Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 5:7

Nevertheless, David captured the stronghold of Zion, that is the city of David.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Jebusites;   Jerusalem;   Zion;   Thompson Chain Reference - David;   Jerusalem;   Mountains;   Zion;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Jerusalem;   Mountains;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Joab;   Zion or Sion;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Benjamin;   City;   David;   Israel;   Jebusites;   Jerusalem;   Zion;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Devote, Devoted;   Jerusalem;   Psalms, Theology of;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Canaanites;   Fenced Cities;   Jerusalem;   Joab;   Zion;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Fenced Cities;   Jebus;   Jerusalem;   Holman Bible Dictionary - City of David;   David, City of;   Hold;   Jerusalem;   Samuel, Books of;   Temple of Jerusalem;   Tribes of Israel, the;   Zion;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Castle;   City;   David;   Fortification and Siegecraft;   Israel;   Jebus, Jebusites;   Jerusalem;   Samuel, Books of;   Solomon;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - David, City of;   Fortress;   Jerusalem ;   Zion, Sion, Mount Zion;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Jebus;   Jerusalem;   Zion;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Division of the Earth;   Jerusalem;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - City;   Jebus;   Jerusalem;   Joab;   Samuel, Books of;   Zion;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Jebusites;   Jerusalem;   Samuel, Books of;   War;  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole 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.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:7". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-samuel-5.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

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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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:7". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-5.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

the stronghold of Zion — Whether Zion be the southwestern hill commonly so-called, or the peak now level on the north of the temple mount, it is the towering height which catches the eye from every quarter - “the hill fort,” “the rocky hold” of Jerusalem.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:7". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/2-samuel-5.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 5:7 Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same [is] the city of David.

Ver. 7. Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion.] And the rather for their carnal confidence which God had rejected, and David soon after confuted; wherein also he became a lively type of Christ, perfectly triumphing over all our enemies, and treading Satan under our feet. [Romans 16:20]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:7". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-5.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

The strong hold of Zion; either,

1. A very strong fort which fitly had built upon Mount Zion; which being taken, the city quickly yielded. Or,

2. The city of Zion, which was very strongly fortified.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:7". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-5.html. 1685.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Castle: "the lower city," (Josephus) spread over Mount Sion.

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:7". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-samuel-5.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

the strong hold of Zion: i.e. the hill of Ophel, immediately south of Moriah.

Zion. First occurrence. Occurs 154 times in O.T. (7 x 22, App-10); used later (especially in prophecy) of the whole city. See App-68.

the City of David. Which is on Jebus, therefore, and not on the west side. First occurrence. Occurs forty times in O.T. Used of Zion five times (2 Samuel 5:7, 2 Samuel 5:9; 1 Kings 8:1. 1 Chronicles 11:5. 2 Chronicles 5:2).

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:7". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-samuel-5.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.

Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion, [ m

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:7". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-samuel-5.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.
Zion
Psalms 2:6; 9:11; 48:12; 51:18; 87:2; 132:13; Isaiah 12:6; 59:20; Micah 4:2; Romans 9:33; Hebrews 12:22; Revelation 14:1
the same
9; 6:10; 1 Kings 2:10; 3:1; 8:1; 1 Chronicles 11:7; 2 Chronicles 5:2; 24:16
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 11:29 - General1 Kings 11:27 - the city;  Nehemiah 3:15 - the stairs;  Nehemiah 12:37 - the stairs;  Psalm 20:2 - out;  Jeremiah 21:13 - Who;  Micah 4:8 - the strong;  Zephaniah 1:10 - from

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:7". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-5.html.