1 In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, Joab led out the army and ravaged the country of the Ammonites and came and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem. And Joab struck down Rabbah and overthrew it. (2Sa 11:1; 2Sa 12:26)2 And David took the crown of their king from his head. He found that it weighed a talent
1. A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms
 of gold, and in it was a precious stone. And it was placed on David’s head. And he brought out the spoil of the city, a very great amount. (2Sa 12:30)3 And he brought out the people who were in it and set them to labor
1. Compare 2 Samuel 12:31; Hebrew he sawed
 with saws and iron picks and axes.
2. Compare 2 Samuel 12:31; Hebrew saws
 And thus David did to all the cities of the Ammonites. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem. (2Sa 12:31)
Philistine Giants Killed
4 And after this there arose war with the Philistines at Gezer. Then Sibbecai the Hushathite struck down Sippai, who was one of the descendants of the giants, and the Philistines were subdued. (2Sa 21:18)5 And there was again war with the Philistines, and Elhanan the son of Jair struck down Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam. (2Sa 21:19)6 And there was again war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number, and he also was descended from the giants.7 And when he taunted Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea, David’s brother, struck him down. (1Sa 16:9; 1Sa 17:13; 2Sa 13:3; 1Ch 2:13)8 These were descended from the giants in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants.