1And Ḥiram sovereign of Tsor sent messengers to Dawiḏ, and cedar trees, with stonemasons and carpenters, to build him a house.
2And Dawiḏ knew that יהוה had established him as sovereign over Yisra’ĕl, for his reign was highly exalted for the sake of His people Yisra’ĕl.
3And Dawiḏ took more wives in Yerushalayim, and Dawiḏ brought forth more sons and daughters.
4And these are the names of his children whom he had in Yerushalayim: Shammua and Shoḇaḇ, Nathan and Shelomoh,
5and Yiḇḥar, and Elishua, and Elpelet,
6and Nog̅ah, and Nepheg̅, and Yaphiya,
7and Elishama, and Be‛elyaḏa, and Eliphelet.
8And when the Philistines heard that Dawiḏ had been anointed sovereign over all Yisra’ĕl, all the Philistines went up to seek Dawiḏ. And Dawiḏ heard and went out against them.
9And the Philistines came and made a raid on the Valley of Repha’im.
10And Dawiḏ inquired of Elohim, saying, “Do I go up against the Philistines? And shall You give them into my hand?” And יהוה said to him, “Go up, and I shall give them into your hand.”
11And they went up to Ba‛al Peratsim, and Dawiḏ smote them there. Then Dawiḏ said, “Elohim has broken through my enemies by my hand like a breakthrough of water.” So they called the name of that place Ba‛al Peratsim.
12And they left their mighty ones there, so Dawiḏ commanded, and they were burned with fire.
13And the Philistines once again made a raid on the valley.
14And Dawiḏ again inquired of Elohim, and Elohim said to him, “Do not go up after them. Go around them, and come upon them in front of the mulberry trees.
15“And it shall be, when you hear a sound of stepping in the tops of the mulberry trees, then go out to battle, for Elohim shall go out before you to smite the camp of the Philistines.”
16And Dawiḏ did as Elohim commanded him, and they drove back the army of the Philistines from Giḇ‛on as far as Gezer.
17And the name of Dawiḏ went out into all lands, and יהוה put the dread of him upon all nations.
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