Why did David kill two thirds of the Moabites?

Why would David be so brutal? (2 Samuel 8:2)

2 Samuel 8:2

ESV - 2 And he defeated Moab and he measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground. Two lines he measured to be put to death, and one full line to be spared. And the Moabites became servants to David and brought tribute.

Clarify Share Report Asked August 20 2018 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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