20 In the ·spring [L turning of the year], the time of year when kings normally went out to ·battle [war], Joab led out the army of Israel. But David stayed in Jerusalem. The army of Israel ·destroyed [ravaged; laid waste] the land of Ammon and went to the city of Rabbah and ·attacked it [lay siege to it; tore it down]. 2 David took the crown off the head of ·their king [or Milcom; C the god of the Ammonites], and had it placed on his own head. That gold crown weighed ·about seventy-five pounds [L one talent], and it ·had valuable gems in it [was set with precious stones]. And David took ·many valuable things [a great amount of plunder/spoil] from the city. 3 He also brought out the people of the city and forced them to work [C enslaved them] with saws, iron picks, and axes. David did this to all the Ammonite cities. Then David and all his army returned to Jerusalem.
Philistine Giants Are Killed
4 Later, at Gezer [C Gob in 2 Sam. 21:18], war broke out with the Philistines. Sibbecai the Hushathite killed ·Sippai [or Saph; 2 Sam. 21:18], who was one of the descendants of the Rephaites. So those Philistines were ·defeated [subdued; subjugated].
5 Later, there was another battle with the Philistines. Elhanan son of Jair killed Lahmi, the brother of Goliath, who was from the town of Gath. His spear was as ·large [thick] as a weaver’s ·rod [beam; 2 Sam. 21:19].
6 At Gath another battle took place. A huge man was there; he had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot—twenty-four fingers and toes in all. This man also was ·one of the sons of Rapha [or a descendant of the giants]. 7 When he ·spoke against [taunted; defied] Israel, Jonathan son of Shimea, David’s brother, killed him.
8 These descendants ·of Rapha [from the giants] from Gath were killed by David and his ·men [warriors].
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