1 And Chiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar timbers, and masons, and carpenters, to build a house for him.
2 And David knew that the Lord designed him to be king over Israel; because his kingdom was highly exalted, on account of his people Israel.
3 And David took more wives in Jerusalem: and there were born to David more sons and daughters.
4 And these the names of those that were born, who were to him in Jerusalem; Samaa, Sobab, Nathan, and Solomon,
5 and Baar, and Elisa, and Eliphaleth,
6 and Nageth, and Naphath, and Japhie,
7 and Elisamae, and Eliade, and Eliphala.
8 And the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over all Israel: and all the Philistines went up to seek David; and David heard , and went out to meet them.
9 And the Philistines came and assembled together in the giants' valley.
10 And David enquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? and wilt thou deliver them into my hand? And the Lord said to him, Go up, and I will deliver them into thy hands.
11 And he went up to Baal Pharasin, and David smote them there; and David said, God has broken through enemies by my hand like a breach of water: therefore he called the name of that place, the Breach of Pharasin.
12 And the Philistines left their gods there; and David gave orders to burn them with fire.
13 And the Philistines once more assembled themselves in the giants' valley.
14 And David enquired of God again; and God said to him, Thou shalt not go after them; turn away from them, and thou shalt come upon them near the pear trees.
15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear the sound of their tumult in the tops of the pear trees, then thou shalt go into the battle: for God has gone out before thee to smite the army of the Philistines.
16 And he did as God commanded him: and he smote the army of the Philistines from Gabaon to Gazera.
17 And the name of David was in all the land; and the Lord put the terror of him on all the nations.