The Bible in Its Traditions

1 Chronicles 11:4–9

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And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem--the same is Jebus--and the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, were there.

And the king and his men went to Jerusalem, this is Jebus; and there the Jebusites the inhabitants of the land said to David,

Then David and all of Israel went to Jerusalem. The same is Jebus, where the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, were.

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And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David: 'Thou shalt not come in hither.' Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion; the same is the city of David.

Thou shalt not enter in hither. But he took the strong hold of Sion: this is the city of David.

And those who were living in Jebus said to David: “You shall not enter here.” But David seized the stronghold of Zion, which is the city of David.

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And David said: 'Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites first shall be chief and captain.' And Joab the son of Zeruiah went up first, and was made chief.

And he said, “Whoever shall strike the Jebusites first, shall be ruler and commander.” And so Joab, the son of Zeruiah, ascended first, and he was made the leader.

And David said, Whoever smites a Jebusite person first shall be chief and commander of the army. So Joab the son of Zeruiah went up first, and King David appointed him chief and commander of the army.

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And David dwelt in the stronghold; therefore they called it the city of David.

Then David lived in the stronghold, and for this reason it was called the City of David.

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And he built the city round about, from Millo even round about; and Joab repaired the rest of the city.

And he fortified the city round about.

And David built the city round about, even from Millo, which is outside; and David gave the east side of the city to the rest of the people who were in the villages.

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And David waxed greater and greater; for YHWH of hosts was with him.

And David continued to increase, and the Lord Almighty was with him.

So David became greater and greater; and the LORD of hosts was with him.