I will make Rabbah a pasture for camels and Ammon a sheepfold. Then you will know that I am the LORD."
(Only Og king of Bashan was left of the remnant of the Rephaim. His bed was made of iron. Isn't it in Rabbah of the Ammonites? It is 13 feet six inches long and six feet wide by a standard measure.)
Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and captured the royal fortress.
Therefore look, the days are coming-- [this is] the LORD's declaration-- when I will make the shout of battle heard against Rabbah of the Ammonites. It will become a desolate mound, and its villages will be burned down. Israel will dispossess their dispossessors, says the LORD.
Therefore, I will set fire to the walls of Rabbah, and it will consume its citadels. There will be shouting on the day of battle and a violent wind on the day of the storm.
David took up residence in the stronghold, which he named the city of David. He built it up all the way around from the supporting terraces inward.
Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the Corner Gate, the Valley Gate, and the corner buttress, and he fortified them.
Then Hezekiah strengthened his position by rebuilding the entire broken-down wall and heightening the towers and the other outside wall. He repaired the supporting terraces of the city of David, and made an abundance of weapons and shields.
After this, he built the outer wall of the city of David from west of Gihon in the valley to the entrance of the Fish Gate; he brought it around the Ophel, and he heightened it considerably. He also placed military commanders in all the fortified cities of Judah.
Go around Zion, encircle it; count its towers,
note its ramparts; tour its citadels so that you can tell a future generation:
[A song of ascents.] Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion. It cannot be shaken; it remains forever.
Jerusalem-- the mountains surround her. And the LORD surrounds His people, both now and forever.
You counted the houses of Jerusalem so that you could tear them down to fortify the wall.
The kings of the earth and all the world's inhabitants did not believe that an enemy or adversary could enter Jerusalem's gates.