Hanun

Hanun

 
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  • Some time after this, King Nahash of the Ammonites died, and his son Hanun became king. - 2 Samuel 10:1


  • David said, "I am going to show complete loyalty to Hanun because his father, Nahash, was always completely loyal to me." So David sent ambassadors to express sympathy to Hanun about his father's death. But when David's ambassadors arrived in the land of Ammon, - 2 Samuel 10:2


  • Hanun's advisers said to their master, "Do you really think these men are coming here to honor your father? No! David has sent them to spy out the city so that they can come in and conquer it!" - 2 Samuel 10:3


  • So Hanun seized David's ambassadors and shaved off half of each man's beard, cut off their robes at the buttocks, and sent them back to David in shame. - 2 Samuel 10:4


  • Some time after this, King Nahash of the Ammonites died, and his son Hanun* became king.1 - 1 Chronicles 19:1


  • David said, "I am going to show complete loyalty to Hanun because his father, Nahash, was always completely loyal to me." So David sent ambassadors to express sympathy to Hanun about his father's death. But when David's ambassadors arrived in the land of Ammon, - 1 Chronicles 19:2


  • Hanun's advisers said to him, "Do you really think these men are coming here to honor your father? No! David has sent them to spy out the land so that they can come in and conquer it!" - 1 Chronicles 19:3


  • So Hanun seized David's ambassadors and shaved their beards, cut off their robes at the buttocks, and sent them back to David in shame. - 1 Chronicles 19:4


  • Now the people of Ammon realized how seriously they had angered David, so Hanun and the Ammonites sent thirty-eight tons* of silver to hire chariots and troops from Aram-naharaim, Aram-maacah, and Zobah.2 - 1 Chronicles 19:6


  • They also hired thirty-two thousand chariots and secured the support of the king of Maacah and his army. These forces camped at Medeba, where they were joined by the Ammonite troops that Hanun had recruited from his own towns. - 1 Chronicles 19:7


  • The people from Zanoah, led by Hanun, rebuilt the Valley Gate, hung its doors, and installed the bolts and bars. They also repaired the fifteen hundred feet* of wall to the Dung Gate.3 - Nehemiah 3:13


  • Next Hananiah son of Shelemiah and Hanun, the sixth son of Zalaph, repaired another section, while Meshullam son of Berekiah rebuilt the wall next to his own house. - Nehemiah 3:30


New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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