1 Chronicles 14 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now King Hiram of Tyre sent messengers to David, along with stonemasons and carpenters to build him a palace. Hiram also sent many cedar logs for lumber. 1 Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, along with cedar logs, stonemasons and carpenters to build a palace for him.
2 And David realized that the LORD had made him king over Israel and had made his kingdom very great for the sake 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 Then David married more wives in Jerusalem, and they had many sons and daughters. 3 In Jerusalem David took more wives and became the father of more sons and daughters.
4 These are the names of David's sons who were born in Jerusalem: Shimea, 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, Eliada, and Eliphelet. 7 Elishama, Beeliada and Eliphelet.
8 When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, they mobilized all their forces to capture him. But David was told they were coming, so he and his men marched out to meet 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 The Philistines had arrived in the valley of Rephaim and raided it. 9 Now the Philistines had come and raided the Valley of Rephaim;
10 So David asked God, "Should I go out to fight the Philistines? Will you hand them over to me?" The LORD replied, "Yes, go ahead. I will 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 So David and his troops went to Baal-perazim and defeated the Philistines there. "God has done it!" David exclaimed. "He used me to burst through my enemies like a raging flood!" So that place was named Baal-perazim (which means "the Lord who bursts through"). 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 had abandoned their idols there, so David gave orders to burn them up. 12 The Philistines had abandoned their gods there, and David gave orders to burn them in the fire.
13 But after a while, the Philistines returned and raided the valley again. 13 Once more the Philistines raided the valley;
14 And once again David asked God what to do. "Do not attack them straight on," God replied. "Instead, circle around behind them and attack them near the balsam trees. 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 marching feet in the tops of the balsam trees, attack! That will be the signal that God is moving ahead of you to strike down 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 So David did what God commanded, and he struck down the Philistine army 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 So David's fame spread everywhere, and the LORD caused all the nations to fear David. 17 So David's fame spread throughout every land, and the LORD made all the nations fear him.