1 Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to Dawid, and timber of cedars, with masons and carpenters, to build him a house.
2 And Dawid perceived that יהוה had confirmed him king over Yisrael, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people Yisrael.
3 And Dawid took more wives at Jerusalem (Yerushalayim); and Dawid begat more sons and daughters.
4 Now these are the names of his children whom he had in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim): Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon (Shelomoh),
5 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet,
6 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Yafiya,
7 And Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphalet.
8 And when the Philistines heard that Dawid was anointed king over all Yisrael, all the Philistines went up to seek Dawid. And Dawid heard of it, and went out against them.
9 And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
10 And Dawid enquired of God (Elohim), saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? And wilt You deliver them into mine hand?” And יהוה said unto him, “Go up, for I will deliver them into your hand.”
11 So they came up to Baal-Perazim; and Dawid smote them there. Then Dawid said, “God (Elohim) hath broken in upon mine enemies by mine hand like the breaking forth of waters.” Therefore they called the name of that place Baal-Perazim.
12 And when they had left their gods (elohim) there, Dawid gave an order, and they were burned with fire.
13 And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley.
14 Therefore Dawid enquired again of God (Elohim); and God (Elohim) said unto him, “Go not up after them; turn away from them, and come upon them opposite the mulberry trees.
15 And it shall be, when you shalt hear a sound of going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then you shalt go out to battle, for God (Elohim) is gone forth before you to smite the army of the Philistines.”
16 Dawid therefore did as God (Elohim) commanded him; and they smote the army of the Philistines from Giveon even to Gazer.
17 And the fame of Dawid went out into all lands; and יהוה brought the fear of him upon all nations.