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.