1 Chronicles 20

CHAPTER 20

David Strikes Ammon and the Philistines

And it came to pass in the [2going out 1year], in the exiting of the kings for war, that Joab led all the force of the military, and ruined the place of the sons of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. And David settled in Jerusalem. And Joab struck Rabbah, and razed it. And David took the crown of their king from his head, and found the weight of it to be a talent of gold. And on it [2stone 1a valuable], and it was upon the head of David. And [4spoils 5from the 6city 1he brought forth 3much 2exceedingly]. And the people in it he led out, and he sawed through with saws, and with adz of iron, and with threshing machines. And thus David did to all the cities of the sons of Ammon. And David returned and all his people unto Jerusalem. And it came to pass after these things, that there was still war in Gezer with the Philistines. Then [4struck 1Sibbechai 2the 3Hushathite] Sippai of the sons of the giants, and abased him. And came to pass yet again war with the Philistines. And [4struck 1Elhanan 2son 3of Jair] Lahmi brother of Goliath the Gittite; and the wood of his spear was as the beam of a loom of one weaving. And came to pass yet again a war in Gath, and there was [2man 1an immense], and his fingers and toes were six by six -- twenty and four; and this one was a descendant of the giants. And he berated Israel, and [6struck 7him 1Jonathan 2the son 3of Shimea 4brother 5of David]. These were born to Rapha in Gath; all four were giants, and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
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