 14:7
He was the one who defeated ten thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt and captured Sela in battle, calling it Joktheel, the name it has to this day.

1 Chronicles 18:11
King David dedicated these articles to the LORD, as he had done with the silver and gold he had taken from all these nations: Edom and Moab, the Ammonites and the Philistines, and Amalek.

1 Chronicles 18:13
He put garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites became subject to David. The LORD gave David victory wherever he went.

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