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Chapter 14

1: Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber of cedars, with masons and carpenters, to build him an house.

2: And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people Israel.

3: And David took more wives at Jerusalem: and David begat more sons and daughters.

4: Now these are the names of his children which he had in Jerusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, andSolomon,

5: And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet,

6: And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,

7: And Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphalet.
8: And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to seekDavid. And David heard of it, and went out against them.

9: And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

10: And David inquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? And wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into thine hand.

11: So they came up to Baalperazim; and David smote them there. Then David said, God hath broken in upon mine enemies by mine hand like the breaking forth of waters: therefore they called the nameof that place Baalperazim.

12: And when they had left their gods there, David gave a commandment, and they were burned with fire.

13: And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley.

14: Therefore David inquired again of God; and God said unto him, Go not up after them; turn away from them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.

15: And it shall be, when thou shalt hear a sound of going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thoushalt go out to battle: for God is gone forth before thee to smite the host of the Philistines.

16: David therefore did as God commanded him: and they smote the host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gazer.

17: And the fame of David went out into all lands; and the LORD brought the fear of him upon all nations.
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