1 Chronicles 11:4-9 NIV

David Conquers Jerusalem

11:4-9pp -- 2Sa 5:6-10

4 David and all the Israelites marched to Jerusalem (that is, Jebus). The Jebusites1 who lived there

References for 1 Chronicles 11:4

5 said to David, "You will not get in here." Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion, the City of David.
6 David had said, "Whoever leads the attack on the Jebusites will become commander-in-chief." Joab2 son of Zeruiah went up first, and so he received the command.

References for 1 Chronicles 11:6

7 David then took up residence in the fortress, and so it was called the City of David.
8 He built up the city around it, from the supporting terracesa3 to the surrounding wall, while Joab restored the rest of the city.

References for 1 Chronicles 11:8

    • a 11:8 - Or "the Millo"
      9 And David became more and more powerful,4 because the LORD Almighty was with him.

      References for 1 Chronicles 11:9