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1 Chronicles 20:1-2 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

The End of the War with Ammon

20 The next spring, the time when kings go to war, Joab marched out in command of the Israelite army and destroyed towns all over the country of Ammon. He attacked the capital city of Rabbah and left it in ruins. But David stayed in Jerusalem.

Later, David himself went to Rabbah, where he took the crown from the statue of their god Milcom.[a] The crown was made of seventy-five pounds of gold, and there was a valuable jewel on it. David put the jewel on his crown,[b] then carried off everything else of value.

Footnotes:

  1. 20.2 the statue of their god Milcom: Or “their king.”
  2. 20.2 David put the jewel on his crown: Or “David put the crown on his head.”

1 Chronicles 20:1-2 New International Version (NIV)

The Capture of Rabbah

20 In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, Joab led out the armed forces. He laid waste the land of the Ammonites and went to Rabbah and besieged it, but David remained in Jerusalem. Joab attacked Rabbah and left it in ruins. David took the crown from the head of their king[a]—its weight was found to be a talent[b] of gold, and it was set with precious stones—and it was placed on David’s head. He took a great quantity of plunder from the city

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Chronicles 20:2 Or of Milkom, that is, Molek
  2. 1 Chronicles 20:2 That is, about 75 pounds or about 34 kilograms
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