War With the Philistines(A)

In the course of time, war broke out with the Philistines, at Gezer.(B) At that time Sibbekai the Hushathite killed Sippai, one of the descendants of the Rephaites,(C) and the Philistines were subjugated.

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18 In the course of time, there was another battle with the Philistines, at Gob. At that time Sibbekai(A) the Hushathite killed Saph, one of the descendants of Rapha.

19 In another battle with the Philistines at Gob, Elhanan son of Jair[a] the Bethlehemite killed the brother of[b] Goliath the Gittite,(B) who had a spear with a shaft like a weaver’s rod.(C)

20 In still another battle, which took place at Gath, there was a huge man with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot—twenty-four in all. He also was descended from Rapha. 21 When he taunted(D) Israel, Jonathan son of Shimeah,(E) David’s brother, killed him.

22 These four were descendants of Rapha in Gath, and they fell at the hands of David and his men.

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  1. 2 Samuel 21:19 See 1 Chron. 20:5; Hebrew Jaare-Oregim.
  2. 2 Samuel 21:19 See 1 Chron. 20:5; Hebrew does not have the brother of.

29 Sibbekai(A) the Hushathite,

Ilai the Ahohite,

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Wars Against the Philistines(A)

15 Once again there was a battle between the Philistines(B) and Israel. David went down with his men to fight against the Philistines, and he became exhausted.

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descended westward to the territory of the Japhletites as far as the region of Lower Beth Horon(A) and on to Gezer,(B) ending at the Mediterranean Sea.

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12 the king of Eglon(A)one
the king of Gezer(B)one
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