David had said to his troops, “Whoever is first to attack the Jebusites will become the commander of my armies!” And Joab, the son of David’s sister Zeruiah, was first to attack, so he became the commander of David’s armies.
David made the fortress his home, and that is why it is called the City of David.
He extended the city from the supporting terraces to the surrounding area, while Joab rebuilt the rest of Jerusalem.
And David became more and more powerful, because the LORD of Heaven’s Armies was with him.
These are the leaders of David’s mighty warriors. Together with all Israel, they decided to make David their king, just as the LORD had promised concerning Israel.
Hebrew the millo. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.