14 And Hiʹram+ the king of Tyre+ proceeded to send messengers to David and cedar timbers+ and builders of walls and workers in wood to build him a house.+ 2 And David came to know that Jehovah had firmly established+ him as king over Israel, for his kingship was highly exalted on account of his people Israel.+ 3 And David went on to take more wives+ in Jerusalem, and David came to be father to more sons and daughters.+ 4 And these are the names of the children that became his in Jerusalem: Sham·muʹa+ and Shoʹbab,+ Nathan+ and Solʹo·mon,+ 5 and Ibʹhar+ and E·liʹshu·a and Elʹpe·let,+ 6 and Noʹgah and Neʹpheg+ and Ja·phiʹa, 7 and E·lishʹa·ma+ and Be·e·liʹa·da and E·liphʹe·let.+ 8 And the Phi·lisʹtines got to hear that David had been anointed as king over all Israel.+ At that all the Phi·lisʹtines came up to look for David.+ When David heard of it, then he went out against them.* 9 And the Phi·lisʹtines, for their part, came in and kept making raids in the low plain of Rephʹa·im.+ 10 And David began to inquire of God,+ saying: “Shall I go up against the Phi·lisʹtines, and will you certainly give them into my hand?” At this Jehovah said to him: “Go up, and I shall certainly give them into your hand.” 11 So David went up to Baʹal-pe·raʹzim+ and there got to strike them down. At that David said: “The [true] God has broken through my enemies by my hand like a gap made by waters.” That is why they called the name of that place+ Baʹal-pe·raʹzim. 12 Consequently they left their gods* there.+ Then David said [the word], and so they were burned in the fire.+ 13 Later the Phi·lisʹtines once again made a raid in the low plain.+ 14 At that David inquired+ again of God, and the [true] God now said to him: “You must not go up after them. Go around from directly against them, and you must come at them in front of the baʹca bushes.*+ 15 And let it occur that, when you hear the sound of the marching in the tops of the baʹca bushes,+ then you go out into the fight,+ because the [true] God will have gone out before you+ to strike the camp of the Phi·lisʹtines down.” 16 So David did just as the [true] God had commanded him,+ and they went striking down the camp of the Phi·lisʹtines from Gibʹe·on+ to Geʹzer.+ 17 And David’s fame*+ began to go out into all the lands, and Jehovah himself put the dread of him upon all the nations.+
^ “Their gods,” M(Heb., ʼelo·heh·hemʹ)LXXVg.
^ “The baca bushes.” Heb., hab·bekha·ʼimʹ; LXXVg, “pear trees.”
^ Lit., “name.”