11Now Hiramking of Tyresentmessengers to David with cedartrees, masons and carpenters , to build a house for him.
And Davidrealized that the LORD had established him as kingoverIsrael, and that his kingdom was highlyexalted, for the sake of His peopleIsrael.
Then Davidtookmorewives at Jerusalem, and Davidabecame the father of moresons and daughters.
42These are the names of the childrenbborn to him in Jerusalem: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon,
5Ibhar, Elishua, Elpelet,
6Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia,
7Elishama, Beeliada and Eliphelet.
When the Philistinesheard that David had been anointedkingoverallIsrael, all the Philistineswent up in search of David; and Davidheard of it and went out against them.
Now the Philistines had come and 3made a raid in the valley of Rephaim.
10Davidinquired of God, saying, "Shall I go up against the Philistines? And will You give them into my hand?" Then the LORDsaid to him, "Go up, for I will give them into your hand."
So they came up to Baal-perazim, and Davidcdefeated them there; and Davidsaid, "God has brokenthrough my enemies by my hand, like the breakthrough of waters." Therefore they named that placedBaal-perazim.
They abandoned their godsthere; so Davidgave the order and they were burned with fire.
The Philistinesmade4yetanotherraid in the valley.
14Davidinquiredagain of God, and Godsaid to him, "You shall not go up after them; circlearoundebehind them and come at them in front of the fbalsamtrees.
"It shall be when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsamtrees, then you shall go out to battle, for God will have gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines."
16Daviddidjust as God had commanded him, and they struckdown the army of the Philistines from gGibeon even as far as Gezer.
Then the fame of Davidwent out into all the lands; and 5the LORDbrought the fear of him on all the nations.