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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: So David sent by the hand of his servants to comfort him concerning his father. And David's servants came into the land of the children of Ammon. But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun their lord: Thinkest thou that David doth honor thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? Hath not David sent his servants unto thee to search the city, and to spy it out, that he may destroy it? So Hanun took David's servants, and shaved off the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle, at their buttocks, and sent them away. And it was told David, 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. Then the children of Ammon saw that they were become odious to David, and the children of Ammon sent and hired the Syrians of Beth-rehob, and the Syrians of Zobah, twenty thousand footmen, and the king of Maacah, with a thousand men, and the men of Tob, twelve thousand men. And when David heard of it, he sent Joab, and all the host of the mighty men. And they came before the city of the children of Ammon. And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array at the entering in of the gate. And the Syrians of Zobah, and of Rehob, and the men of Tob and Maacah, were by themselves in the field, behind the children of Israel. And when Joab saw that the battle was set against him before and behind, he chose the choicest men of Israel, and put them in array against the Syrians; and the rest of the people he committed into the hand of Abishai his brother, that he might put them in array against the children of Ammon. And he said: If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me; but if the children more

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