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1 Chronicles Chapter 20

1 Chronicles 20:1

ch1 20:1

And it came to pass, that after the year was expired, at the time that kings go out [to battle], Joab led forth the power of the army, and wasted the country of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged (a) Rabbah. But David tarried at Jerusalem. And Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it.

(a) Which was the chief city of the Ammonites.

1 Chronicles 20:2

ch1 20:2

And David took the crown of their king from off his head, and found it to weigh a (b) talent of gold, and [there were] precious stones in it; and it was set upon David's head: and he brought also exceeding much spoil out of the city.

(b) Which mounts about the value of seven thousand and seventy crowns, which is about 60 pound weight.

1 Chronicles 20:5

ch1 20:5

And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew (c) Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff [was] like a weaver's beam.

(c) Read (Sa2 21:19).

1 Chronicles 20:6

ch1 20:6

And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of [great] stature, whose fingers and toes [were] four and twenty, (d) six [on each hand], and six [on each foot]: and he also was the son of the giant.

(d) Meaning that he had six apiece on hands and feet.

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