1 Chronicles 11:8
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New International Version
He built up the city around it, from the terraces to the surrounding wall, while Joab restored the rest of the city.

New Living Translation
He extended the city from the supporting terraces to the surrounding area, while Joab rebuilt the rest of Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
And he built the city all around from the Millo in complete circuit, and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

New American Standard Bible
He built the city all around, from the Millo even to the surrounding area; and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

King James Bible
And he built the city round about, even from Millo round about: and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He built up the city all the way around, from the supporting terraces to the surrounding parts, and Joab restored the rest of the city.

International Standard Version
He built up the walls surrounding the city in a complete circle from the terrace ramparts, and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

NET Bible
He built up the city around it, from the terrace to the surrounding walls; Joab restored the rest of the city.

New Heart English Bible
He built the city all around, from the Millo even around; and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He built the city [of Jerusalem] around it, starting from the Millo and making a complete circuit. Joab rebuilt the rest of the city.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he built the city round about, from Millo even round about; and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

New American Standard 1977
And he built the city all around, from the Millo even to the surrounding area; and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he built the city round about, even from Millo round about, and Joab restored the rest of the city.

King James 2000 Bible
And he built the city around it, even from Millo and around: and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

American King James Version
And he built the city round about, even from Millo round about: and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

American Standard Version
And he built the city round about, from Millo even round about; and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he built the city round about from Mello all round, and Joab built the rest of the city.

Darby Bible Translation
And he built the city round about, even from the Millo round about; and Joab renewed the rest of the city.

English Revised Version
And he built the city round about, from Millo even round about: and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he built the city around, even from Millo around: and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

World English Bible
He built the city all around, from Millo even around; and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

Young's Literal Translation
and he buildeth the city round about, from Millo, and unto the circumference, and Joab restoreth the rest of the city.
Study Bible
David Conquers Jerusalem
7Then David dwelt in the stronghold; therefore it was called the city of David. 8He built the city all around, from the Millo even to the surrounding area; and Joab repaired the rest of the city. 9David became greater and greater, for the LORD of hosts was with him.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 11:7
Then David dwelt in the stronghold; therefore it was called the city of David.

1 Chronicles 11:9
David became greater and greater, for the LORD of hosts was with him.
Treasury of Scripture

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

Millo

Judges 9:6,20 And all the men of Shechem gathered together, and all the house of …

1 Kings 9:15 And this is the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised; for …

1 Kings 11:27 And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: …

2 Kings 12:20 And his servants arose, and made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in …

repaired [heb] revived

Nehemiah 4:2 And he spoke before his brothers and the army of Samaria, and said, …

(8) And he built the city round about.--Literally, and he built (or rebuilt or fortified) the city all round, from the Millo even unto the (complete) round. The Millo was probably a tower or citadel, like the Arx Antonia of later times. According to the chronicler David started from that point, and brought his line of defences round to it again. Samuel has simply, "And David built around, from the Millo, and inward." This seems to mean that he carried his buildings from the fortress towards the interior of the city. Both statements may, of course, be true.

Verse 8. - Millo. There is great uncertainty as to the derivation and the meaning of this word. It is probably not really of Hebrew extraction, but of the oldest Canaanitish origin. In the Hebrew it is always used with the article, and would presumably come from the Hebrew root "to fill." Josephus seems to use, as synonymous expression for "David's wall round Millo," this, viz. "buildings round about the lower city" ('Jud. Ant.,' 3:2, compared with 5; 'Wars,' 6:1, where he identifies those "buildings," etc., with Acra). As the name of a family, it is mentioned in connection with Shechem, known specially as a place of the Canaanites (Judges 9:6, 20). The Septuagint represents it by the word ἡ α}κρα. In the remarkable passage, 2 Kings 12:20, the word "Silla" is even a greater enigma, which, however, may designate the "steps from the city of David" (Nehemiah 3:15), or "the causeway of going up" to the west of the temple (1 Chronicles 22:16). The likeliest view of Mille is that it was a very strong point of fortification in the surrounding defences of the hill of Zion (1 Kings 9:24; 1 Kings 11:27). In 2 Chronicles 32:5 the otherwise unvarying translation (ἡ α}κρα) of the Septuagint is superseded by τὸ ἀνάλημμα, a word itself of doubtful signification. For while some would render it by the word "foundation," Schleusner translates it "height." Grove (in Smith's 'Bible Dictionary,' 2:367) puts it in "the neighbourhood of the Tyropaean valley at the foot of Zion." Some clue may lie in the word "inward," applied to the building by David. Does it imply a covering by edifices of the space, or some portion of it, that lay between Zion and the rest of the city? (See also Keil on Kings, vol. 2:163.) 8. Joab repaired the rest of the city—David built a new town to the north of the old one on Mount Zion; but Joab was charged with a commission to restore the part that had been occupied by the ancient Jebus, to repair the breaches made during the siege, to rebuild the houses which had been demolished or burned in the sacking of the town, and to preserve all that had escaped the violence of the soldiery. This work of reconstruction is not noticed elsewhere [Calmet].11:1-9 David was brought to possess the throne of Israel after he had reigned seven years in Hebron, over Judah only. God's counsels will be fulfilled at last, whatever difficulties lie in the way. The way to be truly great, is to be really useful, to devote all our talents to the Lord.
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