David Conquers Jerusalem(A)(B)

The king and his men marched to Jerusalem(C) to attack the Jebusites,(D) who lived there. The Jebusites said to David, “You will not get in here; even the blind and the lame can ward you off.” They thought, “David cannot get in here.” Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion(E)—which is the City of David.(F)

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Why do you boast of your valleys,
    boast of your valleys so fruitful?
Unfaithful Daughter Ammon,(A)
    you trust in your riches(B) and say,
    ‘Who will attack me?’(C)

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12 The kings of the earth did not believe,
    nor did any of the peoples of the world,
that enemies and foes could enter
    the gates of Jerusalem.(A)

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The pride(A) of your heart has deceived you,
    you who live in the clefts of the rocks[a](B)
    and make your home on the heights,
you who say to yourself,
    ‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’(C)
Though you soar like the eagle
    and make your nest(D) among the stars,
    from there I will bring you down,”(E)
declares the Lord.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Obadiah 1:3 Or of Sela