2 Samuel 5:5-9
Holman Christian Standard Bible
5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned 33 years over all Israel and Judah.
6 The king and his men marched to Jerusalem against the Jebusites(A) who inhabited the land. The Jebusites had said to David: “You will never get in here. Even the blind and lame can repel you”; thinking, “David can’t get in here.”
7 Yet David did capture the stronghold of Zion, that is, the city of David.(B) 8 He said that day, “Whoever attacks the Jebusites must go through the water shaft to reach the lame and the blind who are despised by David.”[a] For this reason it is said, “The blind and the lame will never enter the house.”[b]
9 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.Read full chapter