1 Chronicles 20: Victories over Ammonites & Philistines
Notes: The recorder continues with the theme of David's
victories, first dealing with his cleaning up of the Ammonites
and then having to deal with various skirmishes with the Philistines.]
Further defeats of the Ammonites
the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, Joab led out
the armed forces. He laid waste the land of the Ammonites
and went to Rabbah and besieged it, but David remained
in Jerusalem. Joab attacked Rabbah and left it in ruins.
took the crown from the head of their king – its weight was
found to be a talent of gold, and it was set with precious stones –
and it was placed on David's head. He took a great quantity of
plunder from the city
brought out the people who were there, consigning them to labour
with saws and with iron picks and axes. David did this to all
the Ammonite towns. Then David and his entire army returned
Battles with the Philistines
the course of time, war broke out with the Philistines
, at Gezer. At that time Sibbekai the Hushathite killed
Sippai, one of the descendants of the Rephaites, and the Philistines
another battle with the Philistines, Elhanan son of Jair killed
Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, who had a spear with
a shaft like a weaver's rod.
still another battle, which took place at Gath, there was a huge
man with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot –
twenty-four in all. He also was descended from Rapha.
he taunted Israel, Jonathan son of Shimea, David's brother, killed
were descendants of Rapha in Gath, and they fell at the hands
of David and his men.