20 And at the return of the year, at the time when kings go out, Joab led out the militia forces and ravaged the country of the Bene-ʽAmmon and came and laid siege to Rabbah, David remaining in Jerusalem; and Joab conquered Rabbah and demolished it. 2 And David took the crown of Malcam off his head, and found it to weigh a hundredweight of gold; and it had a precious stone in it, which came to be on David’s head. And he took out the plunder of the city, a very great amount; 3 ** and the people in it he took out and put them to saws and iron cuts and picks; and so he did with all the cities of the Bene-ʽAmmon. And David and all the people went back to Jerusalem. 4 And after that there was a war on foot at Gezer with the Philistines; then Sibbecai the Hushathite killed Sippai, of the breed of the ogres, and they were humbled. 5 And there was war with the Philistines again; and Elhanan the son of Jaʽir killed Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gathite; the shaft of his spear was like a weaver’s pole. 6 And there was war at Gath again; and there was a tall man with fingers and toes by sixes, twenty-four of them,—he too was bred of the ogre,— 7 who flouted the Israelites, and Jonathan the son of Shimea David’s brother killed him. 8 These were bred of the ogre at Gath, and fell by the hands of David and of his soldiers.
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