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1 Chronicles 14 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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David’s Palace and Family

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:1 - Then King Hiram of Tyre sent messengers to David, along with cedar timber, and stonemasons and carpenters to build him a palace.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:2 - And David realized that the LORD had confirmed him as king over Israel and had greatly blessed his kingdom for the sake of his people Israel.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:3 - Then David married more wives in Jerusalem, and they had more sons and daughters.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:4 - These are the names of David’s sons who were born in Jerusalem: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:5 - Ibhar, Elishua, Elpelet,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:6 - Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:7 - Elishama, Eliada,[fn] and Eliphelet.
David Conquers the Philistines

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:8 - When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, they mobilized all their forces to capture him. But David was told they were coming, so he marched out to meet them.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:9 - The Philistines arrived and made a raid in the valley of Rephaim.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:10 - So David asked God, “Should I go out to fight the Philistines? Will you hand them over to me?” The LORD replied, “Yes, go ahead. I will hand them over to you.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:11 - So David and his troops went up to Baal-perazim and defeated the Philistines there. “God did it!” David exclaimed. “He used me to burst through my enemies like a raging flood!” So they named that place Baal-perazim (which means “the Lord who bursts through”).

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:12 - The Philistines had abandoned their gods there, so David gave orders to burn them.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:13 - But after a while the Philistines returned and raided the valley again.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:14 - And once again David asked God what to do. “Do not attack them straight on,” God replied. “Instead, circle around behind and attack them near the poplar[fn] trees.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:15 - When you hear a sound like marching feet in the tops of the poplar trees, go out and attack! That will be the signal that God is moving ahead of you to strike down the Philistine army.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:16 - So David did what God commanded, and they struck down the Philistine army all the way from Gibeon to Gezer.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:17 - So David’s fame spread everywhere, and the LORD caused all the nations to fear David.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew Beeliada, a variant spelling of Eliada; compare 3:8 and parallel text at 2 Sam 5:16.
Or aspen, or balsam; also in 14:15. The exact identification of this tree is uncertain.
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