18 Now the Philistines had come and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim;(A) 19 so David inquired(B) of the Lord, “Shall I go and attack the Philistines? Will you deliver them into my hands?”

The Lord answered him, “Go, for I will surely deliver the Philistines into your hands.”

20 So David went to Baal Perazim, and there he defeated them. He said, “As waters break out, the Lord has broken out against my enemies before me.” So that place was called Baal Perazim.[a](C) 21 The Philistines abandoned their idols there, and David and his men carried them off.(D)

22 Once more the Philistines came up and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim;

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  1. 2 Samuel 5:20 Baal Perazim means the lord who breaks out.

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