1 Chronicles 20
Rabbah is besieged by Joab, spoiled by David, and the people thereof tortured.
1 Chronicles 20:1 And it came to passe, that after the yeere was expired, at the time that kings goe out [to battell], Ioab led forth the power of the armie, and wasted the countrey of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah (but Dauid taried at Ierusalem,) and Ioab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it. 1 Chronicles 20:2 And Dauid tooke the crowne of [their king] from off his head, and found it to weigh a talent of gold, and [there were] precious stones in it, and it was set vpon Dauids head; and hee brought also exceeding much spoile out of the city. 1 Chronicles 20:3 And hee brought out the people that [were] in it, and cut them with sawes, and with harrowes of yron, and with axes: euen so dealt Dauid with all the cities of the children of Ammon. And Dauid and all the people returned to Ierusalem.
Three giants are slain in three several overthrows of the Philistines.
1 Chronicles 20:4 And it came to passe after this, that there arose warre at Gezer with the Philistines, at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite, slew Sippai, that was of the children of the giant: and they were subdued. 1 Chronicles 20:5 And there was warre againe with the Philistines, and Elhanan the sonne of Iair, slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spearestaffe was like a weauers beame. 1 Chronicles 20:6 And yet againe there was warre at Gath, where was a man of [great] stature, whose fingers and toes [were] foure and twentie, sixe [on each hand], and sixe [on each foot]. And he also was the sonne of the giant. 1 Chronicles 20:7 But when he defied Israel, Ionathan the sonne of Shimea Dauids brother, slew him. 1 Chronicles 20:8 These were borne vnto the Giant in Gath, and they fell by the hand of Dauid, and by the hand of his seruants.