Bible: 2 Samuel 5:6-9

David Occupies Jerusalem

5:6 Then the king and his men advanced to Jerusalem 1  against the Jebusites who lived in the land. The Jebusites 2  said to David, “You cannot invade this place! Even the blind and the lame will turn you back, saying, ‘David cannot invade this place!’

5:7 But David captured the fortress of Zion (that is, the city of David). 5:8 David said on that day, “Whoever attacks the Jebusites must approach the ‘lameand the ‘blindwho are David’s enemies 3  by going through the water tunnel.” 4  For this reason it is said, “The blind and the lame cannot enter the palace.” 5 

5:9 So David lived in the fortress and called it the City of David. David built all around it, from the terrace inwards.

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