4 And David and all Israel fwent to Jerusalem, which is Jebus, gwhere the Jebusites were, the inhabitants of the land. 5 But the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, “You shall not come in here!” Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion (that is, the City of David). 6 Now David said, “Whoever attacks the Jebusites first shall be 2chief and captain.” And Joab the son of Zeruiah went up first, and became chief. 7 Then David dwelt in the stronghold; therefore they called it 3the City of David. 8 And he built the city around it, from 4the Millo to the surrounding area. Joab 5repaired the rest of the city. 9 So David hwent on and became great, and the Lord of hosts was with ihim.
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