20:1 And it came to pass, that after the year had expired, at
the time that kings go out [to battle], Joab led forth the
power of the army, and wasted the country of the children of
Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried at
Jerusalem. And Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it.
20:2 And David took the crown of their king from his head, and
found it to weigh a talent of gold, and [there were] precious
stones in it; and it was set upon David's head: and he brought
also a great quantity of spoil out of the city.
20:3 And he brought out the people that [were] in it, and cut
[them] with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even
so David dealt with all the cities of the children of Ammon.
And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
20:4 And it came to pass after this, that there arose war 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.
20:5 And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan
the son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite,
whose spear-staff [was] like a weaver's beam.
20:6 And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of
[great] stature, whose fingers and toes [were] four and twenty,
six [on each hand], and six [on each foot]: and he also was the
son of the giant.
20:7 But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea,
David's brother, slew him.
20:8 These were born to the giant in Gath; and they fell by the
hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.