1 H310 Now it came to pass after this, H5176 that Nahash H4428 the king H1121 of the children H5983 of Ammon H4191 [H8799] died, H1121 and his son H4427 [H8799] reigned in his stead.
2 H1732 And David H559 [H8799] said, H6213 [H8799] I will show H2617 kindness H2586 to Hanun H1121 the son H5176 of Nahash, H1 because his father H6213 [H8804] showed H2617 kindness H1732 to me. And David H7971 [H8799] sent H4397 messengers H5162 [H8763] to comfort H1 him concerning his father. H5650 So the servants H1732 of David H935 [H8799] came H776 into the land H1121 of the children H5983 of Ammon H2586 to Hanun, H5162 [H8763] to comfort him.
3 H8269 But the princes H1121 of the children H5983 of Ammon H559 [H8799] said H2586 to Hanun, H5869 Thinkest H1732 thou that David H3513 [H8764] doth honour H1 thy father, H7971 [H8804] that he hath sent H5162 [H8764] comforters H5650 to thee? are not his servants H935 [H8804] come H2713 [H8800] to thee to search, H2015 [H8800] and to overthrow, H7270 [H8763] and to spy out H776 the land?
4 H2586 Therefore Hanun H3947 [H8799] took H1732 David's H5650 servants, H1548 [H8762] and shaved H3772 [H8799] them, and cut off H4063 their garments H2677 in the middle, H4667 even to their buttocks, H7971 [H8762] and sent them away.
5 H3212 [H8799] Then there went H5046 [H8686] certain, and told H1732 David H582 how the men H7971 [H8799] were served. And he sent H7125 [H8800] to meet H582 them: for the men H3966 were greatly H3637 [H8737] ashamed. H4428 And the king H559 [H8799] said, H3427 [H8798] Tarry H3405 at Jericho H2206 until your beards H6779 [H8762] are grown, H7725 [H8804] and then return.
6 H1121 And when the children H5983 of Ammon H7200 [H8799] saw H887 [H8694] that they had made themselves odious H1732 to David, H2586 Hanun H1121 and the children H5983 of Ammon H7971 [H8799] sent H505 a thousand H3603 talents H3701 of silver H7936 [H8800] to hire H7393 them chariots H6571 and horsemen H763 out of Mesopotamia, H758 H4601 and out of Syriamaachah, H6678 and out of Zobah.
7 H7936 [H8799] So they hired H7970 thirty H8147 and two H505 thousand H7393 chariots, H4428 and the king H4601 of Maachah H5971 and his people; H935 [H8799] who came H2583 [H8799] and encamped H6440 before H4311 Medeba. H1121 And the children H5983 of Ammon H622 [H8738] gathered themselves together H5892 from their cities, H935 [H8799] and came H4421 to battle.
8 H1732 And when David H8085 [H8799] heard H7971 [H8799] 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 [H8799] came out, H4421 and put the battle H6186 [H8799] in array H6607 before the gate H5892 of the city: H4428 and the kings H935 [H8804] that had come H7704 were by themselves in the field.
10 H3097 Now when Joab H7200 [H8799] saw H4421 that the battle H6440 was set against him before H268 and behind, H977 [H8799] he chose from H977 [H8803] all the best H3478 of Israel, H6186 [H8799] and put them in array H7125 [H8800] against H758 the Syrians.
11 H3499 And the rest H5971 of the people H5414 [H8804] he delivered H3027 to the hand H52 of Abishai H251 his brother, H6186 [H8799] and they set themselves in array H7125 [H8800] against H1121 the children H5983 of Ammon.
12 H559 [H8799] And he said, H758 If the Syrians H2388 [H8799] shall be too strong H8668 for me, then thou shalt help H1121 me: but if the children H5983 of Ammon H2388 [H8799] shall be too strong H3467 [H8689] for thee, then I will help thee.
13 H2388 [H8798] Be of good courage, H2388 [H8691] and let us behave ourselves valiantly H5971 for our people, H5892 and for the cities H430 of our God: H3068 and let the LORD H6213 [H8799] do H2896 that which is good H5869 in his sight.
14 H3097 So Joab H5971 and the people H5066 [H8799] that were with him drew near H6440 before H758 the Syrians H4421 to the battle; H5127 [H8799] and they fled H6440 before him.
15 H1121 And when the children H5983 of Ammon H7200 [H8804] saw H758 that the Syrians H5127 [H8804] had fled, H5127 [H8799] they likewise fled H6440 before H52 Abishai H251 his brother, H935 [H8799] and entered H5892 into the city. H3097 Then Joab H935 [H8799] came H3389 to Jerusalem.
16 H758 And when the Syrians H7200 [H8799] saw H5062 [H8738] that they had been defeated H6440 by H3478 Israel, H7971 [H8799] they sent H4397 messengers, H3318 [H8686] and drew 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 [H8714] And it was told H1732 to David; H622 [H8799] and he gathered H3478 all Israel, H5674 [H8799] and passed over H3383 Jordan, H935 [H8799] and came H6186 [H8799] upon them, and set the battle in array H1732 against them. So when David H4421 had put the battle H6186 [H8799] in array H7125 [H8800] against H758 the Syrians, H3898 [H8735] they fought with him.
18 H758 But the Syrians H5127 [H8799] fled H6440 before H3478 Israel; H1732 and David H2026 [H8799] slew H758 of the Syrians H7651 seven H505 thousand H7393 men who fought in chariots, H705 and forty H505 thousand H376 H7273 footmen, H4191 [H8689] and killed H7780 Shophach H8269 the captain H6635 of the host.
19 H5650 And when the servants H1928 of Hadarezer H7200 [H8799] saw H5062 [H8738] that they were smote H6440 before H3478 Israel, H7999 [H8686] they made peace H1732 with David, H5647 [H8799] and became his servants: H14 [H8804] neither would H758 the Syrians H3467 [H8687] help H1121 the children H5983 of Ammon any more.