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1 Chronicles 20:4-8 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Philistine Giants

After this, a war broke out with the Philistines at Gezer. At that time Sibbecai the Hushathite killed Sippai, a descendant of the giants,[a] and the Philistines were subdued.

Once again there was a battle with the Philistines, and Elhanan son of Jair killed Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite. The shaft of his spear was like a weaver’s beam.

There was still another battle at Gath where there was a man of extraordinary stature with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot—24 in all. He, too, was descended from the giant.[b] When he taunted Israel, Jonathan son of David’s brother Shimei killed him.

These were the descendants of the giant[c] in Gath killed by David and his soldiers.


  1. 1 Chronicles 20:4 Or the Rephaites
  2. 1 Chronicles 20:6 Or Raphah
  3. 1 Chronicles 20:8 Or Raphah

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