"Now after this Nahash the king of the Ammonites died, and his son reigned in his stead. "
"And David said, ""I will deal loyally with Hanun the son of Nahash, for his father dealt loyally with me."" So David sent messengers to console him concerning his father. And David's servants came to Hanun in the land of the Ammonites, to console him. "
"But the princes of the Ammonites said to Hanun, ""Do you think, because David has sent comforters to you, that he is honoring your father? Have not his servants come to you to search and to overthrow and to spy out the land?"" "