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 2 Samuel 10:1 - 5
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The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of 2 Samuel
   Chapter 10
10:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
In the course of time, the king of the Ammonites died, and his son Hanun succeeded him as king.
 
10:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David thought, "I will show kindness to Hanun son of Nahash, just as his father showed kindness to me." So David sent a delegation to express his sympathy to Hanun concerning his father. When David's men came to the land of the Ammonites,
 
10:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
the Ammonite nobles said to Hanun their lord, "Do you think David is honoring your father by sending men to you to express sympathy? Hasn't David sent them to you to explore the city and spy it out and overthrow it?"
 
10:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Hanun seized David's men, shaved off half of each man's beard, cut off their garments in the middle at the buttocks, and sent them away.
 
10:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When David was told about this, he sent messengers to meet the men, for they were greatly humiliated. The king said, "Stay at Jericho till your beards have grown, and then come back."
 
 

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