1 Chronicles 18:12
New International Version
Abishai son of Zeruiah struck down eighteen thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

New Living Translation
Abishai son of Zeruiah destroyed 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

English Standard Version
And Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, killed 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

Berean Study Bible
Moreover, Abishai son of Zeruiah struck down eighteen thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

New American Standard Bible
Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah defeated 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

King James Bible
Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.

Christian Standard Bible
Abishai son of Zeruiah struck down eighteen thousand Edomites in the Salt Valley.

Contemporary English Version
Abishai the son of Zeruiah defeated the Edomite army in Salt Valley and killed 18,000 of their troops.

Good News Translation
Abishai, whose mother was Zeruiah, defeated the Edomites in Salt Valley and killed eighteen thousand of them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Abishai son of Zeruiah struck down 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

International Standard Version
Zeruiah's son Abishai killed 18,000 Edomites in the Salt Valley.

NET Bible
Abishai son of Zeruiah killed 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

New Heart English Bible
Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah struck of the Edomites in the Valley of Salt eighteen thousand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Zeruiah's son Abishai killed 18,000 Edomites in the Dead Sea region.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah smote of the Edomites in the Valley of Salt eighteen thousand.

New American Standard 1977
Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah defeated 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Moreover, Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, smote Edom in the valley of salt, eighteen thousand men.

King James 2000 Bible
Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.

American King James Version
Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.

American Standard Version
Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah smote of the Edomites in the Valley of Salt eighteen thousand.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Abesa son of Saruia smote the Idumeans in the valley of Salt, eighteen thousand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Abisai the son of Sarvia slew of the Edomites in the vale of the saltpits, eighteen thousand:

Darby Bible Translation
And Abishai the son of Zeruiah smote of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.

English Revised Version
Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah smote of the Edomites in the Valley of Salt eighteen thousand.

Webster's Bible Translation
Moreover, Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.

World English Bible
Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah struck of the Edomites in the Valley of Salt eighteen thousand.

Young's Literal Translation
And Abishai son of Zeruiah hath smitten Edom in the valley of salt -- eighteen thousand,
Study Bible
David's Triumphs
11and King David dedicated these to the LORD, along with the silver and gold he had carried off from all these nations—from Edom and Moab, and from the Ammonites, Philistines, and Amalekites. 12Moreover, Abishai son of Zeruiah struck down eighteen thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt. 13He placed garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites were subject to David. So the LORD made David victorious wherever he went.…
Cross References
1 Kings 11:15
Earlier, when David was in Edom, Joab the commander of the army had gone to bury the dead and had struck down every male in Edom.

2 Kings 14:7
Amaziah struck down ten thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt. He took Sela in battle and called it Joktheel, its name to this very day.

1 Chronicles 18:11
and King David dedicated these to the LORD, along with the silver and gold he had carried off from all these nations--from Edom and Moab, and from the Ammonites, Philistines, and Amalekites.

1 Chronicles 18:13
He placed garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites were subject to David. So the LORD made David victorious wherever he went.

Treasury of Scripture

Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt eighteen thousand.

Moreover

1 Chronicles 2:16
Whose sisters were Zeruiah, and Abigail. And the sons of Zeruiah; Abishai, and Joab, and Asahel, three.

1 Chronicles 11:20
And Abishai the brother of Joab, he was chief of the three: for lifting up his spear against three hundred, he slew them, and had a name among the three.

1 Samuel 26:6,8
Then answered David and said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, brother to Joab, saying, Who will go down with me to Saul to the camp? And Abishai said, I will go down with thee…

Abishai [heb] Abshai

1 Chronicles 19:11
And the rest of the people he delivered unto the hand of Abishai his brother, and they set themselves in array against the children of Ammon.

slew of the Edomites

2 Samuel 7:13
He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.

2 Samuel 8:13,14
And David gat him a name when he returned from smiting of the Syrians in the valley of salt, being eighteen thousand men

Psalm 60:1,8,9
To the chief Musician upon Shushaneduth, Michtam of David, to teach; when he strove with Aramnaharaim and with Aramzobah, when Joab returned, and smote of Edom in the valley of salt twelve thousand. O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us, thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again…

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 unto this day.

2 Chronicles 25:11
And Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his people, and went to the valley of salt, and smote of the children of Seir ten thousand.







Lexicon
Moreover, Abishai
וְאַבְשַׁ֣י (wə·’aḇ·šay)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 52: Abishai -- 'my father is Jesse', an Israelite name

son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of Zeruiah
צְרוּיָ֗ה (ṣə·rū·yāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6870: Zeruiah -- an Israelite woman

struck down
הִכָּ֤ה (hik·kāh)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

eighteen
שְׁמוֹנָ֥ה (šə·mō·w·nāh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8083: A cardinal number, eight, eighth

thousand
אָֽלֶף׃ (’ā·lep̄)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 505: A thousand

Edomites
אֱדוֹם֙ (’ĕ·ḏō·wm)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 123: The name of a condiment

in the Valley
בְּגֵ֣יא (bə·ḡê)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1516: A valley

of Salt.
הַמֶּ֔לַח (ham·me·laḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4417: Powder, salt
(12, 13) The reduction of Edom. The paragraph mark should be at 1Chronicles 18:12, not 1Chronicles 18:13.

(12) Moreover Abishai . . .--Heb., And Abishai son of Zeruiah had smitten Edom in the Valley of Salt, eighteen thousand.

In Samuel we read something quite different: "And David made a name, when he returned from his smiting Aram." "Aram" should be read Edom, as the LXX., Syriac, and Arabic have it. Perhaps, also, the text of Samuel is further corrupted. (Comp. 1Kings 11:15. and Psalms 60, title.) From a comparison of the three passages it appears that Edom took advantage of David's absence to invade Judah, whereupon the king detached a column of his forces, and sent them south under Joab and Abishai to repulse the new enemy.

Valley of salt.--2Kings 14:7.

Verse 12. - Abishai... slew of the Edomites. The parallel place omits to say that it was by aid of Abishai that David slew these eighteen thousand Edomites. They are there called Syrians, which reading is at all events in keeping with the Aram of the previous verse. Abishai, here named son of Zeruiah, possibly served under "Joab son of Zeruiah" (ver. 15), who is spoken of (1 Kings 11:15, 16) as very trenchant in this Edomite war, without any mention being made of Abishai. Psalm 60. (title) probably speaks of an instalment of the eighteen thousand spoken of here, as the nation now suffered all but extermination. The valley of salt. Situate in Edom (1 Kings 11:14-17; 2 Kings 14:7; 2 Chronicles 25:11). The word here used for "valley" is גֵּיא (Psalm 23:4), not the more generic word עֵמֶק, and signifies rather "ravine." The phrase occurs twice with the article expressed, גֵיא םחמֶּלָח. The place is celebrated also for the achievements of Amaziah (in references just given), who proceeded hence with ten thousand prisoners, to precipitate them down the cliff, i.e. Petra (הַסֶּלַע, 2 Chronicles 25:12). The real situation of this place is still doubtful. Since the time of the German traveller Geethen ('Reisen,' 2:356), and of Robinson ('Bibl. Res.,' 2:109), it has been generally assumed to be a tract of land extending some six miles south of the Dead Sea, and bounded at that distance by the range of hills which there runs across the country; but beside the consideration that the word "ravine" could not describe that tract of country, there are others very unfavourable to the supposition (see these carefully stated by Grove, in Smith's 'Bible Dictionary,' 3:1097). 18:1-17 David's victories. - This chapter is the same as 2Sa 8. Our good fight of faith, under the Captain of our salvation, will end in everlasting triumph and peace. The happiness of Israel, through David's victories, and just government, faintly shadowed forth the happiness of the redeemed in the realms above.
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