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David took the crown from the head of their king[a] and wore it[b] (its weight was a talent[c] of gold and it was set with precious stones). He took a large amount of plunder from the city.

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  1. 1 Chronicles 20:2 tc The translation follows the MT, which reads “of their king”; the LXX and Vulgate read “of Milcom” (cf. 1 Kgs 11:5). Milcom, also known as Molech, was the god of the Ammonites.
  2. 1 Chronicles 20:2 tn Heb “and it was on the head of David.”
  3. 1 Chronicles 20:2 sn See the note on the word “talents” in 19:6.