Now it cameH1961 to pass afterH310 this,H3651 that NahashH5176 the kingH4428 of the childrenH1121 of AmmonH5983 died,H4191 and his sonH1121 reignedH4427 in his stead.H8478
And DavidH1732 said,H559 I will showH6213 kindnessH2617 to HanunH2586 the sonH1121 of Nahash,H5176 becauseH3588 his fatherH25 showedH6213 kindnessH2617 to me. And DavidH1732 sentH7971 messengersH4397 to comfortH5162 him concerningH5921 his father.H25 So the servantsH5650 of DavidH1732 cameH935 intoH413 the landH776 of the childrenH1121 of AmmonH5983 to Hanun,H2586 to comfortH5162 him.
But the princesH8269 of the childrenH1121 of AmmonH5983 saidH559 to Hanun,H2586 ThinkH5869 you that DavidH1732 does honorH3513 your father,H25 that he has sentH7971 comfortersH5162 to you? are not his servantsH5650 comeH935 to you for to search,H2713 and to overthrow,H2015 and to spyH7200 out the land?H776
Why HanunH2586 tookH3947 David'sH1732 servants,H5650 and shavedH1548 them, and cutH3772 off their garmentsH4063 in the middleH2677 hard by their buttocks,H4667 and sentH7971 them away.
Then there wentH3212 certain, and toldH5046 DavidH1732 how the menH582 were served.H5921 And he sentH7971 to meetH7125 them: for 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 had made themselves odiousH887 to David,H1732 HanunH2586 and the childrenH1121 of AmmonH5983 sentH7971 a thousandH505 talentsH3603 of silverH3701 to hireH7936 them chariotsH7393 and horsemenH6571 out of Mesopotamia,H763 and out of Syriamaachah,H758 and out of Zobah.H6678
So they hiredH7936 thirtyH7970 and twoH8147 thousandH505 chariots,H7393 and the kingH4428 of MaachahH4601 and his people;H5971 who cameH935 and pitchedH2583 beforeH6440 Medeba.H4311 And the childrenH1121 of AmmonH5983 gatheredH622 themselves together from their cities,H5892 and cameH935 to battle.H4421
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 before the gateH6607 of the city:H5892 and the kingsH4428 that were comeH935 were by themselvesH905 in the field.H7704
Now when JoabH3097 sawH7200 that the battleH4421 was set againstH413 him beforeH6440 and behind,H268 he choseH977 out of allH3605 the choiceH970 of Israel,H3478 and put them in arrayH6186 againstH7125 the Syrians.H758
And the restH3499 of the peopleH5971 he deliveredH5414 to the handH3027 of AbishaiH52 his brother,H251 and they set themselves in arrayH6186 againstH7125 the childrenH1121 of Ammon.H5983
And he said,H559 IfH518 the SyriansH758 be too strongH2388 for me, then you shall helpH8668 me: but ifH518 the childrenH1121 of AmmonH5983 be too strongH2388 for you, then I will helpH3467 you.
Be of good courage,H2388 and let us behaveH2388 ourselves valiantlyH2388 for our people,H5971 and for the citiesH5892 of our God:H430 and let the LORDH3068 doH6213 that which is goodH2896 in his sight.H5869
So JoabH3097 and the peopleH5971 that were with him drew nearH5066 beforeH6440 the SyriansH758 to the battle;H4421 and they fledH5127 beforeH6440 him.
And when the childrenH1121 of AmmonH5983 sawH7200 that the SyriansH758 were fled,H5127 they likewiseH1571 fledH5127 beforeH6440 AbishaiH52 his brother,H251 and enteredH935 into the city.H5892 Then JoabH3097 cameH935 to Jerusalem.H3389
And when the SyriansH758 sawH7200 that they were put to the worseH5062 beforeH6440 Israel,H3478 they sentH7971 messengers,H4397 and drewH3318 forthH3318 the SyriansH758 that were beyondH5676 the river:H5104 and ShophachH7780 the captainH8269 of the hostH6635 of HadarezerH1928 went beforeH6440 them.
And it was toldH5046 David;H1732 and he gatheredH622 allH3605 Israel,H3478 and passedH5674 overH5674 Jordan,H3383 and cameH935 on them, and set the battle in arrayH6186 againstH413 them. So when DavidH1732 had put the battleH4421 in arrayH6186 againstH7125 the Syrians,H758 they foughtH3898 with him.
But the SyriansH758 fledH5127 beforeH6440 Israel;H3478 and DavidH1732 slewH2026 of the SyriansH758 sevenH7651 thousandH505 men which fought in chariots,H7393 and fortyH705 thousandH505 footmen,H376 H7273 and killedH4191 ShophachH7780 the captainH8269 of the host.H6635
And when the servantsH5650 of HadarezerH1928 sawH7200 that they were put to the worseH5062 beforeH6440 Israel,H3478 they made peaceH7999 with David,H1732 and becameH5647 his servants:H5647 neitherH3808 wouldH14 the SyriansH758 helpH3467 the childrenH1121 of AmmonH5983 any more.H5750