2Sa 11:1; 12:29–31
1#2Sa 11:1; Dt 3:11Now at the beginning of the year when kings would go out to war, Joab led the army and devastated the land of the Ammonites. He came and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem. So Joab struck Rabbah and overthrew it. 2Then David took the crown of their king from his head and found it weighed about a talent#About 75 pounds, or 34 kilograms. of gold with a precious stone set in it. And it was placed on David’s head. He also brought out a great abundance of plunder from the city. 3He brought out the people who were it in, and put them to work with saws, sharp iron tools, and axes. Thus David did to all the cities of the Ammonites, and then he and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
Philistine Giants Killed
4#2Sa 21:18–22Now after this, when war broke out in Gezer with the Philistines, Sibbekai of Hushah killed Sippai, who was one of the descendants of the giants, and they were humbled.
5#2Sa 21:19Again there was war with the Philistines, and Elhanan the son of Jair killed Lahmi, the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose wooden spear was like a weaver’s beam.
6Yet again there was war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number; and he also was descended from the giants. 7#1Sa 16:9; 1Ch 2:13When he taunted Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea, David’s brother, killed him.
8These were descended from the giants in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and his servants.