1And it came to be at the turn of the year, at the time sovereigns go out to battle, that Yo’aḇ led out the power of the army and destroyed the land of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. But Dawiḏ remained at Yerushalayim. And Yo’aḇ struck Rabbah and overthrew it.
2And Dawiḏ took their sovereign’s crown from his head, and found it weighed a talent of gold, and there were precious stones in it. And it was set on Dawiḏ’s head. And he also brought out the spoil of the city, a very great amount.
3And he brought out the people who were in it, and put them to work with saws, and with iron picks, and with axes. And thus Dawiḏ did to all the cities of the children of Ammon. Then Dawiḏ and all the people returned to Yerushalayim.
4And afterward it came to be that fighting broke out at Gezer with the Philistines. Then Sibbeḵai the Ḥushathite struck Sippai of the sons of the giant, and they were humbled.
5And there was fighting again with the Philistines, and Elḥanan son of Ya’ir struck Laḥmi the brother of Golyath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam.
6And there was fighting again at Gath, where there was a man of great size, with twenty-four fingers and toes, six and six. And he too was born to the giant.
7And he reproached Yisra’ĕl, and Yehonathan son of Shim‛a, Dawiḏ’s brother, struck him.
8These were born to the giant in Gath, and they fell by the hand of Dawiḏ and by the hand of his servants.