And Hiram, the king of Tyre, sent messengers to David, and trees of cedar, and workmen of walls and of trees, that they should build to him an house. (And Hiram, the king of Tyre, sent messengers to David, and cedar timber, and workmen of walls and of wood, so that they could build a house for him.)
And David knew that the Lord had confirmed him into king upon Israel; and that his realm was raised upon his people Israel. (And David knew that the Lord had established him as king upon Israel; and that his kingdom was raised up on high for the sake of his people Israel.)
And David took other wives in Jerusalem, and he begat sons and daughters.
And these be the names of them that were born to him in Jerusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,
Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet,
and Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
and Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphalet.
Forsooth the Philistines heard that David was anointed king on all Israel, and [they] all ascended to seek (out) David, (to destroy him). And when David had heard this thing, he went out against them.
And [the] Philistines came, and were spread abroad in the valley of Rephaim;
and David counselled (with) the Lord, and said, Whether I shall go up to the Philistines? and whether thou shalt betake them into mine hands? And the Lord said to him, Go thou up, and I shall betake them into thine hand. (and David counselled with the Lord, and said, Should I go up against the Philistines? and shalt thou deliver them into my hands? And the Lord said to him, Go thou up, and I shall deliver them into thy hands.)
And when the Philistines had gone up into Baalperazim, David smote them there (David struck them down there), and said, God hath parted mine enemies by mine hand, as waters be parted. And therefore the name of that place was called Baalperazim, (that is, the Lord of the Breakthrough);
and they left there their gods, which David commanded to be burnt. (and they left their gods there, which David commanded to be burned.)
And another time the Philistines felled in, and were spread abroad in the valley; (And the Philistines came another time, and were spread across the valley;)
and again David counselled (with) the Lord, and the Lord said to him, Thou shalt not go up after them; go [thou] away from them, and thou shalt come against them even against the pear trees (and thou shalt meet them opposite the pear trees).
And when thou shalt hear the sound of a goer in the top, or height, of the pear trees, then thou shalt go out to battle; for the Lord is gone out before thee, to smite the powers of [the] Philistines (to strike down the army of the Philistines).
Therefore David did as God commanded to him, and he smote the castles/the powers of the Philistines, from Gibeon till to Gazer. (And so David did as God commanded him, and he struck down the army of the Philistines, from Gibeon unto Gazer.)
And the name of David was published in all countries, and the Lord gave his dread on all folks. (And so David's name was published in every land, and the Lord brought the fear of him upon all nations.)