II Samuel 5:6-16 David Takes Jerusalem And Dwells There.
David’s first campaign as King over both Judah and Israel was the conquest of Jerusalem. The Jebusites who inhabited the city were arrogant and boastful, mocking the people of God and David, that the blind and lame could repel them, but in the end they took the city (vv. 6-7). As motivation, before making the charge against the city, David promised to make chief and captain whoever climbed up by the way of the water shaft and defeated the Jebusites (v. 8). David would move his dwelling place here and called it ‘the city of David’ (v. 9). “So David went on and became great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him” (v. 10). Finally, when Hiram king of Tyre came and built him a house that “David knew that the LORD had established him as king over Israel, and that He had exalted his kingdom for the sake of his people Israel” (v. 12). However, David also took more wives and concubines. As a consequence, he had many more sons and daughters (vv. 13-16).