Rabbah Is Conquered
(2 Sam. 11:1; 12:26–31)
1It happened 20:1 Lit. at the return of the yearin the spring of the year, at the time kings go out to battle, that Joab led out the armed forces and ravaged the country of the people of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. But David stayed at Jerusalem. And Joab defeated Rabbah and overthrew it.
2Then David took their king’s crown from his head, and found it to weigh a talent of gold, and there were precious stones in it. And it was set on David’s head. Also he brought out the 20:2 plunderspoil of the city in great abundance.
3And he brought out the people who were in it, and 20:3 LXX cut them withput them to work with saws, with iron picks, and with axes. So David did to all the cities of the people of Ammon. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
Philistine Giants Destroyed
(2 Sam. 21:15–22)
4Now it happened afterward that war broke out at 20:4 Gob, 2 Sam. 21:18Gezer with the Philistines, at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite killed 20:4 Saph, 2 Sam. 21:18Sippai, who was one of the sons of 20:4 Or Raphahthe giant. And they were subdued.
5Again there was war with the Philistines, and Elhanan the son of 20:5 Jaare-Oregim, 2 Sam. 21:19Jair killed Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam.
6Yet again there was war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, with twenty-four fingers and toes, six on each hand and six on each foot; and he also was born to 20:6 Or Raphahthe giant.
7So when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of 20:7 Shammah, 1 Sam. 16:9 or Shimeah, 2 Sam. 21:21Shimea, David’s brother, killed him.
8These were born to the giant in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants.