1 Chronicles 19:4
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New International Version
So Hanun seized David's envoys, shaved them, cut off their garments at the buttocks, and sent them away.

King James Bible
Wherefore Hanun took David's servants, and shaved them, and cut off their garments in the midst hard by their buttocks, and sent them away.

Darby Bible Translation
And Hanun took David's servants, and had them shaved, and their raiment cut off in the midst, as far as the hip, and sent them away.

World English Bible
So Hanun took David's servants, and shaved them, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.

Young's Literal Translation
And Hanun taketh the servants of David, and shaveth them, and cutteth their long robes in the midst, unto the buttocks, and sendeth them away.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And cut off their garments in the midst - Usque ad eorum, pudenda. So the Targum, Jarchi, and others; leaving exposed what nature and decency require to be concealed. See on 2 Samuel 10:4 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

took David's

Psalm 35:12 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.

Psalm 109:4,5 For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself to prayer...

shaved them

Leviticus 19:27 You shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shall you mar the corners of your beard.

Isaiah 15:2 He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba...

Jeremiah 41:5 That there came certain from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria, even fourscore men, having their beards shaven...

Jeremiah 48:37 For every head shall be bald, and every beard clipped: on all the hands shall be cuttings, and on the loins sackcloth.

and cut

Isaiah 20:4 So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot...

Isaiah 47:2,3 Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover your locks, make bore the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers...

sent them

2 Samuel 10:4,5 Why Hanun took David's servants, and shaved off the one half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle...

2 Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets...

Mark 12:4 And again he sent to them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head...

Luke 20:10,11 And at the season he sent a servant to the farmers, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the farmers beat him...

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Chronicles
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Chronicles 19:3
the Ammonite commanders said to Hanun, "Do you think David is honoring your father by sending envoys to you to express sympathy? Haven't his envoys come to you only to explore and spy out the country and overthrow it?"

1 Chronicles 19:5
When someone came and told David about the men, he sent messengers to meet them, for they were greatly humiliated. The king said, "Stay at Jericho till your beards have grown, and then come back."

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