Hiram king of Tzor sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and masons, and carpenters, to build him a house.
David perceived that the LORD had established him king over Yisra'el; for his kingdom was exalted on high, for his people Yisra'el's sake.
David took more wives at Yerushalayim; and David became the father of more sons and daughters.
These are the names of the children whom he had in Yerushalayim: Shammua, and Shovav, Natan, and Shlomo,
and Yivchar, and Elishua, and Elpelet,
and Nogah, and Nefeg, and Yafia,
and Elishama, and Be`elyada, and Elifelet.
When the Pelishtim heard that David was anointed king over all Yisra'el, all the Pelishtim went up to seek David: and David heard of it, and went out against them.
Now the Pelishtim had come and made a raid in the valley of Refa'im.
David inquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Pelishtim? and will you deliver them into my hand? the LORD said to him, Go up; for I will deliver them into your hand.
So they came up to Ba`al-Peratzim, and David struck them there; and David said, God has broken my enemies by my hand, like the breach of waters. Therefore they called the name of that place Ba`al-Peratzim.
They left their gods there; and David gave mitzvah, and they were burned with fire.
The Pelishtim yet again made a raid in the valley.
David inquired again of God; and God said to him, You shall not go up after them: turn away from them, and come on them over against the mulberry trees.
It shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then you shall go out to battle; for God is gone out before you to strike the host of the Pelishtim.
David did as God commanded him: and they struck the host of the Pelishtim from Giv`on even to Gezer.
The fame of David went out into all lands; and the LORD brought the fear of him on all nations.