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Joab Destroys the Ammonites

20 In the spring,[a] Joab led the army of Israel out to battle. That was the time of year when kings went out to battle, but David stayed in Jerusalem. The army of Israel went to the country of Ammon and destroyed it. Then they went to the city of Rabbah. The army camped around the city—they stayed there to keep people from going in or out of the city. Joab and the army of Israel fought against the city of Rabbah until they destroyed it.

David took the crown from their king’s[b] head. That gold crown weighed about 75 pounds[c] and there were valuable stones in it. The crown was put on David’s head. Then David had a great many valuable things brought out of the city of Rabbah.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Chronicles 20:1 In the spring Literally, “At the return of the year.”
  2. 1 Chronicles 20:2 their king’s Or “Milcom,” the god of the Ammonite people.
  3. 1 Chronicles 20:2 75 pounds Literally, “1 talent” (34.5 kg).

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