David Defeats the Philistines
When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to search for David. But David heard of it and went down k to the stronghold.
Now the Philistines had come and spread out in l the Valley of Rephaim.
And David m inquired of the Lord, "Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will you give them into my hand?" And the Lord said to David, "Go up, for I will certainly give the Philistines into your hand."
And David came to Baal-perazim, and David defeated them there. And he said, "The Lord has burst through my enemies before me like a bursting flood." n Therefore the name of that place is called Baal-perazim.
And the Philistines left their idols there, and David and his men carried them away.
And the Philistines came up yet again o and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim.
p And when David inquired of the Lord, he said, "You shall not go up; go around to their rear, and come against them opposite the balsam trees.
And q when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then rouse yourself, r for then the Lord has gone out before you to strike down the army of the Philistines."
And David did as the Lord commanded him, and struck down the Philistines from Geba s to Gezer.
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2 Samuel 23:14
David was then in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines was then at Bethlehem.
1 Samuel 22:4 - 5
And he left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him all the time that David was in the stronghold.
2 Samuel 5:22
And the Philistines came up yet again and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim.
2 Samuel 23:13
And three of the thirty chief men went down and came about harvest time to David at the cave of Adullam, when a band of Philistines was encamped in the Valley of Rephaim.
Then the boundary goes up by the Valley of the Son of Hinnom at the southern shoulder of the Jebusite ( that is, Jerusalem). And the boundary goes up to the top of the mountain that lies over against the Valley of Hinnom, on the west, at the northern end of the Valley of Rephaim.
Then the boundary goes down to the border of the mountain that overlooks the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, which is at the north end of the Valley of Rephaim. And it then goes down the Valley of Hinnom, south of the shoulder of the Jebusites, and downward to En-rogel.
And Joshua said to them, "If you are a numerous people, go up by yourselves to the forest, and there clear ground for yourselves in the land of the Perizzites and the Rephaim, since the hill country of Ephraim is too narrow for you.
2 Samuel 2:1
After this David inquired of the Lord, "Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah?" And the Lord said to him, "Go up." David said, "To which shall I go up?" And he said, "To Hebron.
For the Lord will rise up as on Mount Perazim; as in the Valley of Gibeon he will be roused; to do his deed - strange is his deed! and to work his work - alien is his work!
2 Samuel 5:18
Now the Philistines had come and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim.
1 Samuel 22:10
And he inquired of the Lord for him and gave him provisions and gave him the sword of Goliath the Philistine.
2 Kings 7:6
For the Lord had made the army of the Syrians hear the sound of chariots and of horses, the sound of a great army, so that they said to one another, "Behold, the king of Israel has hired against us the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Egypt to come against us.
And Deborah said to Barak, "Up! For this is the day in which the Lord has given Sisera into your hand. Does not the Lord go out before you?" So Barak went down from Mount Tabor with 10,000 men following him.
Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish. And Joshua struck him and his people, until he left none remaining.