1 In the spring, the time when kings go out to battle, Joab led the army to war. They destroyed the Ammonites and came to Rabbah to attack it, while David stayed in Jerusalem. Joab defeated Rabbah and tore it down.
2 David took the gold crown from the head of Rabbahs king. It was placed on Davids head. The crown was found to weigh seventy-five pounds, and in it was a precious stone. David also took a lot of goods from the city.
3 He took the troops who were there and put them to work with saws, hoes, and axes. He did the same to all the Ammonite cities. After that David and all the troops returned to Jerusalem.
4 War broke out with the Philistines at Gezer. Sibbecai from Hushah killed Sippai, a descendant of Haraphah, and the Philistines were defeated.
5 When more fighting broke out with the Philistines, Elhanan, son of Jair, killed Lahmi, the brother of Goliath from Gath. The shaft of Lahmis spear was like a beam used by weavers.
6 In another battle at Gath, there was a tall man who had twenty-four fingers and toes: six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot. He also was a descendant of Haraphah.
7 When he challenged Israel, Jonathan, son of Davids brother Shimea, killed him.
8 These men were the descendants of Haraphah from Gath. David and his men killed them.