1Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, along with cedar logs, stonemasons and carpenters to build a palace for him.2And David knew that the Lord had established him as king over Israel and that his kingdom had been highly exalted for the sake of his people Israel.3In Jerusalem David took more wives and became the father of more sons and daughters.4These are the names of the children born to him there: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon,5Ibhar, Elishua, Elpelet,6Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia,7Elishama, Beeliada and Eliphelet.
David Defeats the Philistines
8When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, they went up in full force to search for him, but David heard about it and went out to meet them.9Now the Philistines had come and raided the Valley of Rephaim;10so David inquired of God: “Shall I go and attack the Philistines? Will you deliver them into my hands?” The Lord answered him, “Go, I will deliver them into your hands.”11So David and his men went up to Baal Perazim, and there he defeated them. He said, “As waters break out, God has broken out against my enemies by my hand.” So that place was called Baal Perazim.12The Philistines had abandoned their gods there, and David gave orders to burn them in the fire.13Once more the Philistines raided the valley;14so David inquired of God again, and God answered him, “Do not go directly after them, but circle around them and attack them in front of the poplar trees.15As soon as you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the poplar trees, move out to battle, because that will mean God has gone out in front of you to strike the Philistine army.”16So David did as God commanded him, and they struck down the Philistine army, all the way from Gibeon to Gezer.17So David’s fame spread throughout every land, and the Lord made all the nations fear him.
1 Chronicles 14
English Standard Version
David’s Wives and Children
1And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, also masons and carpenters to build a house for him. (2Sa 5:11)2And David knew that the Lord had established him as king over Israel, and that his kingdom was highly exalted for the sake of his people Israel.3And David took more wives in Jerusalem, and David fathered more sons and daughters.4These are the names of the children born to him in Jerusalem: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon, (1Ch 3:5)5Ibhar, Elishua, Elpelet,6Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia,7Elishama, Beeliada and Eliphelet. (2Sa 5:16; 1Ch 3:8)
8When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to search for David. But David heard of it and went out against them.9Now the Philistines had come and made a raid in the Valley of Rephaim. (1Ch 11:15; 1Ch 14:13)10And David inquired of God, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will you give them into my hand?” And the Lord said to him, “Go up, and I will give them into your hand.”11And he went up to Baal-perazim, and David struck them down there. And David said, “God has broken through my enemies by my hand, like a bursting flood.” Therefore the name of that place is called Baal-perazim.12And they left their gods there, and David gave command, and they were burned.13And the Philistines yet again made a raid in the valley. (1Ch 14:9)14And when David again inquired of God, God said to him, “You shall not go up after them; go around and come against them opposite the balsam trees. (1Ch 14:16)15And when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then go out to battle, for God has gone out before you to strike down the army of the Philistines.”16And David did as God commanded him, and they struck down the Philistine army from Gibeon to Gezer.17And the fame of David went out into all lands, and the Lord brought the fear of him upon all nations. (De 2:25)