1 Chronicles 14

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David's Wives and Children

1 1And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, also masons and carpenters to build a house for him.
2 And David knew that the LORD had established him as king over Israel, and that his kingdom was highly exalted for the sake of his people Israel.
3 And David took more wives in Jerusalem, and David fathered more sons and daughters.
4 2These are the names of the children born to him in Jerusalem: 3Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon,
5 Ibhar, Elishua, Elpelet,
6 Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia,
7 Elishama, 4Beeliada and 5Eliphelet.

Philistines Defeated

8 When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to search for David. But David heard of it and went out against them.
9 Now the Philistines had come and 6made a raid in the 7Valley of Rephaim.
10 And David inquired of God, "Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will you give them into my hand?" And the LORD said to him, "Go up, and I will give them into your hand."
11 And he went up to Baal-perazim, and David struck them down there. And David said, "God has broken through[a] my enemies by my hand, like a bursting flood." Therefore the name of that place is called Baal-perazim.
12 And they left their gods there, and David gave command, and they were burned.
13 And the Philistines yet again 8made a raid in the valley.
14 And when David again inquired of God, 9God said to him, "You shall not go up after them; go around and come against them opposite the balsam trees.
15 And when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then go out to battle, for God has gone out before you to strike down the army of the Philistines."
16 And David did as God commanded him, and they struck down the Philistine army from Gibeon to Gezer.
17 And the fame of David went out into all lands, and the LORD brought the 10fear of him upon all nations.

1 Chronicles 14 Commentary

Chapter 14

David's victories.

- In this chapter we have an account of, 1. David's kingdom established. 2. His family built up. 3. His enemies defeated. ( 2 Samuel 5 ) upon as a type and figure of the exalted honour of the Son of David.

Cross References 10

  • 1. For ver. 1-16, see 2 Samuel 5:11-25
  • 2. For ver. 4-7, see 1 Chronicles 3:5-8
  • 3. [1 Chronicles 3:5]
  • 4. [1 Chronicles 3:8]
  • 5. 2 Samuel 5:16
  • 6. ver. 13
  • 7. 1 Chronicles 11:15
  • 8. ver. 9
  • 9. ver. 16
  • 10. [Deuteronomy 2:25]

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Baal-perazim means Lord of breaking through

Chapter Summary


This chapter gives an account of the message of Hiram king of Tyre to David, and of David's taking him more wives, with the names of his children by them; and of two battles he fought with the Philistines, in which he had the victory over them; the same are recorded in 2Sa 5:11-25 see the notes there; \\See Gill on "2Sa 5:11"\\. \\See Gill on "2Sa 5:12"\\. \\See Gill on "2Sa 5:13"\\. \\See Gill on "2Sa 5:14"\\. \\See Gill on "2Sa 5:15"\\. \\See Gill on "2Sa 5:16"\\. \\See Gill on "2Sa 5:17"\\. \\See Gill on "2Sa 5:18"\\. \\See Gill on "2Sa 5:19"\\. \\See Gill on "2Sa 5:20"\\. \\See Gill on "2Sa 5:21"\\. \\See Gill on "2Sa 5:22"\\. \\See Gill on "2Sa 5:23"\\. \\See Gill on "2Sa 5:24"\\. \\See Gill on "2Sa 5:25"\\, and the chapter is concluded with observing, that the fame of David, on account of his victories, was spread in all countries, and they were struck with a panic from the Lord, and were in dread of him. 18734-950101-1601-1Ch14.2

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