1 Chronicles 20
Capture of the City of Rabbah1In the spring ▼
▼Lit At the time of the return of the yearwhen 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, ▼ , f and it was placed on David’s head. He found that the crown weighed 75 pounds ▼
▼Lit a talentof 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, ▼ iron picks, and axes. ▼ , j David did the same to all the Ammonite cities. Then he and all his troops returned to Jerusalem.
The Philistine Giants4 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 Rephaitesand 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 Raphah7When he taunted Israel, Jonathan son of David’s brother Shimei killed him. 8 These were the descendants of the giant ▼
▼Or Raphahin Gath killed by David and his soldiers.
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