وَكَانَ عِنْدَ تَمَامِ ٱلسَّنَةِ فِي وَقْتِ خُرُوجِ ٱلْمُلُوكِ، ٱقْتَادَ يُوآبُ قُوَّةَ ٱلْجَيْشِ وَأَخْرَبَ أَرْضَ بَنِي عَمُّونَ وَأَتَى وَحَاصَرَ رَبَّةَ. وَكَانَ دَاوُدُ مُقِيمًا فِي أُورُشَلِيمَ. فَضَرَبَ يُوآبُ رَبَّةَ وَهَدَمَهَا.١1
[In that region], kings usually went [with their armies] to fight [their enemies] (in the springtime/when the cold season ended). But that year, [David did not do that. Instead], he stayed in Jerusalem, and he sent [his commander] Joab [to lead the army]. Joab took his troops. They [crossed the Jordan River and] ruined the land of the Ammon people-group. Then they went to Rabbah, [the capital city], and surrounded it. David stayed in Jerusalem [for a while. But later he took more troops and went to help] Joab. Their armies attacked Rabbah and destroyed it.
وَأَخَذَ دَاوُدُ تَاجَ مَلِكِهِمْ عَنْ رَأْسِهِ، فَوُجِدَ وَزْنُهُ وَزْنَةً مِنَ ٱلذَّهَبِ، وَفِيهِ حَجَرٌ كَرِيمٌ. فَكَانَ عَلَى رَأْسِ دَاوُدَ. وَأَخْرَجَ غَنِيمَةَ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ وَكَانَتْ كَثِيرَةً جِدًّا.٢2
Then David took the crown from the head of the king of Rabbah (OR, from the head of their god Milcom) and put it on his own head. It [was very heavy]; it weighed (75 pounds/34 kg.), and it had many very valuable stones [fastened to it]. They also took many other valuable things from the city.
وَأَخْرَجَ ٱلشَّعْبَ ٱلَّذِينَ بِهَا وَنَشَرَهُمْ بِمَنَاشِيرِ وَنَوَارِجِ حَدِيدٍ وَفُؤُوسٍ. وَهَكَذَا صَنَعَ دَاوُدُ لِكُلِّ مُدُنِ بَنِي عَمُّونَ. ثُمَّ رَجَعَ دَاوُدُ وَكُلُّ ٱلشَّعْبِ إِلَى أُورُشَلِيمَ.٣3
Then they brought the people out of the city and forced them to [work for their army], using saws and iron picks and axes. David's soldiers did this in all the cities of the Ammon people-group. Then David and all of his army returned to Jerusalem.
ثُمَّ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ قَامَتْ حَرْبٌ فِي جَازِرَ مَعَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ. حِينَئِذٍ سَبْكَايُ ٱلْحُوشِيُّ قَتَلَ سَفَّايَ مِنْ أَوْلَادِ رَافَا فَذَلُّوا.٤4
Later, [David's army] fought a battle with the army of Philistia, at Gezer [city]. During the battle Sibbecai, from Hushah [clan], killed Sippai, one of the descendants of the Rapha [giants]. So the armies of Philistia were defeated.
وَكَانَتْ أَيْضًا حَرْبٌ مَعَ ٱلْفِلِسْطِينِيِّينَ، فَقَتَلَ أَلْحَانَانُ بْنُ يَاعُورَ لَحْمِيَ أَخَا جُلْيَاتَ ٱلْجَتِّيِّ. وَكَانَتْ قَنَاةُ رُمْحِهِ كَنَوْلِ ٱلنَّسَّاجِينَ.٥5
In another battle against the soldiers of Philistia, Elhanan, the son of Jair, killed Lahmi, the [younger] brother of [the giant] Goliath from Gath [town], who had a spear which was as thick as a weaver's rod.
ثُمَّ كَانَتْ أَيْضًا حَرْبٌ فِي جَتَّ، وَكَانَ رَجُلٌ طَوِيلُ ٱلْقَامَةِ أَعْنَشُ، أَصَابِعُهُ أَرْبَعٌ وَعِشْرُونَ، وَهُوَ أَيْضًا وُلِدَ لِرَافَا.٦6
There was another battle near Gath. A (huge man/giant) was there who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot. He was descended from the Rapha [giants].
وَلَمَّا عَيَّرَ إِسْرَائِيلَ ضَرَبَهُ يَهُونَاثَانُ بْنُ شِمْعَا أَخِي دَاوُدَ.٧7
When he made fun of the soldiers of Israel, Jonathan, the son of David's [older] brother Shimea, killed him.
هَؤُلَاءِ وُلِدُوا لِرَافَا فِي جَتَّ وَسَقَطُوا بِيَدِ دَاوُدَ وَبِيَدِ عَبِيدِهِ.٨8
Those were some of the descendants of the Rapha [giants] who had lived in Gath, who were killed [MTY] by David and his soldiers.