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1 Chronicles 14 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 King Hiram of Tyre sent an envoy to David, along with cedar lumber, masons, and carpenters to build him a royal palace. 1 Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, along with cedar logs, stonemasons and carpenters to build a palace for him.
2 Then David knew for sure that God had confirmed him as king over Israel, because of the rising reputation that God was giving his kingdom for the benefit of his people Israel. 2 And David knew that the LORD had established him as king over Israel and that his kingdom had been highly exalted for the sake of his people Israel.
3 David married more wives and had more children in Jerusalem. 3 In Jerusalem David took more wives and became the father of more sons and daughters.
4 His children born in Jerusalem were Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon, 4 These are the names of the children born to him there: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon,
5 Ibhar, Elishua, Elpelet, 5 Ibhar, Elishua, Elpelet,
6 Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia, 6 Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia,
7 Elishama, Beeliada, and Eliphelet. 7 Elishama, Beeliada and Eliphelet.
8 The minute the Philistines heard that David had been made king over a united Israel, they went out in force to capture David. When David got the report, he marched out to confront them. 8 When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, they went up in full force to search for him, but David heard about it and went out to meet them.
9 On their way, the Philistines stopped off to plunder the Valley of Rephaim. 9 Now the Philistines had come and raided the Valley of Rephaim;
10 David prayed to God: "Is this the right time to attack the Philistines? Will you give me the victory?" God answered, "Attack; I'll give you the victory." 10 so David inquired of God: "Shall I go and attack the Philistines? Will you hand them over to me?" The LORD answered him, "Go, I will hand them over to you."
11 David attacked at Baal Perazim and slaughtered them. David said, "God exploded my enemies, as water explodes from a burst pipe." That's how the place got its name, Baal Perazim (Baal-Explosion). 11 So David and his men went up to Baal Perazim, 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.
12 The Philistines left their gods behind and David ordered that they be burned up. 12 The Philistines had abandoned their gods there, and David gave orders to burn them in the fire.
13 And then the Philistines were back at it again, plundering in the valley. 13 Once more the Philistines raided the valley;
14 David again prayed to God. God answered, "This time don't attack head-on; circle around and come at them out of the balsam grove. 14 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.
15 When you hear a sound like shuffling feet in the tops of the balsams, attack; God will be two steps ahead of you, slaughtering the Philistines." 15 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."
16 David did exactly as God commanded, slaughtering Philistines all the way from Gibeon to Gezer. 16 So David did as God commanded him, and they struck down the Philistine army, all the way from Gibeon to Gezer.
17 David was soon famous all over the place, far and near; and God put the fear of God into the godless nations. 17 So David's fame spread throughout every land, and the LORD made all the nations fear him.