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 expyred (aboute the tyme þt kynges go out a warrefare.) Ioab caryed out the armye of the hoste, and destroyed the contreye of the chyldren of Ammon, & came, & beseged Rabba, & destroyed it: But Dauid taryed at Ierusalem whyle Ioab smote Rabba and destroyed it: 1 Chronicles 20:2 And Dauid toke the croune of their kynge: from of hys heed, & founde that it had þe wayght of a talent of golde, and there were preciouse stones in it, and it was ordeyned for Dauids heed. And he brought also exceadynge moche spoyle out of þe cytie. 1 Chronicles 20:3 And he brought out the people that were in it, and tormented them with sawes and harowes of yron, and with other sharpe instrumentes, and so dealte Dauid with all the cyties of þe chyldren of Ammon. And Dauid & all the people came agayne to Ierusalem.
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 þe Philistines. At which tyme Sobocai the Husathite slue Sippai, that was of þe chyldren of Rephaim, and they were subdewed. 1 Chronicles 20:5 And there was battell agayne with the Philistines, and Elhanan þe sonne of Iair, slue Lahemi the brother of Goliath the Gethite, whose speare was lyke a weauers beame. 1 Chronicles 20:6 And there chaunced yet agayne warre at Geth, where as was a man of a great stature wt .xxiiii. fyngers, & toes .vi. on euery hande, and .vi. on euery fote, & was the sonne of Raphah. But whan he defyed Israel, 1 Chronicles 20:7 Iehonathan þe sonne of Simea Dauids brother slue hym. 1 Chronicles 20:8 These were borne vnto Raphah at Geth, & were ouerthrowen in the hande of Dauid, & in the hande of his seruauntes.