1 Chronicles 14
Hiram's kindness to David.
1 Chronicles 14:1 And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers unto David, and timber of cedars, with masons and artificers, to build for him a house.
David's felicity in people, wives, and children.
1 Chronicles 14:2 So David perceived, that Yahweh, had confirmed him, as king over Israel,that his kingship was exalted, for the sake of his people Israel.
1 Chronicles 14:3 And David took more wives, in Jerusalem,and David begat more sons and daughters. 1 Chronicles 14:4 Now, these, are the names of them who were born, whom he had in Jerusalem,Shammua and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon; 1 Chronicles 14:5 and Ibhar and Elishua, and Elpelet; 1 Chronicles 14:6 and Nogah and Nepheg, and Japhia; 1 Chronicles 14:7 and Elishama and Beeliada, and Eliphelet.
His two victories over the Philistines.
1 Chronicles 14:8 And, when the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek to secure David,and David, hearing, went out against them. 1 Chronicles 14:9 Now, the Philistines, had come and spread themselves out, in the vale of Rephaim. 1 Chronicles 14:10 Then David asked of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? and wilt thou deliver them into my hand? And Yahweh said to him, Go up, and I will deliver them into thy hand. 1 Chronicles 14:11 So they came up in Baal-perazim, and David smote them there, and David said, God hath broken forth against mine enemies by my hand, like the breaking forth of waters,For this cause, called they the name of that place, Baal-perazim. 1 Chronicles 14:12 And they left their gods there,and David gave the word, and they were burned up in fire. 1 Chronicles 14:13 And the Philistines yet again spread themselves out in the vale. 1 Chronicles 14:14 So David, asked again, of God, and God said to him, Thou shalt not go up after them,get thee round, away from them, so shalt thou come in upon them, over against the mulberry-trees; 1 Chronicles 14:15 and it shall be, when thou hearest a sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry-trees, then, shalt thou go forth into the battle,for God will have gone forth before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines. 1 Chronicles 14:16 So David did as God commanded him,and they smote the host of the Philistines, from Gibeon even unto Gezer. 1 Chronicles 14:17 And the name of David went forth, throughout all the lands,and, Yahweh, put the dread of him upon all the nations.