Bible: 1 Chronicles 19:1-3

David’s Campaign against the Ammonites

19:1 Later King Nahash of the Ammonites died and his son succeeded him. 19:2 David said, “I will express my loyalty 1  to Hanun son of Nahash, for his father was loyal 2  to me.” So David sent messengers to express his sympathy over his father’s death. 3  When David’s servants entered Ammonite territory to visit Hanun and express the king’s sympathy, 4  19:3 the Ammonite officials said to Hanun, “Do you really think David is trying to honor your father by sending these messengers to express his sympathy? 5  No, his servants have come to you so they can get information and spy out the land! 6 

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