David's wives and sons in Jerusalem
Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber of cedars,
with masons and carpenters, to build him an house.
And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king over Israel, for
his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people Israel.
And David took more
wives at Jerusalem: and
David begat more sons and daughters.
David took more wives in Jerusalem. [1
And had more sons and daughters.
Now these are the names
of his children which he had in Jerusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan,
These are the names of the children he had in Jerusalem: [2
Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,
And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet,
And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
And Elishama, and Beeliada,
Elishama, Beeliada, and Eliphalet.
God helps David smite the Philistines (twice)
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.
And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
When the Philistines heard that David was king of Israel, they all came to fight him.
And David enquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines?
And wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said unto him, Go
up; for I will deliver them into thine hand.
So they came up to Baalperazim; and David smote them there. Then David
said, God hath broken in upon mine enemies by mine hand like the breaking
forth of waters: therefore they called the name of that place Baalperazim.
And when they had left their gods there, David gave a commandment, and
they were burned with fire.
David asked God what he should do, saying,
Should I fight the Philistines?
Will you deliver them into my hand?
Yes, go fight them.
I'll deliver them into your hand.
So David smote the Philistines, and said,
God broke in on my enemies like the breaking of the waters.
And David burned the Philistines' gods.
And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley.
But the Philistines were still there.
Therefore David enquired again of God; and God said unto him, Go not up
after them; turn away from them, and come upon them over against the
And it shall be, when thou shalt hear a sound of going in the tops of the
mulberry trees, that then thou shalt go out to battle: for God is gone forth
before thee to smite the host of the Philistines.
David asked God again, and God said to him,
Don't fight against them directly.
Go around the mulberry trees, and wait there until you hear a sound coming from the top of the trees.
When you hear the sound, attack the Philistines.
I will have gone before you to smite them.
David therefore did as God commanded him: and they smote the host of the
Philistines from Gibeon even to Gazer.
So David smote the Philistines from Gibeon to Gazar. [3
And the fame of David went out into all lands; and the LORD brought the
fear of him upon all nations.
And everyone everywhere was afraid of God and David.