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And Huram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar-trees, and masons, and carpenters, to build him a house.
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And David perceived that the LORD had established him king over Israel, for his kingdom was exalted exceedingly, for His people Israel"s sake.
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And David took more wives at Jerusalem;
and David begot more sons and daughters.
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And these are the names of the children whom he had in Jerusalem: Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon;
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and Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpelet;
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and Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia;
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and Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphelet.
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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 to meet them.
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Now the Philistines had come and made a raid in the valley of Rephaim.
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And David inquired of God, saying: "Shall I go up against the Philistines?
and wilt Thou deliver them into my hand?" And the LORD said unto him: "Go up;
for I will deliver them into thy hand."
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So they came up to Baal-perazim, and David smote them there;
and David said: "God hath broken mine enemies by my hand, like the breach of waters." Therefore they called the name of that place Baal-perazim.
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And they left their gods there;
and David gave commandment, and they were burned with fire.
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And the Philistines yet again made a raid in the valley.
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And David inquired again of God;
and God said unto him: "Thou shalt not go up after them;
turn away from them, and come upon them over against the mulberry-trees.
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And it shall be, when thou hearest the sound of marching in the tops of the mulberry-trees, that then thou shalt go out to battle;
for God is gone out before thee to smite the host of the Philistines."
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And David did as God commanded him;
and they smote the host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gezer.
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And the fame of David went out into all lands;
and the LORD brought the fear of him upon all nations.