1 Chronicles 14 ©

King Hiram sends messengers to David, with carpenters and cedar wood, v. 1. David increases in might, 2. He takes more wives, and gets many children, 3. Their names, 4. The Philistines march up to battle against David, and David against them, 8. David enquires of God what he shall do, Who commands him to march up, promising him the victory, 10. David smites them, and calls that place Baal-perazim, 11. David causes their idols to be burnt, 12. The Philistines resumes the battle, 13. David enquires again of the Lord, Who tells him what he should do, 14. Promising him also His help and assistance, 15. David smites the Philistines the second time, 16. From which he gets a great name, and is everywhere feared, 17.


NOW Hiram king of Tyre senta 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.


Nowb these are the names 1of his children which he had in Jerusalem; 2Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,


And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet,


And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,


And Elishama, and 3Beeliada, and Eliphalet.


¶And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over all Israel, 4all the Philistines went up to seek David. And David heard of it, 5and went out against them.


And the Philistines came and spread themselves 6in the valley of Rephaim.


And David 7enquired 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 8they came up to 9Baal-perazim; and David smote them there. Then David said, 10God hath broken in upon mine enemies by mine hand like the breaking forth of waters: therefore they called the name of that place Baal-perazim.


And when they had left their 11gods there, David 12gave a commandment, and they were burned with fire.


And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad 13in the valley.


Therefore David enquired again of God; and God said unto him, Go not up after them; turn away from them, and 14come upon them over against the mulberry trees.


And it shall be, when thou shalt hear 15a sound of going in 16the 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 therefore did as God commanded him: and they smote the host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gazer.


And the fame of David went out into all lands; and 17the LORD 18brought the fear of him upon all nations.