1 And it came to pass at the return of the year, at the going forth of kings , that Joab gathered the whole force of the army, and they ravaged the land of the children of Ammon; and he came and besieged Rabba. But David abode in Jerusalem. And Joab smote Rabba and destroyed it.
2 And David took the crown of Molchom their king off his head, and the weight of it was found a talent of gold, and on it were precious stones; and it was on the head of David: and he brought out the spoils of the city very great.
3 And he brought out the people that were in it, and sawed them asunder with saws, and with iron axes, and with harrows: and thus David did to all the children of Ammon. And David and all his people returned to Jerusalem.
4 And it came to pass afterward that there was again war with the Philistines in Gazer: then Sobochai the Sosathite smote Saphut of the sons of the giants, and laid him low.
5 And there war again with the Philistines; and Eleanan the son of Jair smote Lachmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, and the wood of his spear as a weavers' beam.
6 And there was again war in Geth, and there was a man of extraordinary size, and his fingers six on each hand and foot, four and twenty; and he was descended from the giants.
7 And he defied Israel, and Jonathan the son of Samaa the brother of David slew him.
8 These were born to Rapha in Geth; all four were giants, and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.