|1st Chronicles 18|
King James Bible
And David said,4 I will shew4 kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father shewed1 kindness to me. And David sent4 messengers to comfort15 him concerning his father. So the servants of David came4 into the land of the children of Ammon to Hanun, to comfort15 him.
But the princes of the children of Ammon said4 to Hanun, Thinkest thou that David doth honour18 thy father, that he hath sent1 comforters18 unto thee? are not his servants come1 unto thee for to search,2 and to overthrow,2 and to spy out15 the land?
Then there went4 [certain], and told55 David how the men were served. And he sent4 to meet2 them: for the men were greatly ashamed.12 And the king said,4 Tarry3 at Jericho until your beards be grown,17 and [then] return.1
And when the children of Ammon saw4 that they had made themselves odious98 to David, Hanun and the children of Ammon sent4 a thousand talents of silver to hire2 them chariots and horsemen out of Mesopotamia, and out of Syriamaachah, 4601 and out of Zobah.
So they hired4 thirty and two thousand chariots, and the king of Maachah and his people; who came4 and pitched4 before Medeba. And the children of Ammon gathered8 themselves together from their cities, and came4 to battle.
And when the Syrians saw4 that they were put to the worse8 before Israel, they sent4 messengers, and drew forth55 the Syrians that [were] beyond the river: and Shophach the captain of the host of Hadarezer [went] before them.
And it was told93 David; and he gathered4 all Israel, and passed over4 Jordan, and came4 upon them, and set [the battle] in array4 against them. So when David had put the battle in array4 against2 the Syrians, they fought11 with him.
And when the servants of Hadarezer saw4 that they were put to the worse8 before Israel, they made peace55 with David, and became his servants:4 neither would1 the Syrians help53 the children of Ammon any more.