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1 Chronicles 20

Rabbah is besieged by Joab, spoiled by David, and the people thereof tortured.

1 Chronicles 20:1 And when the yere was expired, in the time that Kings goe out a warfare, Ioab caryed out the strength of the armie, and destroyed the countrey of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah (but Dauid taryed at Ierusalem) & Ioab smote Rabbah & destroyed it. 1 Chronicles 20:2 Then Dauid tooke the crowne of their King from off his head, and founde it the weight of a talent of golde, with precious stones in it: and it was set on Dauids head, and he brought away the spoyle of the citie exceeding much. 1 Chronicles 20:3 And he caryed away the people that were in it, and cut them with sawes, and with harowes of yron, and with axes: euen thus did Dauid with all the cities of the children of Ammon. Then Dauid and all the people came againe to Ierusalem.

Three giants are slain in three several overthrows of the Philistines.

1 Chronicles 20:4 And after this also there arose warre at Gezer with the Philistims: then Sibbechai the Hushathite slewe Sippai, of the children of Haraphah, and they were subdued. 1 Chronicles 20:5 And there was yet another battell with the Philistims: and Elhanan the sonne of Iair slewe Lahmi, the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spearestaffe was like a weauers beame. 1 Chronicles 20:6 And yet againe there was a battel at Gath, where was a man of a great stature, & his fingers were by sixes, euen foure and twentie, and was also the sonne of Haraphah. 1 Chronicles 20:7 And when he reuiled Israel, Iehonathan the sonne of Shimea Dauids brother did slay him. 1 Chronicles 20:8 These were borne vnto Haraphah at Gath, and fell by the hand of Dauid: and by the hands of his seruants.

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