So David and his men went up to Baal Perazim,1 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.a12
The Philistines had abandoned their gods there, and David gave orders to burn2 them in the fire.313
Once more the Philistines raided the valley;414
so David inquired of God again, and God answered him, "Do not go straight up, but circle around them and attack them in front of the balsam trees.
As soon as you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, move out to battle, because that will mean God has gone out in front of you to strike the Philistine army."
So David did as God commanded him, and they struck down the Philistine army, all the way from Gibeon5 to Gezer.617
So David's fame7 spread throughout every land, and the LORD made all the nations fear8 him.