2 Samuel 8:8
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New International Version
From Tebah and Berothai, towns that belonged to Hadadezer, King David took a great quantity 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.

2 Samuel 8:8 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

David took the shields of gold - We know not what these were. Some translate arms, others quivers, others bracelets, others collars, and others shields. They were probably costly ornaments by which the Syrian soldiers were decked and distinguished. And those who are called servants here, were probably the choice troops or body-guard of Hadadezer, as the argyraspides were of Alexander the Great. See Quintus Curtius.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Betah Probably the same as {Bathne} in Syria, between Berocea and Hierapolis.

1 Chronicles 18:8 Likewise from Tibhath, and from Chun, cities of Hadarezer, brought David very much brass, with which Solomon made the brazen sea...

Tibhath, chun.
Berothai Berothai is probably the {Barathena} of Ptolemy, which he mentions, along with {Sabe}, as a city of Arabia Deserta, in the confines of the Palmyrenain district.

exceeding

1 Chronicles 22:14,16 Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD an hundred thousand talents of gold...

1 Chronicles 29:7 And gave for the service of the house of God of gold five thousand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten thousand talents...

2 Chronicles 4:1-18 Moreover he made an altar of brass, twenty cubits the length thereof, and twenty cubits the breadth thereof...

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'More than Conquerors through Him'
'And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array at the entering in of the gate: and the Syrians of Zoba, and of Rehob, and Ish-tob, and Maacah, were by themselves in the field. 9. When Joab saw that the front of the battle was against him before and behind, he chose of all the choice men of Israel, and put them in array against the Syrians: 10. And the rest of the people he delivered into the hand of Abishai his brother, that he might put them in array against the children of Ammon.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

A Cloud of Witnesses.
"By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come. By faith Jacob, when he was a-dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. By faith Joseph, when his end was nigh, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.... By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they had been compassed about for seven days. By faith Rahab the harlot perished not with them that were disobedient,
Thomas Charles Edwards—The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews

Cross References
2 Samuel 8:7
David took the gold shields that belonged to the officers of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 47:16
Berothah and Sibraim (which lies on the border between Damascus and Hamath), as far as Hazer Hattikon, which is on the border of Hauran.

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