Bible Text & Cross-references:
David's house, and children; his victories over the Philistines.
1 And *Hiram, king of Tyre, sent messengers to David; and cedar-trees,
and masons, and carpenters, to build him a house.
2 And David perceived that the Lord had confirmed him king over Israel,
and that his kingdom was exalted over his people, Israel.
3 *And David took other wives in Jerusalem: and he begot sons, and daughters.
4 Now these are the names of them that were born to him in Jerusalem: Samua,
and Sobad, Nathan, and Solomon,
5 Jebahar, and Elisua, and Eliphalet,
6 And Noga, and Napheg, and Japhia,
7 Elisama, and Baaliada, and Eliphalet.
8 *And the Philistines hearing that David was anointed king over all Israel,
went all up to seek him: and David heard of it, and went out against them.
9 And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the vale of Raphaim.
10 And David consulted the Lord, 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 hand.
11 And when they were come to Baalpharasim, David defeated them there,
and he said: God hath divided my enemies by my hand, as waters are divided: and therefore the name of that place was called
12 And they left there their gods, and David commanded that they should
13 Another time also the Philistines made an irruption, and spread themselves
abroad in the valley.
14 And David consulted God again, and God said to him: Go not up after
them, turn away from them, and come upon them over-against the pear-trees.
15 And when thou shalt hear the sound of one going in the tops of the pear-trees,
then shalt thou go out to battle. For God is gone out before thee, to strike the army of the Philistines.
16 And David did as God had commanded him, and defeated the army of the
Philistines, slaying them from Gabaon to Gazera.
17 And the name of David became famous in all countries, and the Lord made
all nations fear him.
1: 2 Kings v. 11.
3: 2 Kings v. 13.
8: 2 Kings v. 17.; Year of the World 2957, Year before Christ 1047.