20 1 Rabbah destroyed. 3 The Ammonites tormented. 4 The Philistines are thrice overcome with their giants.
1 And when the year was expired, in the time that kings go out a warfare, Joab carried out the strength of the army, and destroyed the country of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged [a]Rabbah (but David tarried at Jerusalem) and Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it.
2 Then David took the crown of their king from off his head, and found it the weight of a [b]talent of gold with precious stones in it: and it was set on David’s head, and he brought away the spoil of the city exceeding much.
3 And he carried away the people that were in it, and cut them with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes: even thus did David with all the cities of the children of Ammon. Then David and all the people came again to Jerusalem.
4 ¶ And after this also there arose war at [c]Gezer with the Philistines: then Sibbechai the Hushathite slew [d]Sippai of the children of [e]Haraphah, and they were subdued.
5 And there was yet another battle with the Philistines: and Elhanan the son of Jair slew [f]Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff was like a weaver’s beam.
6 And yet again there was a battle at Gath, where was a man of a great stature, and his fingers were by [g]sixes, even four and twenty, and was also the son of Haraphah.
7 And when he reviled Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David’s brother did slay him.
8 These were born unto Haraphah at Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hands of his servants.
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