2 Samuel 5:6-10

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.”
7 Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion—which is the City of David.
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.”
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 terraces[b] inward.
10 And he became more and more powerful, because the LORD God Almighty was with him.

Cross References 11

  • 1. S Judges 1:8
  • 2. S Joshua 15:8
  • 3. Psalms 76:2
  • 4. Jeremiah 21:13
  • 5. 2 Samuel 6:12,16; 1 Kings 2:10; 1 Kings 8:1; Isaiah 29:1; Jeremiah 25:29
  • 6. 2 Kings 20:20; 2 Chronicles 32:30
  • 7. Matthew 21:14
  • 8. ver 7; 1 Kings 9:15,24
  • 9. 2 Samuel 3:1
  • 10. Psalms 24:10
  • 11. 2 Samuel 7:9

Footnotes 2

Scripture quoted by permission.  Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®.  NIV®.  Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica.  All rights reserved worldwide.