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New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

1 Chronicles 11:4–9

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Jerusalem, Capital City

4 Then David and all Israel went to Jerusalem (athat is, Jebus); and the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, were there.

5 The inhabitants of Jebus said to David, “You shall not enter here.” Nevertheless David captured the stronghold of Zion (that is, the city of David).

6 Now David had said, “Whoever strikes down a Jebusite first shall be chief and commander.” aJoab the son of Zeruiah went up first, so he became chief.

7 Then David dwelt in the stronghold; therefore it was called the city of David.

8 He 1built the city all around, from the 2Millo even to the surrounding area; and Joab 3repaired the rest of the city.

9 aDavid became greater and greater, for the Lord of hosts was with him.

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Or fortified

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I.e. citadel

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Lit revived

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