1 H310 And it came to pass after this, H5176 that Nahash H4428 the king H1121 of the children H5983 of Ammon H4191 died, H1121 and his son H4427 reigned in his stead.
2 H1732 And David H559 said, H6213 I will show H2617 kindness H2586 unto Hanun H1121 the son H5176 of Nahash, H1 because his father H6213 showed H2617 kindness H1732 to me. So David H7971 sent H4397 messengers H5162 to comfort H1 him concerning his father. H1732 And David's H5650 servants H935 came H776 into 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 Thinkest H1732 thou that David H3513 doth honor H1 thy father, H7971 in that he hath sent H5162 comforters H5650 unto thee? are not his servants H935 come H2713 unto thee to search, H2015 and to overthrow, H7270 and to spy out H776 the land?
4 H2586 So Hanun H3947 took H1732 David's H5650 servants, H1548 and shaved H3772 them, and cut off H4063 their garments H2677 in the middle, H4667 even to their buttocks, H7971 and sent them away.
5 H3212 Then there went H5046 certain persons, and told H1732 David H582 how the men H7971 were served. 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 H2206 until 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 Arammaacah, H6678 and out of Zobah.
7 H7936 So they hired H7970 them thirty H8147 and two H505 thousand H7393 chariots, H4428 and the king H4601 of Maacah H5971 and his people, H935 who came H2583 and encamped H6440 before H4311 Medeba. H1121 And the children H5983 of Ammon H622 gathered themselves together H5892 from their cities, H935 and came H4421 to battle.
8 H1732 And when David H8085 heard H7971 of it, he sent H3097 Joab, H6635 and all the host H1368 of the mighty men.
9 H1121 And the children H5983 of Ammon H3318 came out, H4421 and put the battle H6186 in array H6607 at the gate H5892 of the city: H4428 and the kings H935 that were come H7704 were by themselves in the field.
10 H3097 Now when Joab H7200 saw H4421 that the battle H6440 was set against him before H268 and behind, H977 he chose of H977 all the choice H3478 men of Israel, H6186 and put them in array H7125 against H758 the Syrians.
11 H3499 And the rest H5971 of the people H5414 he committed H3027 into the hand H52 of Abishai H251 his brother; H6186 and they put themselves in array H7125 against H1121 the children H5983 of Ammon.
12 H559 And he said, H758 If the Syrians H2388 be too strong H8668 for me, then thou shalt help H1121 me; but if the children H5983 of Ammon H2388 be too strong H3467 for thee, then I will help thee.
13 H2388 Be of good courage, H2388 and let us play the man H5971 for our people, H5892 and for the cities H430 of our God: H3068 and Jehovah H6213 do H5869 that which seemeth H2896 him good.
14 H3097 So Joab H5971 and the people H5066 that were with him drew nigh H6440 before H758 the Syrians H4421 unto 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, H5127 they likewise 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 forth H758 the Syrians H5676 that were beyond H5104 the River, H7780 with Shophach H8269 the captain H6635 of the host H1928 of Hadarezer H6440 at their head.
17 H5046 And it was told H1732 David; H622 and he gathered H3478 all Israel H5674 together, and passed over H3383 the Jordan, H935 and came H6186 upon them, and set the battle in array H1732 against them. So when David H4421 had put the battle H6186 in array H7125 against H758 the Syrians, H3898 they fought with him.
18 H758 And the Syrians H5127 fled H6440 before H3478 Israel; H1732 and David H2026 slew H758 of the Syrians H7651 the men of seven H505 thousand H7393 chariots, H705 and forty H505 thousand H376 footmen, H4191 and killed H7780 Shophach H8269 the captain H6635 of the host.