But David captured the fortress of Zion (that is, the city of David).
Then David passed away 1 and was buried in the city of David. 2
When Saul recognized David’s voice, he said, “Is that your voice, my son David?” David replied, “Yes, it’s my voice, my lord the king.”
So David lived in the fortress and called it the City of David. David built all around it, from the terrace inwards.
So David was no longer willing to bring the ark of the Lord to be with him in the City of David. David left it in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.
David placed garrisons in the territory of the Arameans of Damascus; the Arameans became David’s subjects and brought tribute. The Lord protected 1 David wherever he campaigned. 2
When David saw that his servants were whispering to one another, he 1 realized that the child was dead. So David asked his servants, “Is the child dead?” They replied, “Yes, he’s dead.”
The residents of Jebus said to David, “You cannot invade this place!” But David captured the fortress of Zion (that is, the City of David).
David placed garrisons in the territory of the Arameans of Damascus; 1 the Arameans became David’s subjects and brought tribute. The Lord protected 2 David wherever he campaigned. 3
When David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David; he came out from the threshing floor and bowed to David with his face 1 to the ground.
and Saul threw the spear, thinking, “I’ll nail David to the wall!” But David escaped from him on two different occasions.
and called David’s enemies to account.” So Jonathan made a covenant 1 with the house of David. 2
David realized 1 that Saul had come out to seek his life; at that time David was in Horesh in the desert of Ziph.
So David’s servants went and spoke all these words to Nabal in David’s name. Then they paused.
David retrieved everything the Amalekites had taken; he 1 also rescued his two wives.
His sixth son was Ithream, born to David’s wife Eglah. These sons 1 were all born to David in Hebron.
Now David, wearing a linen ephod, was dancing with all his strength before the Lord. 1
David reigned over all Israel; he guaranteed justice for all his people. 1
When David got up the next morning, the Lord had already spoken 1 to Gad the prophet, David’s seer:
David lived in the fortress; for this reason it is called the City of David.