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1 Chronicles 18:1-2

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David Conquers the Neighboring Nations

18:1 Later David defeated the Philistines and subdued them. He took Gath and its surrounding towns 1  away from the Philistines. 2 

18:2 He defeated the Moabites; the Moabites became David’s subjects and brought tribute. 3 

1 tn 2 Sam 8:1 identifies this region as “Metheg Ammah.”

2 tn Heb “from the hand of the Philistines.” Here “hand” is figurative language for “control.”

3 tn Heb “and the Moabites were servants of David, carriers of tribute.”



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