2 Samuel 5:6-9 NIV

David Conquers Jerusalem

5:6-10pp -- 1Ch 11:4-9 5:11-16pp -- 1Ch 3:5-9; 14:1-7

6 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."

References for 2 Samuel 5:6

7 Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion,3 the City of David.45

References for 2 Samuel 5:7

8 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."

References for 2 Samuel 5:8

    • a 5:8 - Or "use scaling hooks"
    • b 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 supporting terracesc8 inward.

      References for 2 Samuel 5:9

        • c 5:9 - Or "the Millo"