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2 Samuel 5:6-10 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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6 David and his men immediately set out for Jerusalem to take on the Jebusites, who lived in that country. But they said, "You might as well go home! Even the blind and the lame could keep you out. You can't get in here!" They had convinced themselves that David couldn't break through. 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."
7 But David went right ahead and captured the fortress of Zion, known ever since as the City of David. 7 Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion, the City of David.
8 That day David said, "To get the best of these Jebusites, one must target the water system, not to mention this so-called lame and blind bunch that David hates." (In fact, he was so sick and tired of it, people coined the expression, "No lame and blind allowed in the palace.") 8 On that day, David said, "Anyone who conquers the Jebusites will have to use the water shaft to reach those 'lame and blind' who are David's enemies. " That is why they say, "The 'blind and lame' will not enter the palace."
9 David made the fortress city his home and named it "City of David." He developed the city from the outside terraces inward. 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 supporting terraces inward.
10 David proceeded with a longer stride, a larger embrace since the God-of-the-Angel-Armies was with him. 10 And he became more and more powerful, because the LORD God Almighty was with him.