2 Samuel 5:9

5:9 So David lived in the fortress and called it the City of David. David built all around it, from the terrace inwards.

2 Samuel 5:17

Conflict with the Philistines

5:17 When the Philistines heard that David had been designated king over Israel, they all went up to search for David. When David heard about it, he went down to the fortress.

2 Samuel 23:14

23:14 David was in the stronghold at the time, while a Philistine garrison was in Bethlehem.

tn Heb “anointed.”

tn Heb “all the Philistines.”

map For location see Map5-B1; Map7-E2; Map8-E2; Map10-B4.