14:1 Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber
of cedars, with masons and carpenters, to build him a house.
14:2 And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king
over Israel, for his kingdom was exalted on high, because of
his people Israel.
14:3 And David took more wives at Jerusalem: and David begat
more sons and daughters.
14:4 Now these [are] the names of [his] children which he had in
Jerusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,
14:5 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet,
14:6 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
14:7 And Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphalet.
14:8 And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed king
over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David. And
David heard [of it], and went out against them.
14:9 And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the
valley of Rephaim.
14:10 And David inquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against
the Philistines? and wilt thou deliver them into my hand? And
the LORD said to him, Go up; for I will deliver them into thy
14:11 So they came up to Baal-perazim; and David smote them
there. Then David said, God hath broken in upon my enemies by
my hand like the breaking forth of waters: therefore they
called the name of that place Baal-perazim.
14:12 And when they had left their gods there, David gave a
commandment, and they were burned with fire.
14:13 And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in
14:14 Therefore David inquired again of God: and God said to
him, Go not up after them; turn away from them, and come upon
them over against the mulberry trees.
14:15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear a sound of going in
the tops of the mulberry trees, then thou shalt go out to
battle: for God hath gone forth before thee to smite the host
of the Philistines.
14:16 David therefore did as God commanded him: and they smote
the host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gazer.
14:17 And the fame of David went out into all lands; and the
LORD brought the fear of him upon all nations.