8:2 He defeated the Moabites. He made them lie on the ground and then used a rope to measure them off. He put two-thirds of them to death and spared the other third. 1 The Moabites became David’s subjects and brought tribute. 2
2 Samuel 8:13Context
1 tn Heb “and he measured [with] two [lengths] of rope to put to death and [with] the fullness of the rope to keep alive.”
2 tn Heb “and the Moabites were servants of David, carriers of tribute.”
3 tn Heb “made a name.”
5 tn The words “he defeated” are supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons.