2 Samuel 5:9
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GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
David lived in the fortress and called it the City of David. He built the city [of Jerusalem] around it from the Millo to the palace.

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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Early Days
The life of David is naturally divided into epochs, of which we may avail ourselves for the more ready arrangement of our material. These are--his early years up to his escape from the court of Saul, his exile, the prosperous beginning of his reign, his sin and penitence, his flight before Absalom's rebellion, and the darkened end. We have but faint incidental traces of his life up to his anointing by Samuel, with which the narrative in the historical books opens. But perhaps the fact that the story
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

The Quotation in Matt. Ii. 6.
Several interpreters, Paulus especially, have asserted that the interpretation of Micah which is here given, was that of the Sanhedrim only, and not of the Evangelist, who merely recorded what happened and was said. But this assertion is at once refuted when we consider the object which Matthew has in view in his entire representation of the early life of Jesus. His object in recording the early life of Jesus is not like that of Luke, viz., to communicate historical information to his readers.
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Samuel 5:7
But David captured the fortress Zion (that is, the City of David).

2 Samuel 5:8
That day David said, "Whoever wants to defeat the Jebusites must reach the lame and the blind who hate me by using the water shaft." So there is a saying, "The blind and the lame will not get into the palace."

1 Kings 9:15
This is the record of the forced laborers whom King Solomon drafted to build the LORD's house, his own house, the Millo, the walls of Jerusalem, and [the cities of] Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer.

1 Kings 9:24
Pharaoh's daughter moved from the City of David to the palace that Solomon had built for her. Then he built the Millo.

2 Kings 12:20
His own officials plotted against him and killed him at Beth Millo on the road that goes down to Silla.

Psalm 122:3
Jerusalem is built to be a city where the people are united.

Isaiah 29:1
How horrible it will be for you Ariel, Ariel, the city where David camped. Let year after year go by. Let your annual festivals go on.

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