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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 it came to passe, that after the yere was expired (about ye time that kinges go out a warrefare) Ioab caryed out the armie of the hoast, and destroyed the countrey of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabba, and destroyed it: But Dauid taried at Hierusalem whyle Ioab smote Rabba and destroyed it. 1 Chronicles 20:2 And Dauid toke the crowne of their king from of his head, and founde that it had the wayght of a talent of golde, and there were precious stones in it, and it was set vpon Dauids head: And he brought also exceeding much spoyle out of the citie. 1 Chronicles 20:3 And he brought out the people that were in it, and tormented them with sawes and harrowes of iron, and with other sharpe instrumentes, and so dealt Dauid with all the cities of the children of Ammon: And Dauid and all the people came againe to Hierusalem.

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

1 Chronicles 20:4 After this, it fortuned that there arose warre at Gazer with the Philistines: at which time Sobokai the Husathite slue Sippai that was of the children of Rephaim, and they were subdued. 1 Chronicles 20:5 And there was battayle agayne with the Philistines, & Elhanan the sonne of Iair slue Lahemi the brother of Goliah the Gethite, whose speare was lyke a weauers beame. 1 Chronicles 20:6 And there chaunced yet againe warre at Geth, where as was a man of a great stature, with twentie and foure fingers and toes, sixe on euery hand, and sixe on euery foote, and was the sonne of Raphah. 1 Chronicles 20:7 But when he defyed Israel, Iehonathan the sonne of Simea Dauids brother slue him. 1 Chronicles 20:8 These were borne vnto Raphah at Geth, and were ouerthrowen in the hande of Dauid and in the hande of his seruauntes.

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