¶ Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber of cedars,
with masons and carpenters, to build him an house.
2 And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people Israel.
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Hiram sent The account in 2 Samuel shows events in a different order.
Accounts are often not in strict chronological order.
2 - Lifted up The Lord often gives His servants the high regard of others ge3921, da0109, lu0252.
| 3 And David took more wives
at Jerusalem: and David begat more sons and daughters.
4 Now these are the names of his children which he had in Jerusalem; Shammua, and Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon,
5 And Ibhar, and Elishua, and Elpalet,
6 And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
7 And Elishama, and Beeliada, and Eliphalet.
| 3 -
Took more wives And concubines, according to the account in 2 Samuel.
4 - Nathan and Solomon Both ancestors of Jesus mt0106, lu0323.
| 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 And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.
10 And David enquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? and wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into thine hand.
11 So they came up to Baalperazim; and David smote them there. Then David said, God hath broken in upon mine enemies by mine hand like the breaking forth of waters: therefore they called the name of that place Baalperazim.
And when they had left their gods there, David gave a commandment, and
they were burned with fire.
13 And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley.
14 Therefore David enquired again of God; and God said unto him, Go not up after them; turn away from them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.
15 And it shall be, when thou shalt hear a sound of going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt go out to battle: for God is gone forth before thee to smite the host of the Philistines.
|12 - Gods Or "images". 2sa0521.|
| 16 David therefore did as
God commanded him: and they smote the host of the Philistines from Gibeon
even to Gazer.
17 And the fame of David went out into all lands; and the LORD brought the fear of him upon all nations.
- Gazer Or "Gezer." A fortress overlooking the Valley of Ajalon,
18 mi./28 km. NW of Jerusalem. Gibeon was
about 6 mi./10 km. NW of the city. See Canaan map
for Ajalon and Gibeon.
17 - Fear See es0817.