8:10 he 1 sent his son Joram 2 to King David to extend his best wishes 3 and to pronounce a blessing on him for his victory over Hadadezer, for Toi had been at war with Hadadezer. 4 He brought with him various items made of silver, gold, and bronze. 5 8:11 King David dedicated these things to the Lord, 6 along with the dedicated silver and gold that he had taken from 7 all the nations that he had subdued, 8:12 including 8 Aram, 9 Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, and Amelek. This also included some of the plunder taken from 10 King Hadadezer son of Rehob of Zobah.
1 tn Heb “Toi.” The proper name has been replaced by the pronoun in the translation for stylistic reasons.
3 tn Heb “to ask concerning him for peace.”
4 tn Heb “and to bless him because he fought with Hadadezer and defeated him, for Hadadezer was a man of battles with Toi.”
5 tn Heb “and in his hand were items of silver and items of gold and items of bronze.”
6 tn Heb “also them King David made holy to the
7 tn Heb “with the silver and the gold that he had dedicated from.”
8 tn Heb “from.”
9 tc The present translation follows the MT; a few Hebrew
10 tn Heb “and from the plunder of.”