6 The king and his men marched to Jerusalem against the Jebusites h 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. i 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.” j For this reason it is said, “The blind and the lame will never enter the house.” k
5:8 Or temple, or palace
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