2 Samuel 10


Hanun Disgraces David's Servants

1And it came to pass after these things, that [5died 1the 2king 3of the sons 4of Ammon], and [3reigned 1Hanun 2his son] instead of him. 2And David said, I will perform an act of kindness with Hanun son of Nahash, in which manner [2performed 1his father] an act of kindness with me. And David sent to comfort him by the hand of his servants concerning his father. And [4came 1the 2servants 3of David] into the land of the sons of Ammon. 3And [5said 1the 2rulers 3of the sons 4of Ammon] to Hanun their master, Is the reason for David to glorify your father before you that he sent to you comforters? or is it not however that they should search the city, and spy it; for to survey it David sent his servants to you? 4And Hanun took the servants of David, and he shaved their beards, and cut off their uniforms in half unto their hips, and he sent them out. 5And it was reported to David concerning the men. And he sent to meet them, for [3were 1the 2men] dishonored exceedingly. And [3said 1the 2king], Stay in Jericho until [3rise 2beards 1your], and you shall return. 6And [4saw 1the 2sons 3of Ammon] that [4was disgraced 1the 2people 3of David], and [4sent 1the 2sons 3of Ammon], and they hired the Syrian of Beth-rehob, and the Syrian of Zoba -- twenty thousand footmen, and the king of Maacah -- a thousand men, and the one of Tob -- twelve thousand men. 7And David heard, and he sent Joab and all the force of the mighty ones.

War with Syria and Ammon

8And [4came forth 1the 2sons 3of Ammon], and deployed for war by the door of the gate. And the Syrian Zoba, and Rehob, and IshTob, and Maacah were by themselves in the field. 9And Joab beheld that it came to pass [4him 3was facing 1that the 2war] from the face right opposite, and from the rear. And he chose from out of all the young men of Israel, and deployed right opposite Syria. 10And the rest of the people he put into the hand of Abishai his brother. And they deployed right opposite the sons of Ammon. 11And he said, If Syria should strengthen over me, then you shall be to me for deliverance. And if the sons of Ammon should be strengthened over you, then I will come to deliver you. 12Be manly! for we should be strengthened for our people, and for the cities of our God. And the  lord will do good in his eyes. 13And Joab approached and his people with him for war against Syria. And they fled from his face. 14And the sons of Ammon beheld that Syria has fled. And they fled from the face of Abishai, and they entered into the city. And Joab returned from the sons of Ammon, and came unto Jerusalem. 15And Syria beheld that it failed in front Israel; and they gathered together at the same place. 16And Hadarezer sent, and gathered together the Syrian from the other side of the river. And they came unto Helam. And Shobach the commander-in-chief of Hadarezer was in front of them. 17And it was reported to David, and he gathered together all Israel, and he passed over the Jordan, and he came to Helam. And Syria deployed before David, and he waged war with him. 18And Syria fled from the face of Israel. And David killed of the one from Syria -- seven hundred chariots, and forty thousand horsemen. And Shobach his commander-in-chief he struck, and he died there. 19And [7beheld 1all 2the 3kings 4the 5servants 6of Hadarezer] that they failed in front of Israel. And they deserted after Israel, and they served them. And Syria feared to yet again deliver the sons of Ammon.
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