1 H1961 Now it came H310 to pass after H3651 this, H5176 that Nahash H4428 the king H1121 of the children H5983 of Ammon H4191 died, H1121 and his son H4427 reigned H8478 in his stead.
2 H1732 And David H559 said, H6213 I will show H2617 kindness H2586 to Hanun H1121 the son H5176 of Nahash, H3588 because H25 his father H6213 showed H2617 kindness H1732 to me. And David H7971 sent H4397 messengers H5162 to comfort H5921 him concerning H25 his father. H5650 So the servants H1732 of David H935 came H413 into H776 the land H1121 of the children H5983 of Ammon H2586 to Hanun, H5162 to comfort him.
3 H8269 But the princes H1121 of the children H5983 of Ammon H559 said H2586 to Hanun, H5869 Think H1732 you that David H3513 does honor H25 your father, H7971 that he has sent H5162 comforters H5650 to you? are not his servants H935 come H2713 to you for to search, H2015 and to overthrow, H7200 and to spy H776 out the land?
4 H2586 Why Hanun H3947 took H1732 David’s H5650 servants, H1548 and shaved H3772 them, and cut H4063 off their garments H2677 in the middle H4667 hard by their buttocks, H7971 and sent them away.
5 H3212 Then there went H5046 certain, and told H1732 David H582 how the men H5921 were served. H7971 And he sent H7125 to meet H582 them: for the men H3966 were greatly H3637 ashamed. H4428 And the king H559 said, H3427 Tarry H3405 at Jericho H5704 until H2206 your beards H6779 be grown, H7725 and then return.
6 H1121 And when the children H5983 of Ammon H7200 saw H887 that they had made themselves odious H1732 to David, H2586 Hanun H1121 and the children H5983 of Ammon H7971 sent H505 a thousand H3603 talents H3701 of silver H7936 to hire H7393 them chariots H6571 and horsemen H763 out of Mesopotamia, H758 and out of Syriamaachah, H6678 and out of Zobah.
7 H7936 So they hired H7970 thirty H8147 and two H505 thousand H7393 chariots, H4428 and the king H4601 of Maachah H5971 and his people; H935 who came H2583 and pitched H6440 before H4311 Medeba. H1121 And the children H5983 of Ammon H622 gathered H5892 themselves together from their cities, H935 and came H4421 to battle.
8 H1732 And when David H8085 heard H7971 of it, he sent H3097 Joab, H3605 and all H6635 the host H1368 of the mighty men.
9 H1121 And the children H5983 of Ammon H3318 came H4421 out, and put the battle H6186 in array H6607 before the gate H5892 of the city: H4428 and the kings H935 that were come H905 were by themselves H7704 in the field.
10 H3097 Now when Joab H7200 saw H4421 that the battle H413 was set against H6440 him before H268 and behind, H977 he chose H3605 out of all H970 the choice H3478 of Israel, H6186 and put them in array H7125 against H758 the Syrians.
11 H3499 And the rest H5971 of the people H5414 he delivered H3027 to the hand H52 of Abishai H251 his brother, H6186 and they set themselves in array H7125 against H1121 the children H5983 of Ammon.
12 H559 And he said, H518 If H758 the Syrians H2388 be too strong H8668 for me, then you shall help H518 me: but if H1121 the children H5983 of Ammon H2388 be too strong H3467 for you, then I will help you.
13 H2388 Be of good courage, H2388 and let us behave H2388 ourselves valiantly H5971 for our people, H5892 and for the cities H430 of our God: H3068 and let the LORD H6213 do H2896 that which is good H5869 in his sight.
14 H3097 So Joab H5971 and the people H5066 that were with him drew near H6440 before H758 the Syrians H4421 to the battle; H5127 and they fled H6440 before him.
15 H1121 And when the children H5983 of Ammon H7200 saw H758 that the Syrians H5127 were fled, H1571 they likewise H5127 fled H6440 before H52 Abishai H251 his brother, H935 and entered H5892 into the city. H3097 Then Joab H935 came H3389 to Jerusalem.
16 H758 And when the Syrians H7200 saw H5062 that they were put to the worse H6440 before H3478 Israel, H7971 they sent H4397 messengers, H3318 and drew H3318 forth H758 the Syrians H5676 that were beyond H5104 the river: H7780 and Shophach H8269 the captain H6635 of the host H1928 of Hadarezer H6440 went before them.
17 H5046 And it was told H1732 David; H622 and he gathered H3605 all H3478 Israel, H5674 and passed H5674 over H3383 Jordan, H935 and came H6186 on them, and set the battle in array H413 against H1732 them. So when David H4421 had put the battle H6186 in array H7125 against H758 the Syrians, H3898 they fought with him.
18 H758 But the Syrians H5127 fled H6440 before H3478 Israel; H1732 and David H2026 slew H758 of the Syrians H7651 seven H505 thousand H7393 men which fought in chariots, H705 and forty H505 thousand H376 footmen, H7273 H4191 and killed H7780 Shophach H8269 the captain H6635 of the host.
19 H5650 And when the servants H1928 of Hadarezer H7200 saw H5062 that they were put to the worse H6440 before H3478 Israel, H7999 they made peace H1732 with David, H5647 and became H5647 his servants: H3808 neither H14 would H758 the Syrians H3467 help H1121 the children H5983 of Ammon H5750 any more.