The king and his men marched to Jerusalem1 to attack the Jebusites,2 who lived there. The Jebusites said to David, "You will not get in here; even the blind and the lame can ward you off." They thought, "David cannot get in here."
Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion,3 the City of David.458
On that day, David said, "Anyone who conquers the Jebusites will have to use the water shafta6 to reach those 'lame and blind'7 who are David's enemies.b " That is why they say, "The 'blind and lame' will not enter the palace."
David then took up residence in the fortress and called it the City of David. He built up the area around it, from the supporting terracesc8 inward.