The Holy Bible – Knox Translation
The First Book or Paralipomena
And now spring returned, the time when kings march out to battle; and Joab mustered an army, the pick of all the fighting men, to ravage the Ammonite territory. He marched against Rabba and laid siege to it; nor had David himself yet left Jerusalem when Joab overcame Rabba and destroyed it.
David took the crown from Melchom’s image, which he found to be of a full talent’s weight, set with the rarest jewels, and made himself a crown out of it; much spoil he took from the city besides.
As for the people in the city, he brought them out and had harrows and sleds and chariots of iron driven over them, till they lay cut to pieces or crushed, and the same treatment he gave to all the cities of Ammon. Then he and all his men returned to Jerusalem.✻
There was another battle against the Philistines at Gazer, in which Sobochai the Husathite overcame them, slaying Saphai, that was of the Raphaim breed;
and another in which Elehanan the son of Jair slew the brother of Goliath the Gethite, that had a shaft to his spear big as a weaver’s beam.
In another battle, at Geth, there was a man of huge stature that had twelve fingers and twelve toes; he too was of the Rapha breed;
and when he challenged the Israelites, Jonathan, son of David’s brother Samaa, smote him down. All these were Raphites from Geth, all slain by David and his men.✻
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