1 Chronicles
Chapter 20

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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.

Commentary for 1 Chronicles 20

David's wars.

- Though the Lord will severely correct the sins of his believing people, he will not leave them in the hands of their enemies. His assistance will overcome all advantages of number and strength of those that defy his Israel. All that trust in Christ, shall be made more than conquerors through him that loveth them.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for 1 Chronicles 20

  • Mary
    We see that David was a fighter a mighty warrior,and no matter the fight or the Giants he faced,He managed to always when and prosper and gain spoil and other things of value as long as he consulted in God first!The same can happen with us today.If we Consult with God in every battle we face no matter the cercumstances or The Giants we face,We can win the battle,prosper and gain as well!!Amen
  • Eric
    When David was preparing to battle Goliath he chose five smooth stones. He never thought that he would need more than one to kill Goliath! He chose four others for the four other giants he saw in the Philistine army, Goliath's brother and sons.
  • Irene123
    To Friday Ogiri - If you will sincerely pray and ask in Jesus - He will lead you to those 'Elhanans
  • Ar
    We must remember that this is the old testament and under the Law. Today we are in the new testament with the grace of God and the Holy Spirit guides us. Jesus is the head and we are members of His body
  • Friday Ogiri for verse 1
    Goliath was not only giant who wanted to defy the children of God; there are others giants who are willing to destroy the children of God today.Where are Elhanans and Johnathans of our generation?

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Bible Trivia

What was Lahmi's weapon?
  • Bow and arrow
  • Sword
  • Spear staff
  • Dagger