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2 Samuel 5:9

    2 Samuel 5:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So David dwelled in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And David dwelt in the stronghold, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So David took the strong tower for his living-place, naming it the town of David. And David took in hand the building of the town all round, starting from the Millo.

    Webster's Revision

    And David dwelt in the stronghold, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

    World English Bible

    David lived in the stronghold, and called it the city of David. David built around from Millo and inward.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And David dwelt in the strong hold, and called it the city of David. And David built round about from Millo and inward.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 5:9

    David dwelt in the fort - or stronghold, (as in 2 Samuel 5:7) i. e. eventually, when the buildings were completed, which may not have been for two or three years. Millo appears to have been a fortress of some kind, the northern defense of the city of David, and to have been a part of the original Canaanite defenses of Zion, as appears probable also from there having been a fortress called the house of Millo in the Canaanite city of Shechem. (Judges 9:6 note, and 2 Samuel 9:1-13 :20.) Millo may be the native name. Some identify it with the great platform called the Haram es Sherif.

    David built round about - Probably meaning built his own house and other houses and streets, all, in short, that caused it to be coiled the city of David. (Compare 1 Chronicles 11:8.) The buildings were within, on the south of Millo, so as to be protected by it on the north, as they were east, west. and south, by the precipitous ravines.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Samuel 5:9

    5:9 Millo - Which seems to have been the town - hall or, state - house, near the wall of the city of Zion.