2 Samuel 5:7

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

2 Samuel 5:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.
ESV
7 Nevertheless, David took the stronghold of Zion, that is, the city of David.
NLT
7 But David captured the fortress of Zion, which is now called the City of David.
MSG
7 But David went right ahead and captured the fortress of Zion, known ever since as the City of David.
CSB
7 Yet David did capture the stronghold of Zion, the city of David.

2 Samuel 5:7 In-Context

5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah thirty-three years.
6 The king and his men marched to Jerusalem to attack the Jebusites, 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.”
7 Nevertheless, David captured the fortress of Zion—which is the City of David.
8 On that day David had said, “Anyone who conquers the Jebusites will have to use the water shaft to reach those ‘lame and blind’ who are David’s enemies. ” That is why they say, “The ‘blind and lame’ will not enter the palace.”
9 David then took up residence in the fortress and called it the City of David. He built up the area around it, from the terraces inward.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Psalms 76:2
  • 2. Jeremiah 21:13
  • 3. 2 Samuel 6:12,16; 1 Kings 2:10; 1 Kings 8:1; Isaiah 29:1; Jeremiah 25:29
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