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2 Samuel 8:13

    2 Samuel 8:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand men.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And David got him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand men.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting the Syrians in the Valley of Salt, even eighteen thousand men.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

    And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting the Syrians in the Valley of Salt, even eighteen thousand men.

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the Valley of Salt, even eighteen thousand men.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 8:13

    David gat him a name - Became a very celebrated and eminent man. The Targum has it, David collected troops; namely, to recruit his army when he returned from smiting the Syrians. His many battles had no doubt greatly thinned his army.

    The valley of salt - Supposed to be a large plain abounding in this mineral, about a league from the city of Palmyra or Tadmor in the wilderness.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 8:13

    The Syrians - Read the Edomites, as in marginal references (compare Psalm 60:1-12 title), and as the context 2 Samuel 8:14 requires. For a further account of this war of extermination with Edom, see 1 Kings 11:15-16. The war with Edom was of some duration, not without serious reverses and dangers to the Israelites (2 Samuel 8:2 note). The different accounts probably relate to different parts of the campaign.