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."
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Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion,3 the City of David.45
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On that day, David said, "Anyone who conquers the Jebusites will have to use the water shaft6 to reach those 'lame and blind'7 who are David's enemies. " That is why they say, "The 'blind and lame' will not enter the palace."
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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 terraces8 inward.
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And he became more and more powerful,9 because the LORD God Almighty10 was with him.11
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Now Hiram12 king of Tyre sent messengers to David, along with cedar logs and carpenters and stonemasons, and they built a palace for David.
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And David knew that the LORD had established him as king over Israel and had exalted his kingdom13 for the sake of his people Israel.
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After he left Hebron, David took more concubines and wives14 in Jerusalem, and more sons and daughters were born to him.
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These are the names of the children born to him there:15 Shammua, Shobab, Nathan,16 Solomon,
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Ibhar, Elishua, Nepheg, Japhia,
Elishama, Eliada and Eliphelet.