2 Samuel 5:6-9 NIV

David Conquers Jerusalem

6 The king and his men marched to Jerusalem to attack the Jebusites, 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.”

References for 2 Samuel 5:6

7 Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion—which is the City of David.

References for 2 Samuel 5:7

8 On that day David had said, “Anyone who conquers the Jebusites will have to use the water shaft to reach those ‘lame and blind’ who are David’s enemies.a ” That is why they say, “The ‘blind and lame’ will not enter the palace.”

References for 2 Samuel 5:8

    • f 5:8 - Or "are hated by David"
      9 David then took up residence in the fortress and called it the City of David. He built up the area around it, from the terracesb inward.

      References for 2 Samuel 5:9

        • g 5:9 - Or "the Millo"