4:24 Tiphsah to Gaza. Tiphsah was located on the west bank of the Euphrates, and Gaza is located on the southeastern Mediterranean coast.
peace on all sides. David had to fight many wars to secure the kingdom, and Solomon enjoyed the result. Conditions of peace were a prerequisite for building major projects such as the temple and palace (2 Sam. 7:10, 11; 1 Kin. 5:3–5).