And David got him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand men.
Treasury of Scripture
2 Samuel 7:9 And I was with you wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies out of your sight, and have made you a great name...
1 Chronicles 18:12 Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.
Psalm 60:1 O God, you have cast us off, you have scattered us, you have been displeased; O turn yourself to us again.
smiting [heb] his smiting
the valley of salt
2 Kings 14:7 He slew of Edom in the valley of salt ten thousand, and took Selah by war, and called the name of it Joktheel to this day.
2 Chronicles 25:11 And Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his people, and went to the valley of salt...
being. or, slaying
1And after this it came to pass that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them: and David took Methegammah out of the hand of the Philistines. 2And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And so the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts. 3David smote also Hadadezer, the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to recover his border at the river Euphrates. 4And David took from him a thousand chariots, and seven hundred horsemen, and twenty thousand footmen: and David hamstrung all the chariot horses, but reserved of them for an hundred chariots. 5And when the Syrians of Damascus came to succor Hadadezer king of Zobah, David slew of the Syrians two and twenty thousand men. 6Then David put garrisons in Syria of Damascus: and the Syrians became servants to David, and brought gifts. And the LORD preserved David wherever he went. 7And David took the shields of gold that were on the servants of Hadadezer, and brought them to Jerusalem. 8And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass. 9When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the host of Hadadezer, 10Then Toi sent Joram his son to king David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him: for Hadadezer had wars with Toi. And Joram brought with him vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and vessels of brass: 11Which also king David did dedicate to the LORD, with the silver and gold that he had dedicated of all nations which he subdued; 12Of Syria, and of Moab, and of the children of Ammon, and of the Philistines, and of Amalek, and of the spoil of Hadadezer, son of Rehob, king of Zobah. 13And David got him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand men. 14And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became David's servants. And the LORD preserved David wherever he went.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting the Syrians in the Valley of Salt, even eighteen thousand men.
David also made himself a name, when he returned after taking Syria in the valley of the saltpits, killing eighteen thousand:
Darby Bible Translation
And David made him a name when he returned, after he had smitten the Syrians in the valley of salt, eighteen thousand men.
King James Bible
And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand men.
Young's Literal Translation
And David maketh a name in his turning back from his smiting Aram in the valley of Salt -- eighteen thousand;