2 Samuel 8:8
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New American Standard Bible
From Betah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David took a very large amount of bronze.

King James Bible
And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass.

Darby Bible Translation
And from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much bronze.

World English Bible
From Betah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, king David took exceeding much brass.

Young's Literal Translation
and from Betah, and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, hath king David taken very much brass.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Betah and Berothai - These names (see also margin) have not been identified with certainty.

Exceeding much brass - "Wherewith Solomon made the brazen sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of brass" 1 Chronicles 18:8. The Septuagint and Vulgate both add these words here, so that perhaps they have fallen out of the Hebrew text. For the existence of metals in Lebanon or Antilebanon, see Deuteronomy 8:9.

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The King --Continued.
The second event recorded as important in the bright early years is the great promise of the perpetuity of the kingdom in David's house. As soon as the king was firmly established and free from war, he remembered the ancient word which said, "When He giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety, then there shall be a place which the Lord your God shall choose to cause His name to dwell there" (Deut. xii. 10, 11). His own ease rebukes him; he regards his tranquillity
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Cross References
2 Samuel 8:7
David took the shields of gold which were carried by the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 47:16
Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of Damascus and the border of Hamath; Hazer-hatticon, which is by the border of Hauran.

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