1 Chronicles 19:1-19, NLT
1 Chronicles 19
David Defeats the Ammonites
1Some time after this, King Nahash of the Ammonites died, and his son Hanun*19:1 As in parallel text at 2 Sam 10:1; Hebrew lacks Hanun. became king.
But when David’s ambassadors arrived in the land of Ammon,
5When David heard what had happened to the men, he sent messengers to tell them, “Stay at Jericho until your beards grow out, and then come back.” For they felt deep shame because of their appearance.
6When the people of Ammon realized how seriously they had angered David, Hanun and the Ammonites sent 75,000 pounds*19:6 Hebrew 1,000 talents [34,000 kilograms]. of silver to hire chariots and charioteers from Aram-naharaim, Aram-maacah, and Zobah.
10When Joab saw that he would have to fight on both the front and the rear, he chose some of Israel’s elite troops and placed them under his personal command to fight the Arameans in the fields.
14When Joab and his troops attacked, the Arameans began to run away.
16The Arameans now realized that they were no match for Israel, so they sent messengers and summoned additional Aramean troops from the other side of the Euphrates River.*19:16a Hebrew the river. These troops were under the command of Shobach,*19:16b As in parallel text at 2 Sam 10:16; Hebrew reads Shophach; also in 19:18. the commander of Hadadezer’s forces.
17When David heard what was happening, he mobilized all Israel, crossed the Jordan River, and positioned his troops in battle formation. Then David engaged the Arameans in battle, and they fought against him.