1 Chronicles Chapter 19
2 And David said, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father shewed kindness to me. And David sent messengers to comfort him concerning his father. So the servants of David came into the land of the children of Ammon to Hanun, to comfort him.
3 But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? are not his servants come unto thee for to search, and to overthrow, and to spy out the land?
5 Then there went certain, and told David how the men were served. 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.
6 And when the children of Ammon saw that they had made themselves odious to David, Hanun and the children of Ammon sent a thousand talents of silver to hire them chariots and horsemen out of Mesopotamia, and out of Syriamaachah, and out of Zobah.
7 So they hired thirty and two thousand chariots, and the king of Maachah and his people; who came and pitched before Medeba. And the children of Ammon gathered themselves together from their cities, and came to battle.
16 And when the Syrians saw that they were put to the worse before Israel, they sent messengers, and drew forth the Syrians that were beyond the river: and Shophach the captain of the host of Hadarezer went before them.
17 And it was told David; and he gathered all Israel, and passed over Jordan, and came upon them, and set the battle in array against them. So when David had put the battle in array against the Syrians, they fought with him.
19 And when the servants of Hadarezer saw that they were put to the worse before Israel, they made peace with David, and became his servants: neither would the Syrians help the children of Ammon any more.
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Peter A. Okebukola's 1 Chronicles Chapter 19 comment on 7/23/2017, 10:05pm...
God is there to fight our righteous fight. He inspired a great battle plan for the Israelites which modern-day armies now copy in terms of attack strategy. One group facing an army, the other group facing another. What is more instructive is what Joab said- God should do what is right. God did what was right by ensuring victory for the Israelites. Today and always, God will give us victory.
Insight 777's 1 Chronicles Chapter 19 comment on 12/04/2014, 9:27am...
Verse 3...I think the word comforter is the same as the word ambassador used today. The plural includes the ambassadors aides. The people were suspicious of the reasons for the ambassador being there and viewed nefarious reasons as probable. They preferred to view the ambassadors presence as an act of war instead of an act of peace. The princes of children of Ammon are the military advisors that want war at any cost and are not willing to settle anything peacefully.
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