2 Samuel 8:3

“ Dauid smote also Hadadezer the sonne of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recouer his border at the riuer Euphrates.”

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Other Translations

David smote also Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his border at the river Euphrates.
- King James Version

Then David defeated Hadadezer, the son of Rehob king of Zobah, as he went to restore his rule at the River.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

David smote also Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his dominion at the River.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And David overcame Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, when he went to make his power seen by the River.
- Basic English Bible

And David smote Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his dominion by the river Euphrates.
- Darby Bible

David smote also Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his border at the river Euphrates.
- Webster's Bible

David struck also Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his dominion at the River.
- World English Bible

And David smiteth Hadadezer son of Rehob, king of Zobah, in his going to bring back his power by the River [Euphrates;]
- Youngs Literal Bible

David smote also Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to establish his dominion at the river Euphrates.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Samuel 8:3


8:3 As he went - David, remembering the grant which God had made to his people of all the land as far as Euphrates, and having subdued his neighbouring enemies, went to recover his rights, and stablish his dominion as far as Euphrates.


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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