8 He built up the city around it, from the terraces[1] to the surrounding wall, while Joab restored the rest of the city.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Chronicles 11:8

Commentary on 1 Chronicles 11:1-9

(Read 1 Chronicles 11:1-9)

David was brought to possess the throne of Israel after he had reigned seven years in Hebron, over Judah only. God's counsels will be fulfilled at last, whatever difficulties lie in the way. The way to be truly great, is to be really useful, to devote all our talents to the Lord.