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Passage Lookup: 1 Chronicles 18-19

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1 Chronicles 18:1
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Now after this (a)it came about that David [a]defeated the Philistines and subdued them and took Gath and its towns from the hand of the Philistines.
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1 Chronicles 18:2
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He defeated Moab, and the Moabites became servants to David, bringing tribute.
1 Chronicles 18:3
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David also defeated Hadadezer king of Zobah as far as Hamath, as he went to establish his [b]rule to the Euphrates River.
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1 Chronicles 18:4
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David took from him 1,000 chariots and 7,000 horsemen and 20,000 foot soldiers, and David hamstrung all the chariot horses, but reserved enough of them for 100 chariots.
1 Chronicles 18:5
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When the Arameans of [c]Damascus came to help Hadadezer king (b)of Zobah, David [d]killed 22,000 men of the Arameans.
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1 Chronicles 18:6
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Then David put garrisons among the Arameans of [e]Damascus; and the Arameans became servants to David, bringing tribute. And the Lord helped David wherever he went.
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1 Chronicles 18:7
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David took the shields of gold which were [f]carried by the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.
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1 Chronicles 18:8
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Also from [g]Tibhath and from Cun, cities of Hadadezer, David took a very large amount of bronze, with which (c)Solomon made the bronze sea and the pillars and the bronze utensils.
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1 Chronicles 18:9
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Now when [h]Tou king of Hamath heard that David had [i]defeated all the army of Hadadezer king of Zobah,
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1 Chronicles 18:10
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he sent [j]Hadoram his son to King David to [k]greet him and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer and had [l]defeated him; for Hadadezer had been at war with Tou. And Hadoram brought all kinds of articles of gold and silver and bronze.
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1 Chronicles 18:11
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King David also dedicated these to the Lord with the silver and the gold which he had carried away from all the nations: from Edom, Moab, the sons of Ammon, the Philistines, and from Amalek.
1 Chronicles 18:12
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Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah [m]defeated 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.
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1 Chronicles 18:13
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Then he put garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites became servants to David. And the Lord helped David wherever he went.
1 Chronicles 18:14
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So David reigned over all Israel; and he [n]administered justice and righteousness for all his people.
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1 Chronicles 18:15
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(d)Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army, and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;
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1 Chronicles 18:16
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and Zadok the son of Ahitub and Abimelech the son of Abiathar were priests, and Shavsha was secretary;
1 Chronicles 18:17
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and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites, and the sons of David were chiefs at the king's side.
1 Chronicles 19:1
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(a)Now it came about after this, that Nahash the king of the sons of Ammon died, and his son became king in his place.
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1 Chronicles 19:2
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Then David said, "I will show kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father showed kindness to me." So David sent messengers to console him concerning his father. And David's servants came into the land of the sons of Ammon to Hanun to console him.
1 Chronicles 19:3
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But the princes of the sons of Ammon said to Hanun, "[a]Do you think that David is honoring your father, in that he has sent comforters to you? Have not his servants come to you to search and to overthrow and to spy out the land?"
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1 Chronicles 19:4
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So Hanun took David's servants and shaved them and cut off their garments in the middle as far as their hips, and sent them away.
1 Chronicles 19:5
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Then certain persons went and told David about the men. And he sent to meet them, for the men were greatly humiliated. And the king said, "[b]Stay at Jericho until your beards grow, and then return."
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1 Chronicles 19:6
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When the sons of Ammon saw that they had made themselves odious to David, Hanun and the sons of Ammon sent 1,000 talents of silver to hire for themselves chariots and horsemen from Mesopotamia, from Aram-maacah and (b)from Zobah.
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1 Chronicles 19:7
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So they hired for themselves 32,000 chariots, and the king of Maacah and his people, who came and camped before (c)Medeba. And the sons of Ammon gathered together from their cities and came to battle.
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1 Chronicles 19:8
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When David heard of it, he sent Joab and all the army, the mighty men.
1 Chronicles 19:9
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The sons of Ammon came out and drew up in battle array at the entrance of the city, and the kings who had come were by themselves in the field.
1 Chronicles 19:10
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Now when Joab saw that the [c]battle was set against him in front and in the rear, he selected from all the choice men of Israel and they arrayed themselves against the Arameans.
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1 Chronicles 19:11
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But the remainder of the people he placed in the hand of [d]Abshai his brother; and they arrayed themselves against the sons of Ammon.
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1 Chronicles 19:12
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He said, "If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you shall help me; but if the sons of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will help you.
1 Chronicles 19:13
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Be strong, and let us show ourselves courageous for the sake of our people and for the cities of our God; and may the Lord do what is good in His sight."
1 Chronicles 19:14
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So Joab and the people who were with him drew near to the battle against the Arameans, and they fled before him.
1 Chronicles 19:15
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When the sons of Ammon saw that the Arameans fled, they also fled before Abshai his brother and entered the city. Then Joab came to Jerusalem.
1 Chronicles 19:16
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When the Arameans saw that they had been [e]defeated by Israel, they sent messengers and brought out the Arameans who were beyond the [f]River, with Shophach the commander of the army of Hadadezer [g]leading them.
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1 Chronicles 19:17
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When it was told David, he gathered all Israel together and crossed the Jordan, and came upon them and drew up in formation against them. And when David drew up in battle array against the Arameans, they fought against him.
1 Chronicles 19:18
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The Arameans fled before Israel, and David killed of the Arameans 7,000 charioteers and 40,000 foot soldiers, and put to death Shophach the commander of the army.
1 Chronicles 19:19
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So when the servants of Hadadezer saw that they were [h]defeated by Israel, they made peace with David and served him. Thus the Arameans were not willing to help the sons of Ammon anymore.
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