And it cameH1961 to pass afterH310 this,H3651 that the kingH4428 of the childrenH1121 of AmmonH5983 died,H4191 and HanunH2586 his sonH1121 reignedH4427 in his stead.H8478
Then saidH559 David,H1732 I will showH6213 kindnessH2617 to HanunH2586 the sonH1121 of Nahash,H5176 as his fatherH1 showedH6213 kindnessH2617 to me. And DavidH1732 sentH7971 to comfortH5162 him by the handH3027 of his servantsH5650 for his father.H1 And David'sH1732 servantsH5650 cameH935 into the landH776 of the childrenH1121 of Ammon.H5983
And the princesH8269 of the childrenH1121 of AmmonH5983 saidH559 to HanunH2586 their lord,H113 ThinkH5869 you that DavidH1732 does honorH3513 your father,H1 that he has sentH7971 comfortersH5162 to you? has not DavidH1732 rather sentH7971 his servantsH5650 to you, to searchH2713 the city,H5892 and to spyH7270 it out, and to overthrowH2015 it?
Why HanunH2586 tookH3947 David'sH1732 servants,H5650 and shavedH1548 off the one halfH2677 of their beards,H2206 and cutH3772 off their garmentsH4063 in the middle,H2677 even to their buttocks,H8357 and sentH7971 them away.
When they toldH5046 it to David,H1732 he sentH7971 to meetH7125 them, becauseH3588 the menH582 were greatlyH3966 ashamed:H3637 and the kingH4428 said,H559 TarryH3427 at JerichoH3405 untilH5704 your beardsH2206 be grown,H6779 and then return.H7725
And when the childrenH1121 of AmmonH5983 sawH7200 that they stankH887 before David,H1732 the childrenH1121 of AmmonH5983 sentH7971 and hiredH7936 the SyriansH758 of Bethrehob H1050and the SyriansH758 of Zoba,H6678 twentyH6242 thousandH505 footmen,H7273 and of kingH4428 MaacahH4601 a thousandH505 men,H376 and of IshtobH382 twelveH8147 H6240 thousandH505 men.H376
And when DavidH1732 heardH8085 of it, he sentH7971 Joab,H3097 and allH3605 the hostH6635 of the mightyH1368 men.
And the childrenH1121 of AmmonH5983 cameH3318 out, and put the battleH4421 in arrayH6186 at the enteringH6607 in of the gate:H8179 and the SyriansH758 of Zoba,H6678 and of Rehob,H7340 and Ishtob,H382 and Maacah,H4601 were by themselvesH905 in the field.H7704
When JoabH3097 sawH7200 that the frontH6440 of the battleH4421 was againstH413 him beforeH6440 and behind,H268 he choseH977 of allH3605 the choiceH977 men of Israel,H3478 and put them in arrayH6186 againstH7125 the Syrians:H758
And the restH3499 of the peopleH5971 he deliveredH5414 into the handH3027 of AbishaiH52 his brother,H251 that he might put them in arrayH6186 againstH7125 the childrenH1121 of Ammon.H5983
And he said,H559 IfH518 the SyriansH758 be too strongH2388 for me, then you shall helpH3444 me: but ifH518 the childrenH1121 of AmmonH5983 be too strongH2388 for you, then I will comeH1980 and helpH3467 you.
Be of good courage,H2388 and let us play the menH2388 for our people,H5971 and for the citiesH5892 of our God:H430 and the LORDH3068 doH6213 that which seemsH5869 him good.H2896
And JoabH3097 drew near,H5066 and the peopleH5971 that were with him, to the battleH4421 against the Syrians:H758 and they fledH5127 beforeH6440 him.
And when the childrenH1121 of AmmonH5983 sawH7200 that the SyriansH758 were fled,H5127 then fledH5127 they also beforeH6440 Abishai,H52 and enteredH935 into the city.H5892 So JoabH3097 returnedH7725 from the childrenH1121 of Ammon,H5983 and cameH935 to Jerusalem.H3389
And when the SyriansH758 sawH7200 that they were smittenH5062 beforeH6440 Israel,H3478 they gatheredH622 themselves together.H3162
And HadarezerH1928 sent,H7971 and broughtH3318 out the SyriansH758 that were beyondH5676 the river:H5104 and they cameH935 to Helam;H2431 and ShobachH7731 the captainH8269 of the hostH6635 of HadarezerH1928 went beforeH6440 them.
And when it was toldH5046 David,H1732 he gatheredH622 allH3605 IsraelH3478 together, and passedH5674 overH5674 Jordan,H3383 and cameH935 to Helam.H2431 And the SyriansH758 set themselves in arrayH6186 againstH7125 David,H1732 and foughtH3898 with him.
And the SyriansH758 fledH5127 beforeH6440 Israel;H3478 and DavidH1732 slewH2126 the men of sevenH7651 hundredH3967 chariotsH7393 of the Syrians,H758 and fortyH705 thousandH505 horsemen,H6571 and smoteH5221 ShobachH7731 the captainH8269 of their host,H6635 who diedH4191 there.H8033
And when allH3605 the kingsH4428 that were servantsH5650 to HadarezerH1928 sawH7200 that they were smittenH5062 beforeH6440 Israel,H3478 they made peaceH7999 with Israel,H3478 and servedH5647 them. So the SyriansH758 fearedH3372 to helpH3467 the childrenH1121 of AmmonH5983 any more.H5750