David's Family Enlarged
1 Now R186 Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David with cedar trees, masons and carpenters, to build a house for him. 2 And David realized 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 Then David took more wives at Jerusalem, and David became F179 the father of more sons and daughters. 4 These R187 are the names of the children born F180 to him in Jerusalem: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon, 5 Ibhar, Elishua, Elpelet, 6 Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia, 7 Elishama, Beeliada and Eliphelet.
8 When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up in search of David; and David heard of it and went out against them. 9 Now the Philistines had come and made R188 a raid in the valley of Rephaim. 10 David inquired of God, saying, "Shall I go up against the Philistines? And will You give them into my hand?" Then the LORD said to him, "Go up, for I will give them into your hand." 11 So they came up to Baal-perazim, and David defeated F181 them there; and David said, "God has broken through my enemies by my hand, like the breakthrough of waters." Therefore they named that place Baal-perazim. F182 12 They abandoned their gods there; so David gave the order and they were burned with fire.
13 The Philistines made yet R189 another raid in the valley. 14 David inquired again of God, and God said to him, "You shall not go up after them; circle around behind F183 them and come at them in front of the balsam F184 trees. 15 "It shall be when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then you shall go out to battle, for God will have gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines." 16 David did just as God had commanded him, and they struck down the army of the Philistines from Gibeon F185 even as far as Gezer. 17 Then the fame of David went out into all the lands; and the R190 LORD brought the fear of him on all the nations.
F179: Lit begot
F180: Lit were to
F181: Lit smote
F182: I.e. the master of breakthrough
F183: Lit from upon
F184: Or baka shrubs
F185: In 2+@Sam 5:25, Geba
R186: 2 Samuel 5:11
R187: 1 Chronicles 3:5-8
R188: 1 Chronicles 11:15; 14:13
R189: 1 Chronicles 14:9
R190: Exodus 15:14-16; Deuteronomy 2:25