2 Samuel 5:9
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New International Version
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 inward.

King James Bible
So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

Darby Bible Translation
So David dwelt in the stronghold, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from the Millo and inward.

World English Bible
David lived in the stronghold, and called it the city of David. David built around from Millo and inward.

Young's Literal Translation
And David dwelleth in the fortress, and calleth it -- City of David, and David buildeth round about, from Millo and inward,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And David said - Whosoever getteth And David said - Whosoever smiteth the up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, Jebusites, and through the subterranean passage and the lame and the blind, that are hated reacheth the lame and the blind who of David's soul - Wherefore they said, The hate the life of David (because the blind and blind and the lame shall not come into the the lame said, "He shall not come into the house. house,") shall be chief and captain. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went up first, and was chief.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

city

2 Samuel 5:7 Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.

Millo

Judges 9:6,20 And all the men of Shechem gathered together, and all the house of Millo, and went, and made Abimelech king...

1 Kings 9:15,24 And this is the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his own house, and Millo...

1 Kings 11:27 And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo...

1 Chronicles 11:8 And he built the city round about, even from Millo round about: and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

2 Chronicles 32:5 Also he strengthened himself, and built up all the wall that was broken, and raised it up to the towers, and another wall without...

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One Fold and one Shepherd
'Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, and spake, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh. 2. Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the Lord said to thee, Thou shalt feed My people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel. 3. So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the Lord: and they anointed David king over Israel. 4. David was
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

God's Strange Work
'That He may do His work, His strange work; and bring to pass His act, His strange act.'--ISAIAH xxviii. 21. How the great events of one generation fall dead to another! There is something very pathetic in the oblivion that swallows up world- resounding deeds. Here the prophet selects two instances which to him are solemn and singular examples of divine judgment, and we have difficulty in finding out to what he refers. To him they seemed the most luminous illustrations he could find of the principle
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
2 Samuel 5:7
Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion--which is the City of David.

2 Samuel 5:8
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." That is why they say, "The 'blind and lame' will not enter the palace."

1 Kings 9:15
Here is the account of the forced labor King Solomon conscripted to build the LORD's temple, his own palace, the terraces, the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, Megiddo and Gezer.

1 Kings 9:24
After Pharaoh's daughter had come up from the City of David to the palace Solomon had built for her, he constructed the terraces.

2 Kings 12:20
His officials conspired against him and assassinated him at Beth Millo, on the road down to Silla.

Psalm 122:3
Jerusalem is built like a city that is closely compacted together.

Isaiah 29:1
Woe to you, Ariel, Ariel, the city where David settled! Add year to year and let your cycle of festivals go on.

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