And when the children of Ammon saw that they had made themselves repulsive to David, Hanun and the children of Ammon sent a thousand talents of silver to hire themselves chariots and horsemen out of Mesopotamia, and out of Aram-maachah, and out of Zobah.
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George Leo Haydock
Done. Hebrew, "made themselves stinking. "Septuagint, "that the people of David was covered with confusion. "The insult fell on all Israel.
Mesopotamia is not mentioned 2 Kings, as the troops perhaps did not arrive soon enough for the first battle, ver. 16.