2 Samuel 5:7

7 Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion—which is the City of David.

Read 2 Samuel 5:7 Using Other Translations

Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.
Nevertheless, David took the stronghold of Zion, that is, the city of David.
But David captured the fortress of Zion, which is now called the City of David.

What does 2 Samuel 5:7 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Samuel 5:7

Nevertheless, David took the strong hold of Zion
A fortress without the city, and separate from it, and which was very strong; and the taking it might facilitate the taking of the city, which yet as appears by what follows, was very difficult to do:

the same [is] the city of David;
it was afterwards so called, where he built an house, and dwelt.

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