2 Samuel 8:13

“And Dauid gate him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, being eighteene thousand men.”

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Other Translations

And David gat [him] a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, [being] eighteen thousand [men].
- King James Version

So David made a name {for himself} when he returned from killing 18,000 Arameans in the Valley of Salt.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting the Syrians in the Valley of Salt, even eighteen thousand men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And David got great honour for himself, when he came back, by the destruction of Edom in the valley of Salt, to the number of eighteen thousand men.
- Basic English Bible

And David made him a name when he returned, after he had smitten the Syrians in the valley of salt, eighteen thousand [men].
- Darby Bible

And David made him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of Salt, being eighteen thousand men.
- Webster's Bible

David earned a reputation when he returned from smiting the Syrians in the Valley of Salt, even eighteen thousand men.
- World English Bible

And David maketh a name in his turning back from his smiting Aram in the valley of Salt -- eighteen thousand;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And David got him a name when he returned from smiting the Arameans in the Valley of Salt, even eighteen thousand men.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for 2 Samuel 8

  • Sarah
    Justin Rampley, Scripture always confirms Scripture. Study the Bible circumspectly (as a whole) it helps clarify questions such as this. What you have noted is explained by looking at the genealogy in 1 Chronicles 6. Several times it repeats these names because it was common for children to be named after their parents (unless one dishonored God, then they stopped naming after that person).
  • Lauren
    Justin: The Abiathar (Father)
  • Justin Rampley
    Verse 17, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, isn't this incorrect? Abiathar is the son of Ahimelech.
  • Quansto
    Carlos; David is asleep in death awaiting resurrection into the new promise world. It says so in Acts 2:34
  • Carlos Angel Rey
    Thought of David as young? He's probably old by now!
  • Sokanon
    David was a humble man. He killed 18,000 men. Toi sent him gifts for defeating his enemy, and David dedicated it all to the Lord. God has given us talents and abilities. When we use them, are we glorifying God?

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