1 Chronicles 20
Lexham English Bible
The Capture of Rabbah
20 And it happened that in the spring time of year,[a] the time when kings go out to battle, Joab led the troops of the army and destroyed the land of the Ammonites.[b] And he came and besieged Rabbah, but David remained in Jerusalem. And Joab struck Rabbah and destroyed it. 2 And David took the crown of their king from his head and found it to weigh a talent of gold. And in it was a precious stone. Then it was placed upon the head of David. And he brought out the booty of the city, a large amount. 3 And the people who were in it he brought out, and he set them to work with saws and iron implements and axes.[c] Thus David did to all the cities of the Ammonites.[d] Then David returned, and all the nation went with him.
The Philistine Giants Slain
4 And after this there arose a war in Gezer with the Philistines. Then Sibbecai the Hushathite struck down Sippai, one of the descendants of the Rephaim. And they were subdued. 5 And again there was war with the Philistines. And Elhanan son of Jair struck down Lahmi, the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam. 6 And again there was war in Gath. And there was a very tall[e] man there, and he had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in all.[f] He himself was also a descendant of the Rephaim. 7 And he taunted Israel, but Jehonathan son of Shimea, brother of David, struck him down. 8 These were born to the giants in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants.
- 1 Chronicles 20:1 Literally “at the time of the returning of the year”
- 1 Chronicles 20:1 Literally “sons of Ammon”
- 1 Chronicles 20:3 The translation comes from 2 Samuel 12:31 since the Hebrew text here is uncertain
- 1 Chronicles 20:3 Literally “sons of Ammon”
- 1 Chronicles 20:6 Literally “measured”
- 1 Chronicles 20:6 Literally “and his fingers, six and six, twenty-four”