1 Chronicles 20
The Capture of Rabbah1 In the spring, at the time when kings march out to war, Joab led out the army and laid waste to the land of the Ammonites. He came to Rabbah and besieged it, but David remained in Jerusalem. Joab attacked Rabbah and demolished it. 2 Then David took the crown from the head of their king. ▼
▼ Or of Milcom, that is, MolechIt was found to weigh a talent ▼
▼ That is, about 75.4 pounds or 34.2 kilogramsof gold and was set with precious stones, and it was placed on David’s head. And David took a great amount of plunder from the city. 3 [David] brought out the people who [were] there and put [them to work] with saws, iron picks, and axes. And [he] did the same to all the Ammonite cities. Then [David] and all his troops returned to Jerusalem.
Battles Against the Philistines4 Some time later, war broke out with the Philistines at Gezer. At that time Sibbecai the Hushathite killed Sippai, a descendant of the Rephaim, ▼
▼ Or the giants; see also verses 6 and 8and the Philistines were subdued. 5 Once again there was a battle with the Philistines, and Elhanan son of Jair killed Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam. 6 And there was still another battle at Gath, where there was a man of [great] stature with six fingers on each hand and six [toes on each foot] — twenty-four in all. He too was descended from Rapha, 7 and when he taunted Israel, Jonathan the son of David’s brother Shimei killed him. 8 So these descendants of Rapha in Gath fell at the hands of David and his servants.
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