1 Chronicles 20

Capture of the City of Rabbah

1In the spring
Lit At the time of the return of the year
when kings march out to war, b Joab led the army and destroyed the Ammonites’ land. He came to Rabbah and besieged it, but David remained in Jerusalem. c Joab attacked Rabbah and demolished it.
2Then David took the crown from the head of their king,
LXX, Vg read of Milcom
= Molech; 1Kg 11:5,7
f and it was placed on David’s head. He found that the crown weighed 75 pounds
Lit a talent
of gold, and there was a precious stone in it. In addition, David took away a large quantity of plunder from the city.
3He brought out the people who were in it and put them to work with saws,
Text emended; MT reads and sawed them with the saw; 2Sa 12:31
iron picks, and axes.
Text emended; MT reads saws; 2Sa 12:31
j David did the same to all the Ammonite cities. Then he and all his troops returned to Jerusalem.

The Philistine Giants

4 After this, k a war broke out with the Philistines at Gezer. At that time Sibbecai the Hushathite killed Sippai, a descendant of the giants,
Or the Rephaites
and the Philistines were subdued.

5Once again there was a battle with the Philistines, and Elhanan son of Jair killed Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite. The shaft of his spear was like a weaver’s beam. m

6There was still another battle at Gath where there was a man of extraordinary stature with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot – 24 in all. He, too, was descended from the giant.
Or Raphah
7When he taunted Israel, Jonathan son of David’s brother Shimei killed him.

8 These were the descendants of the giant
Or Raphah
in Gath killed by David and his soldiers.
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