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.
And he became more and more powerful,9 because the LORD God Almighty10 was with him.1111
Now Hiram12 king of Tyre sent messengers to David, along with cedar logs and carpenters and stonemasons, and they built a palace for David.
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.