1 Chronicles 11:8
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.

Berean Study Bible
He built up the city around it, from the supporting terraces to the surrounding wall, while Joab restored 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.

New King James Version
And he built the city around it, from the Millo to the surrounding area. Joab repaired the rest of the city.

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

NASB 1995
He built the city all around, from the Millo even to the surrounding area; and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

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

Amplified Bible
He built the city around it, from the Millo (fortification) to the surrounding area; and Joab repaired the rest of the [old Jebusite] city.

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.

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.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And David built around it the city of freedom which is outside, and David gave the right side to the rest of the children of men who were in the villages.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he fortified the city round about.

Contemporary English Version
He had the city rebuilt, starting at the landfill on the east side. Meanwhile, Joab supervised the repairs to 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.

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

Good News Translation
He rebuilt the city, starting at the place where land was filled in on the east side of the hill, and Joab restored 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.

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.

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

Literal Standard Version
and he builds the city all around, from Millo, and to the circumference, and Joab restores 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
David Conquers Jerusalem
7So David took up residence in the fortress; that is why it was called the City of David. 8He built up the city around it, from the supporting terraces to the surrounding wall, while Joab restored the rest of the city. 9And David became greater and greater, for the LORD of Hosts was with him.…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 11:7
So David took up residence in the fortress; that is why it was called the City of David.

1 Chronicles 11:9
And 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 Millo, and went, and made Abimelech king, by the plain of the pillar that was in Shechem…

1 Kings 9:15
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, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.

1 Kings 11:27
And this was the cause that he lifted up his hand against the king: Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father.

repaired [heb] revived

Nehemiah 4:2
And he spake before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Jews? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice? will they make an end in a day? will they revive the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which are burned?









(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.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He built up
וַיִּ֤בֶן (way·yi·ḇen)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1129: To build

the city
הָעִיר֙ (hā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

around it,
מִסָּבִ֔יב (mis·sā·ḇîḇ)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

from
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

the supporting terraces
הַמִּלּ֖וֹא (ham·mil·lō·w)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4407: Millo -- a rampart, the citadel

to
וְעַד־ (wə·‘aḏ-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

the surrounding wall,
הַסָּבִ֑יב (has·sā·ḇîḇ)
Article | Adverb
Strong's 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

while Joab
וְיוֹאָ֕ב (wə·yō·w·’āḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3097: Joab -- 'the LORD is father', three Israelites

restored
יְחַיֶּ֖ה (yə·ḥay·yeh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2421: To live, to revive

the rest
שְׁאָ֥ר (šə·’ār)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7605: Rest, residue, remnant

of the city.
הָעִֽיר׃ (hā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement


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