David wins Jerusalem from the Jebusites
6 King David and his soldiers marched to Jerusalem. They went to attack the Jebusites who lived there. The Jebusites said to David, ‘You will never get into our city. Even blind men and those who are lame could keep you out.’
They thought, ‘David will never get in here.’
7 But David did get in and he took Zion, the city's strong place. It is now called ‘The City of David’.
8 On that day, David said to his men, ‘We must attack my enemies, the Jebusites. To do that we must go into the city through the water tunnel. Then we will see if their blind and lame people can stop us! I hate them all.’
5:8The water tunnel was a hole through the rock that took water into the city.
That is why people still say, ‘Anybody who is blind or lame must not go into the palace.’
5:8the palace >or the temple