1 At the start of the year, at the time when kings go on campaigns, Joʹab led a military expedition and devastated the land of the Amʹmonites; he came and besieged Rabʹbah, while David stayed in Jerusalem. Joʹab attacked Rabʹbah and tore it down.
2 Then David took the crown of Malʹcam from its head, and found that it weighed a talent of gold, and in it there were precious stones; and it was placed on David’s head. He also took a vast amount of spoil from the city.
3 And he brought out the people who were in it and put them to work at sawing stones and at working with sharp iron instruments and with axes. That was what David did to all the cities of the Amʹmonites. Finally David and all the troops returned to Jerusalem.
4 After this, war broke out at Geʹzer with the Philisʹtines. At that time Sibʹbecai the Huʹshathite struck down Sipʹpai, who was a descendant of the Rephʹaim, and they were subdued.
5 And there was war again with the Philisʹtines, and Elhaʹnan the son of Jaʹir struck down Lahʹmi the brother of Goliʹath the Gitʹtite, whose spear had a shaft like the beam of loom workers.
6 War broke out yet again at Gath, where there was a man of extraordinary size, with 6 fingers on each hand and 6 toes on each foot, 24 in all; and he too was a descendant of the Rephʹaim.
7 He kept taunting Israel. So Jonʹathan the son of Shimʹea, David’s brother, struck him down.
8 These were descendants of the Rephʹaim in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants.