1 Factum est autem post anni circulum, eo tempore, quo solent reges ad bella procedere, eduxit Ioab robur exercitus et vastavit terram filiorum Ammon; perrexitque et obsedit Rabba. Porro David manebat in Ierusalem, quando Ioab percussit Rabba et destruxit eam.
2 Tulit autem David coronam Melchom de capite eius et invenit in ea auri pondo talentum et pretiosissimam gemmam, venitque super caput David; manubias quoque urbis plurimas tulit.
3 Populum autem, qui erat in ea, eduxit et condemnavit ad operam lapicidinarum et ad secures et dolabras ferreas. Sic fecit David cunctis urbibus filiorum Ammon et reversus est cum omni populo suo in Ierusalem.
4 Post haec initum est bellum in Gazer adversum Philisthaeos, in quo percussit Sobbochai Husathites Saphai de genere Raphaim, et humiliavit eos.
5 Aliud quoque bellum gestum est adversus Philisthaeos, in quo percussit Elchanan filius Iair Lahmi fratrem Goliath Getthaeum, cuius hastae lignum erat quasi liciatorium texentium.
6 Sed et aliud bellum accidit in Geth, in quo fuit homo longissimus senos habens digitos, id est simul viginti quattuor, qui et ipse de Rapha fuerat stirpe generatus;
7 hic blasphemavit Israel, et percussit eum Ionathan filius Samma fratris David. Hi sunt filii Rapha in Geth, qui ceciderunt in manu David et servorum eius.
King James Version
1 And it came to pass, that after the year was expired, at the time that kings go out to battle, Joab led forth the power of the army, and wasted the country of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried at Jerusalem. And Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it.
2 And David took the crown of their king from off his head, and found it to weigh a talent of gold, and there were precious stones in it; and it was set upon David's head: and he brought also exceeding much spoil out of the city.
3 And he brought out the people that were in it, and cut them with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even so dealt David with all the cities of the children of Ammon. And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
4 ¶ And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Sippai, that was of the children of the giant: and they were subdued.
5 And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff was like a weaver's beam.
6 And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six on each foot: and he also was the son of the giant.
7 But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David's brother slew him.
8 These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.