1 Chr 11:5

11:5 Nevertheless, David took the stronghold. David’s success is demonstrated by reporting the conquest and fortification of his capital city. Successful building projects often displayed the blessing of God on a king. See notes 2 Chr. 2:1–8:16; 11:5–12; 14:6, 7; 17:12; 26:9; 27:3, 4; 32:27–29.