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1 Chronicles 20Modern English Version (MEV)

Rabbah Captured

20 Now at the beginning of the year when kings would go out to war, Joab led the army and devastated the land of the Ammonites. He came and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem. So Joab struck Rabbah and overthrew it. Then David took the crown of their king from his head and found it weighed about a talent[a] of gold with a precious stone set in it. And it was placed on David’s head. He also brought out a great abundance of plunder from the city. He brought out the people who were it in, and put them to work with saws, sharp iron tools, and axes. Thus David did to all the cities of the Ammonites, and then he and all the people returned to Jerusalem.

Philistine Giants Killed

Now after this, when war broke out in Gezer with the Philistines, Sibbekai of Hushah killed Sippai, who was one of the descendants of the giants, and they were humbled.

Again there was war with the Philistines, and Elhanan the son of Jair killed Lahmi, the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose wooden spear was like a weaver’s beam.

Yet again there was war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number; and he also was descended from the giants. When he taunted Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea, David’s brother, killed him.

These were descended from the giants in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and his servants.


  1. 1 Chronicles 20:2 About 75 pounds, or 34 kilograms.
Modern English Version (MEV)

The Holy Bible, Modern English Version. Copyright © 2014 by Military Bible Association. Published and distributed by Charisma House.


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