And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David: Thou shalt not come in here.
Besides the subduing of the Philistines and capture of Jebus, already mentioned, he conquered the Moabites.
The location of the several nations conquered by David and how the victories were won, especially the capture of Jebus.
trodden hard, or fastness, or "the waterless hill", the name of the Canaanitish city which stood on Mount Zion (Josh. 15:8; 18:16, 28). It is identified with Jerusalem (q.v.) in Judg. 19:10, and with the castle or city of David (1 Chr. 11:4,5). It was a place of great natural strength, and its capture was one of David's most brilliant achievements (2 Sam. 5:8).