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1 Chronicles 20 (Lexham English Bible)

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The Capture of Rabbah

1 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.
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