King Hanun - 1st Chronicles 19

1 Chronicles 19:1 Now it came to pass after this, that Nahash the  king of the children of Ammon died, and his son reigned in  his stead.

1 Chronicles 19:2 And David said, I will shew kindness unto  Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father shewed  kindness to me. And David sent messengers to comfort him  concerning his father. So the servants of David came into  the land of the children of Ammon to Hanun, to comfort  him. 

1 Chronicles 19:3 But the princes of the children of Ammon said  to Hanun, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father,  that he hath sent comforters unto thee? are not his servants  come unto thee for to search, and to overthrow, and to spy  out the land? 

1 Chronicles 19:4 Wherefore Hanun took David’s  servants, and shaved them, and cut off their garments in the  midst hard by their buttocks, and sent them away. 

1 Chronicles 19:5  Then there went certain, and told David how the men were  served. And he sent to meet them: for the men were greatly  ashamed. And the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your  beards be grown, and then return.  

1 Chronicles 19:6 And when the children of Ammon saw that they  had made themselves odious to David, Hanun and the  children of Ammon sent a thousand talents of silver to hire  them chariots and horsemen out of Mesopotamia, and out of  Syria-maachah, and out of Zobah. 

1 Chronicles 19:7 So they hired  thirty and two thousand chariots, and the king of Maachah  and his people; who came and pitched before Medeba. And  the children of Ammon gathered themselves together from  their cities, and came to battle. 

1 Chronicles 19:8 And when David  heard of it, he sent Joab, and all the host of the mighty  men. 

1 Chronicles 19:9 And the children of Ammon came out, and put  the battle in array before the gate of the city: and the kings  that were come were by themselves in the field. 

1 Chronicles 19:10  Now when Joab saw that the battle was set against him  before and behind, he chose out of all the choice of Israel,  and put them in array against the Syrians. 

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1 Chronicles 19:11 And the  rest of the people he delivered unto the hand of Abishai his  brother, and they set themselves in array against the  children of Ammon. 

1 Chronicles 19:12 And he said, If the Syrians be  too strong for me, then thou shalt help me: but if the  children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will help  thee. 

1 Chronicles 19:13 Be of good courage, and let us behave  ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our  God: and let the LORD do that which is good in his sight.  

1 Chronicles 19:14 So Joab and the people that were with him drew  nigh before the Syrians unto the battle; and they fled before  him. 

1 Chronicles 19:15 And when the children of Ammon saw that  the Syrians were fled, they likewise fled before Abishai his  brother, and entered into the city. Then Joab came to  Jerusalem.  

1 Chronicles 19:16 And when the Syrians saw that they were put to  the worse before Israel, they sent messengers, and drew  forth the Syrians that were beyond the river: and  Shophach the captain of the host of Hadarezer went before  them. 

1 Chronicles 19:17 And it was told David; and he gathered all  Israel, and passed over Jordan, and came upon them, and set  the battle in array against them. So when David had put  the battle in array against the Syrians, they fought with him.  

1 Chronicles 19:18 But the Syrians fled before Israel; and David slew  of the Syrians seven thousand men which fought in  chariots, and forty thousand footmen, and killed Shophach  the captain of the host. 

1 Chronicles 19:19 And when the servants of Hadarezer saw that they were put to the worse before Israel,  they made peace with David, and became his servants:  neither would the Syrians help the children of Ammon any  more.  KJV