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1 Chronicles 19 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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David’s Messengers Abused

(2Sa 10:1–19 )
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:1 - Now it came about after this, that Nahash the king of the sons of Ammon died, and his son became king in his place.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:2 - Then David said, “I will show kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father showed kindness to me.” So David sent messengers to console him concerning his father. And David’s servants came into the land of the sons of Ammon to Hanun to console him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:3 - But the commanders among the sons of Ammon said to Hanun, “[fn]Do you think that David is honoring your father, in that he has sent comforters to you? Have his servants not come to you to search, to demolish, and to spy out the land?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:4 - So Hanun took David’s servants and shaved them, and cut off their robes in the middle as far as their buttocks, and sent them away.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:5 - Then certain people went and told David about the men. And he sent messengers to meet them, because the men were very humiliated. And the king said, “Stay at Jericho until your beards grow back, then return.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:6 - When the sons of Ammon saw that they had made themselves repulsive to David, Hanun and the sons of Ammon sent [fn]a thousand talents of silver to hire for themselves chariots and horsemen from Mesopotamia, Aram-maacah, and Zobah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:7 - So they hired for themselves thirty-two thousand chariots, and the king of Maacah and his people, who came and camped opposite Medeba. And the sons of Ammon gathered together from their cities and came to the battle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:8 - When David heard about it, he sent Joab and all the army, the mighty men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:9 - The sons of Ammon came out and drew up in battle formation at the entrance of the city; and the kings who had come were by themselves in the field.

Ammon and Aram Defeated

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:10 - Now when Joab saw that the [fn]battle was set against him at the front and at the rear, he selected warriors from all the choice men in Israel and lined them up against the Arameans.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:11 - But the remainder of the people he placed [fn]under the command of [fn]Abshai his brother; and they lined up against the sons of Ammon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:12 - He said, “If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you shall help me; but if the sons of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will help you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:13 - “Be strong, and let’s show ourselves courageous for the benefit of our people and the cities of our God; and may the LORD do what is good in His sight.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:14 - So Joab and the people who were with him advanced to battle against the Arameans, and they fled from him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:15 - When the sons of Ammon saw that the Arameans had fled, they also fled from his brother Abshai and entered the city. Then Joab came to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:16 - When the Arameans saw that they had been [fn]defeated by Israel, they sent messengers and brought out the Arameans who were beyond the Euphrates River, with Shophach the commander of the army of Hadadezer [fn]leading them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:17 - When it was reported to David, he gathered all Israel together and crossed the Jordan, and came upon them and drew up in formation against them. And when David drew up in battle formation against the Arameans, they fought against him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:18 - And the Arameans fled from Israel, and David killed of the Arameans seven thousand charioteers and forty thousand foot soldiers; and he put Shophach the commander of the army to death.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:19 - So when the servants of Hadadezer saw that they had been [fn]defeated by Israel, they made peace with David and served him. So the Arameans were not willing to help the sons of Ammon anymore.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit Is David honoring your father in your eyes
About 38 tons or 34 metric tons
Lit face of the battle
Lit in the hand of
In 2 Sam 10:10, Abishai
Lit struck before
Lit before
Lit struck before
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