2 Samuel 5:9
New International Version
David then took up residence in the fortress and called it the City of David. He built up the area around it, from the terraces inward.

New Living Translation
So David made the fortress his home, and he called it the City of David. He extended the city, starting at the supporting terraces and working inward.

English Standard Version
And David lived in the stronghold and called it the city of David. And David built the city all around from the Millo inward.

Berean Study Bible
So David took up residence in the fortress and called it the City of David. He built it up all the way around, from the supporting terraces inward.

New American Standard Bible
So David lived in the stronghold and called it the city of David. And David built all around from the Millo and inward.

New King James Version
Then David dwelt in the stronghold, and called it the City of David. And David built all around from the Millo and inward.

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.

Christian Standard Bible
David took up residence in the stronghold, which he named the city of David. He built it up all the way around from the supporting terraces inward.

Good News Translation
After capturing the fortress, David lived in it and named it "David's City." He built the city around it, starting at the place where land was filled in on the east side of the hill.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David took up residence in the stronghold, which he named the city of David. He built it up all the way around from the supporting terraces inward.

International Standard Version
David occupied the fortress, naming it the City of David. He built up the surroundings from the terrace ramparts inward.

NET Bible
So David lived in the fortress and called it the City of David. David built all around it, from the terrace inwards.

New Heart English Bible
David lived in the stronghold, and called it the City of David. And he built a city all around from the Millo and inward.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David dwelt in the stronghold, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

New American Standard 1977
So David lived in the stronghold, and called it the city of David. And David built all around from the Millo and inward.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So David dwelt in the fortress and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

King James 2000 Bible
So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built all around from Millo inward.

American King James Version
So David dwelled in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

American Standard Version
And David dwelt in the stronghold, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David dwelt in the hold, and it was called the city of David, and he built the city itself round about from the citadel, and he built his own house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David dwelt in the castle, and called it, The city of David: and built round about from Mello and inwards.

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.

English Revised Version
And David dwelt in the strong hold, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

Webster's Bible Translation
So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built around from 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,
Study Bible
David Conquers Jerusalem
8On that day he said, “Whoever attacks the Jebusites must use the water shaft to reach the lame and blind who are despised by David.” That is why it is said, “The blind and the lame will never enter the palace.” 9So David took up residence in the fortress and called it the City of David. He built it up all the way around, from the supporting terraces inward. 10And David became greater and greater, for the LORD God of Hosts was with him.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 5:7
Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion (that is, the City of David).

2 Samuel 5:8
On that day he said, "Whoever attacks the Jebusites must use the water shaft to reach the lame and blind who are despised by David." That is why it is said, "The blind and the lame will never enter the palace."

1 Kings 9:15
This is the account of the forced labor that King Solomon imposed to build the house of the LORD, his own palace, the supporting terraces, and the wall of Jerusalem, as well as Hazor, Megiddo, and Gezer.

1 Kings 9:24
As soon as Pharaoh's daughter had come up from the City of David to the palace that Solomon had built for her, he built the supporting terraces.

2 Kings 12:20
And the servants of Joash rose up and formed a conspiracy and killed him at Beth-millo, on the road down to Silla.

Psalm 122:3
Jerusalem is built up as a city united together,

Isaiah 29:1
Woe to you, O Ariel, Ariel, the city where David camped! Year upon year let your festivals recur.

Treasury of Scripture

So David dwelled in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

city

2 Samuel 5:7
Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.

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 9:15,24
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.







Lexicon
So David
דָּוִד֙ (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

took up residence
וַיֵּ֤שֶׁב (way·yê·šeḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

in the fortress
בַּמְּצֻדָ֔ה (bam·mə·ṣu·ḏāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4686: A net, capture, a fastness

and called
וַיִּקְרָא־ (way·yiq·rā-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

it
לָ֖הּ (lāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

the City
עִ֣יר (‘îr)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

of David.
דָּוִ֑ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

He
דָּוִד֙ (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

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

all the way around,
סָבִ֔יב (sā·ḇîḇ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

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

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

inward.
וָבָֽיְתָה׃ (wā·ḇā·yə·ṯāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house
(9) The fort.--The same word as strong hold in 2Samuel 5:7.

Millo.--A word always used in Hebrew with the definite article (except in Judges 9:6; Judges 9:20), the Millo. It is probably an old Canaanitish name for the fortification on the northern end of Mount Zion, "inward" from which the palace was situated. Subsequent kings, as Solomon (1Kings 11:27) and Hezekiah (2Chronicles 32:5), saw its importance and added to its strength. On all other sides Zion was protected by precipitous ravines. There is, however, some difference of opinion about the topography of ancient Jerusalem.

Verse 9. - David dwelt in the fort. It was the stronghold or citadel of Zion which David took for his abode; but as he needed space for the dwellings of his mighty men, and for those who would soon flock for trade and security to the capital, David proceeded to fortify the whole of the summit. His works began from "the Millo," rendered "the citadel" by the LXX. Many, deriving the name from a Hebrew root signifying to fill, think that it was a mound, but Nature had herself supplied fit heights for defence, and it is evident that the place was called "the Millo" when David captured the city. We find "Beth-Millo" also in Judges 9:6, 20, where it signifies those who held the citadel of Shechem; and this Mills at Jerusalem was without doubt the old Jebusite keep, and the explanation of its name must be sought in the Jebusite language. As it formed one of the strongest defences of the city, it was rebuilt by Solomon (1 Kings 9:24; 1 Kings 11:27), and repaired by Hezekiah (2 Chronicles 32:5) in preparation for the Assyrian attack. Probably it stood at a corner, whence the phrase, "round about from the Millo and inward," or, as it is expressed in 1 Chronicles 11:8, "from the Millo inward," that is, starting from. the Millo, the walls enclosed the space behind it. In the parallel place (1 Chronicles 11:8) we find an interesting addition to the narrative, namely, that "Joab repaired the rest of the city." It appears from this that the Jebusites had occupied a good deal of the ground with their habitations, though probably the number of the tribe was not great; or possibly there remained old buildings which were the remains of the Hittite city, and which, being of massive construction, were easily made fit once again for human habitation. We see also proof of Joab's great ability in peace as well as in war. He it was who had captured the stronghold, and it was now his office to arrange the streets and plan of the city, and to assign dwellings to David's mighty men. This would be a work sure to cause jealousy and heart burnings, and no one but Joab, their old commander, could have satisfied them. We find that he assigned to one of them, Uriah the Hittite, a space of ground for a dwelling close to the royal palace. We may suppose, then, that David was now fully reconciled to the "hard sons of Zeruiah" (2 Samuel 3:39), and in the stern wars which followed David's election, he needed and had the full benefit of their vigour and ability. 5:6-10 The enemies of God's people are often very confident of their own strength, and most secure when their day to fall draws nigh. But the pride and insolence of the Jebusites animated David, and the Lord God of hosts was with him. Thus in the day of God's power, Satan's strong-hold, the human heart, is changed into a habitation of God through the Spirit, and into a throne on which the Son of David rules, and brings every thought into obedience to himself. May He thus come, and claim, and cleanse, each of our hearts; and, destroying every idol, may he reign there for ever!
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