1 Chronicles
Chapter 14

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1 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.

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.

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.

12 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.

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.

Commentary for 1 Chronicles 14

David's victories.

- In this chapter we have an account of, 1. David's kingdom established. 2. His family built up. 3. His enemies defeated. This is repeated from #2Sa 5|. Let the fame of David be looked upon as a type and figure of the exalted honour of the Son of David.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for 1 Chronicles 14

  • Jean Johnson
    David put his trust inGod he knew he couldn't get his breakthrough without seeking and trusting in God tell him how to beat the enemy
  • Dorothy Vines
    God. Is always there and willing to fight our every battle.when we as believer put our total trust in Him, God will set us up for the victory.
  • Anthony M. Leonard
    Under the direction of the Lord David overcame his enemies and without him there is no success.
  • Manford Malemia for verse 2
    The exceeding exalting of the kingdom was beyond human capability. It made him to discern that it is none other than the LORD 's might and it was done for the sake of HIS beloved nation, Israel.

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Bible Trivia

Who went to war against David when he was anointed king?
  • Pharaoh
  • Nebuchadnezzar
  • Philistines
  • Assyrians