New International Version
Abishai son of Zeruiah struck down eighteen thousand 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And Abishai the son of Zeruiah smote 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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Abishai - slew of the Edomites - This victory is attributed to David, 2 Samuel 8:13. He sent Abishai against them, and he defeated them: this is with great propriety attributed to David as commander-in-chief; qui facit per alterum, facit per se.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Abishai [heb] Abshai
slew of the Edomites
the valley of Salt
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1 Kings 11:15
Earlier when David was fighting with Edom, Joab the commander of the army, who had gone up to bury the dead, had struck down all the men in Edom.
2 Kings 14:7
He was the one who defeated ten thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt and captured Sela in battle, calling it Joktheel, the name it has to this day.
1 Chronicles 18:11
King David dedicated these articles to the LORD, as he had done with the silver and gold he had taken from all these nations: Edom and Moab, the Ammonites and the Philistines, and Amalek.
1 Chronicles 18:13
He put garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites became subject to David. The LORD gave David victory wherever he went.
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