New American Standard Bible
Nevertheless, David captured the stronghold of Zion, that is the city of David.
King James Bible
Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.
Darby Bible Translation
But David took the stronghold of Zion, which is the city of David.
World English Bible
Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion; the same is the city of David.
Young's Literal Translation
And David captureth the fortress of Zion, it is the city of David.
2 Samuel 5:7 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The stronghold of Zion - Or castle 1 Chronicles 11:5, 1 Chronicles 11:7. The ancient Zion was the hill on which the temple stood, and the castle seems to have been immediately to the north of the temple. The modern Zion lies to the southwest of the temple.
The same is the city of David - The name afterward given to it 2 Samuel 5:9, and by which it was known in the writer's time.
The life of David is naturally divided into epochs, of which we may avail ourselves for the more ready arrangement of our material. These are--his early years up to his escape from the court of Saul, his exile, the prosperous beginning of his reign, his sin and penitence, his flight before Absalom's rebellion, and the darkened end. We have but faint incidental traces of his life up to his anointing by Samuel, with which the narrative in the historical books opens. But perhaps the fact that the story …
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David
The Quotation in Matt. Ii. 6.
2 Samuel 5:8
David said on that day, "Whoever would strike the Jebusites, let him reach the lame and the blind, who are hated by David's soul, through the water tunnel." Therefore they say, "The blind or the lame shall not come into the house."
2 Samuel 5:9
So David lived in the stronghold and called it the city of David. And David built all around from the Millo and inward.
2 Samuel 6:12
Now it was told King David, saying, "The LORD has blessed the house of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, on account of the ark of God." David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom into the city of David with gladness.
2 Samuel 6:16
Then it happened as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David that Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.
1 Kings 2:10
Then David slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David.
1 Kings 8:1
Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel and all the heads of the tribes, the leaders of the fathers' households of the sons of Israel, to King Solomon in Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD from the city of David, which is Zion.
1 Kings 9:24
As soon as Pharaoh's daughter came up from the city of David to her house which Solomon had built for her, then he built the Millo.
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