1 Chronicles 20
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The Capture of Rabbah

(2 Samuel 11:1; 12:26-31)

1Later the next spring, at the time that kings go out to fight, Joab led out the army, ravaged the territory of the Ammonites, and then went out and attacked Rabbah, while David remained behind in Jerusalem. Joab besieged Rabbah and conquered it. 2David confiscated the crown of their kinga from his head, and found that its weight was a talentb in gold. A precious stone had been set in it, and it was placed on David’s head. He also confiscated a great amount of war booty that had been plundered from the city, 3brought back the people who had lived in it, and put them to conscripted labor with saws, iron picks, and axes. David did this to every Ammonite city, and then David and his entire armyc returned to Jerusalem.

Fighting Philistine Giants

(2 Samuel 21:15-22)

4Afterwards, war broke out against the Philistines at Gezer, where Sibbecai the Hushathite killed Sippai, one of the descendants of the Rephaim,d defeating the Philistines. 5There was also another battle against the Philistines, when Jair’s son Elhanan killed Lahmi the Gittite, Goliath’s brother, whose spear was as big ase a weaver’s beam. 6There was also a battle at Gath, where there was a very tall man with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot—for a total of 24 digits—who was a descendant of the Rephaim.f 7When he challenged Israel, Shimei’s son Jonathan, David’s nephew,g killed him. 8These descendants from the giants in Gath died at the hands of David and his servants.

a 20:2 Lit. of Malcam; LXX reads king Molchol.Cf. 1King 11:5, 33; Zeph 1:5
b 20:2 i.e. about 75 pounds; a talent weighed about 75 pounds
c 20:3 Lit. people
d 20:4 Or the giants
e 20:5 Lit. was like
f 20:6 Or the giants
g 20:7 Lit. brother

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