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1 Chronicles 19 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:1 - In the course of time, Nahash king of the Ammonites died, and his son succeeded him as king.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:2 - David thought, “I will show kindness to Hanun son of Nahash, because his father showed kindness to me.” So David sent a delegation to express his sympathy to Hanun concerning his father. When David’s envoys came to Hanun in the land of the Ammonites to express sympathy to him,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:3 - the Ammonite commanders said to Hanun, “Do you think David is honoring your father by sending envoys to you to express sympathy? Haven’t his envoys come to you only to explore and spy out the country and overthrow it?”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:4 - So Hanun seized David’s envoys, shaved them, cut off their garments at the buttocks, and sent them away.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:5 - When someone came and told David about the men, he sent messengers to meet them, for they were greatly humiliated. The king said, “Stay at Jericho till your beards have grown, and then come back.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:6 - When the Ammonites realized that they had become obnoxious to David, Hanun and the Ammonites sent a thousand talents[fn] of silver to hire chariots and charioteers from Aram Naharaim,[fn] Aram Maakah and Zobah.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:7 - They hired thirty-two thousand chariots and charioteers, as well as the king of Maakah with his troops, who came and camped near Medeba, while the Ammonites were mustered from their towns and moved out for battle.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:8 - On hearing this, David sent Joab out with the entire army of fighting men.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:9 - The Ammonites came out and drew up in battle formation at the entrance to their city, while the kings who had come were by themselves in the open country.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:10 - Joab saw that there were battle lines in front of him and behind him; so he selected some of the best troops in Israel and deployed them against the Arameans.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:11 - He put the rest of the men under the command of Abishai his brother, and they were deployed against the Ammonites.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:12 - Joab said, “If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you are to rescue me; but if the Ammonites are too strong for you, then I will rescue you.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:13 - Be strong, and let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. The LORD will do what is good in his sight.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:14 - Then Joab and the troops with him advanced to fight the Arameans, and they fled before him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:15 - When the Ammonites realized that the Arameans were fleeing, they too fled before his brother Abishai and went inside the city. So Joab went back to Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:16 - After the Arameans saw that they had been routed by Israel, they sent messengers and had Arameans brought from beyond the Euphrates River, with Shophak the commander of Hadadezer’s army leading them.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:17 - When David was told of this, he gathered all Israel and crossed the Jordan; he advanced against them and formed his battle lines opposite them. David formed his lines to meet the Arameans in battle, and they fought against him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:18 - But they fled before Israel, and David killed seven thousand of their charioteers and forty thousand of their foot soldiers. He also killed Shophak the commander of their army.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:19 - When the vassals of Hadadezer saw that they had been routed by Israel, they made peace with David and became subject to him. So the Arameans were not willing to help the Ammonites anymore.
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That is, Northwest Mesopotamia
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