1 Now Hiramkingof Tyresentmessengersto David, and timberof cedars, with masonsand carpenters, to buildhim an house.2 And Davidperceivedthat the Lordhad confirmedhim kingover Israel, for his kingdomwas lifted upon high, because of his peopleIsrael.
3 And Davidtookmore wivesat Jerusalem: and Davidbegatmore sonsand daughters.nmore: Heb. yet4 Now these arethe names of hischildrenwhich he had in Jerusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,5 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet,6 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,7 And Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphalet.nBeeliada: also called, Eliada
8 And when the Philistinesheardthat Davidwas anointedkingover all Israel, all the Philistineswent upto seekDavid. And Davidheardof it, and went outagainst them.9 And the Philistinescameand spreadthemselves in the valleyof Rephaim.10 And Davidenquiredof God, saying, Shall I go upagainst the Philistines? and wilt thou deliverthem into mine hand? And the Lordsaidunto him, Go up; for I will deliverthem into thine hand.11 So they came upto Baal–perazim; and Davidsmotethem there. Then Davidsaid, Godhath broken inupon mine enemiesby mine handlike the breaking forthof waters: therefore they calledthe nameof that placeBaal–perazim.nBaal–perazim: that is, A place of breaches12 And when they had lefttheir godsthere, Davidgave a commandment, and they were burnedwith fire.13 And the Philistinesyet againspread themselves abroadin the valley.14 Therefore Davidenquiredagain of God; and Godsaidunto him, Go not upafterthem; turn awayfrom them, and comeupon them over againstthe mulberry trees.15 And it shall be, when thou shalt heara soundof goingin the topsof the mulberry trees, thatthen thou shalt go outto battle: for Godis gone forthbeforethee to smitethe hostof the Philistines.16 Davidtherefore didas Godcommandedhim: and they smotethe hostof the Philistinesfrom Gibeoneven to Gazer.nGibeon: also called, Geba17 And the fameof Davidwent outinto all lands; and the Lordbroughtthe fearof him upon all nations.