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 Yahweh had established him king over Israel; for his kingdom was exalted on high, for his people Israel's sake.
3 And David took more wives at Jerusalem; and David begot more sons and daughters.
4 And these are the names of the children whom he had in Jerusalem: Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,
5 and Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpelet,
6 and Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
7 and Elishama, and Baaliada, and Eliphelet.
8 And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David: and David heard of it, and went out against them.
9 Now the Philistines had come and made a raid in the valley of Rephaim.
10 And David inquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? And will you deliver them into my hand? And Yahweh said to him, Go up; for I will deliver them into your hand.
11 So they came up to Baal-perazim, and David struck them there; and David said, God has broken my enemies by my hand, like the breach of waters. Therefore they called the name of that place Baal-perazim.
12 And they left their gods there; and David gave commandment, and they were burned with fire.
13 And the Philistines yet again made a raid in the valley.
14 And David inquired again of God; and God said to him, You will not go up after them: turn away from them, and come upon them across from the mulberry-trees.
15 And it will be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry-trees, that then you will go out to battle; for God has gone out before you to strike the host of the Philistines.
16 And David did as God commanded him: and they struck the host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gezer.
17 And the fame of David went out into all lands; and Yahweh brought the fear of him on all nations.