2 Samuel 5:7

7 Nevertheless, David took the stronghold of Zion, 1that is, the city of David.

2 Samuel 5:7 Meaning and Commentary

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.

2 Samuel 5:7 In-Context

5 At Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and at Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah thirty-three years.
6 And the king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who said to David, "You will not come in here, but the blind and the lame will ward you off"--thinking, "David cannot come in here."
7 Nevertheless, David took the stronghold of Zion, that is, the city of David.
8 And David said on that day, "Whoever would strike the Jebusites, let him get up the water shaft to attack 'the lame and the blind,' who are hated by David's soul." Therefore it is said, "The blind and the lame shall not come into the house."
9 And David lived in the stronghold and called it the city of David. And David built the city all around from the Millo inward.

Cross References 1

  • 1. 2 Samuel 6:12, 16
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