1And Huram king of Tyre sendeth messengers unto David, and cedar-wood, and artificers of walls, and artificers of wood, to build to him a house.
2And David knoweth that Jehovah hath established him for king over Israel, because of the lifting up on high of his kingdom, for the sake of His people Israel.
3And David taketh again wives in Jerusalem, and David begetteth again sons and daughters;
4and these are the names of the children whom he hath in Jerusalem: Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,
5and Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet,
6and Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
7and Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphalet.
8And the Philistines hear that David hath been anointed for king over all Israel, and all the Philistines go up to seek David, and David heareth, and goeth out before them.
9And the Philistines have come, and rush into the valley of Rephaim,
10and David asketh of God, saying, 'Do I go up against the Philistines — and hast Thou given them into my hand?' And Jehovah saith to him, 'Go up, and I have given them into thy hand.'
11And they go up into Baal-Perazim, and David smiteth them there, and David saith, 'God hath broken up mine enemies by my hand, like the breaking up of waters;' therefore they have called the name of that place Baal-Perazim.
12And they leave there their gods, and David speaketh, and they are burnt with fire.
13And the Philistines add again, and rush into the valley,
14and David asketh again of God, and God saith to him, 'Do not go up after them, turn round from them, and thou hast come to them from over-against the mulberries;
15and it cometh to pass, when thou hearest the sound of the stepping at the heads of the mulberries, then thou goest out into battle, for God hath gone out before thee to smite the camp of the Philistines.'
16And David doth as God commanded him, and they smite the camp of the Philistines from Gibeon even unto Gazer;
17and the name of David goeth out into all the lands, and Jehovah hath put his fear on all the nations.