1 Chronicles 20
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War with Philistine Giants

1Then it happened [a]in the spring, at the time when kings go out to battle, that Joab led out the army and ravaged the land of the sons of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. But David stayed in Jerusalem. And Joab struck Rabbah and overthrew it. 2David took the crown of [b]their king from his head, and he found it to weigh a [c]talent of gold, and there was a precious stone in it; and it was placed on David’s head. And he brought out the spoils of the city, a very great amount. 3He brought out the people who were in it, and [d]put them to work at saws, iron picks, and axes. And David did the same to all the cities of the sons of Ammon. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.

4Now it came about after this, that war [e]broke out at [f]Gezer with the Philistines; then Sibbecai the Hushathite [g]killed Sippai, one of the descendants of the [h]giants, and they were subdued. 5And there was war with the Philistines again, and Elhanan the son of Jair [i]killed Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam. 6Again there was war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature who had twenty-four fingers and toes, six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot; and he also was descended from the giants. 7When he taunted Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea, David’s brother, [j]killed him. 8These were descended from the giants in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants.

[a] 1 Lit at the return of the year
[b] 2 Another reading is Malcam from, a variant of the Ammonite god Milcom
[c] 2 About 75 lb. or 34 kg
[d] 3 So 2 Sam 12:31; MT sawed them apart with
[e] 4 Lit stood up
[f] 4 In 2 Sam 21:18, Gob
[g] 4 Lit struck
[h] 4 Heb Raphah, and so in vv 6, 8
[i] 5 Lit struck
[j] 7 Lit struck

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