1 Chronicles 20 ESV

The Capture of Rabbah

1 1In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, Joab led out the army and ravaged the country of the Ammonites and came and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem. And 2Joab struck down Rabbah and overthrew it.

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2 3And David took the crown of their king from his head. He found that it weighed a talenta of gold, and in it was a precious stone. And it was placed on David's head. And he brought out the spoil of the city, a very great amount.

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    • ­ 20:2 - A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms
      3 And he brought out the people who were in it and set them to laborb4with saws and iron picks and axes.c And thus David did to all the cities of the Ammonites. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.

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        • ® 20:3 - Compare 2 Samuel 12:31; Hebrew he sawed
        • ¯ 20:3 - Compare 2 Samuel 12:31; Hebrew saws

          Philistine Giants Killed

          4 5And after this there arose war with the Philistines at Gezer. Then Sibbecai the Hushathite struck down Sippai, who was one of the descendants of the giants, and the Philistines were subdued.

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              5 And there was again war with the Philistines, and Elhanan the son of 6Jair struck down Lahmi 7the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.

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              6 And there was again 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.
              7 And when he taunted Israel, Jonathan the son of 8Shimea, David's brother, struck him down.

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