1 Chronicles 11:7
New International Version
David then took up residence in the fortress, and so it was called the City of David.

New Living Translation
David made the fortress his home, and that is why it is called the City of David.

English Standard Version
And David lived in the stronghold; therefore it was called the city of David.

Berean Study Bible
So David took up residence in the fortress; that is why it was called the City of David.

King James Bible
And David dwelt in the castle; therefore they called it the city of David.

New King James Version
Then David dwelt in the stronghold; therefore they called it the City of David.

New American Standard Bible
Then David lived in the stronghold; therefore it was called the city of David.

NASB 1995
Then David dwelt in the stronghold; therefore it was called the city of David.

NASB 1977
Then David dwelt in the stronghold; therefore it was called the city of David.

Amplified Bible
Then David lived in the stronghold; so it was called the City of David.

Christian Standard Bible
Then David took up residence in the stronghold; therefore, it was called the city of David.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then David took up residence in the stronghold; therefore, it was called the city of David.

American Standard Version
And David dwelt in the stronghold; therefore they called it the city of David.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And David dwelt in the towns of Zion, because of this, they were calling them the towns of David.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David dwelt in the strong hold; therefore he called it the city of David.

Contemporary English Version
Later, David moved to the fortress--that's why it's called the City of David.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David dwelt in the castle, and therefore it was called the city of David.

English Revised Version
And David dwelt in the strong hold; therefore they called it the city of David.

Good News Translation
Because David went to live in the fortress, it came to be called "David's City."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David lived in the fortress, so it was called the City of David.

International Standard Version
David occupied the fortress, so it was named the City of David after him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David dwelt in the stronghold; therefore they called it the city of David.

Literal Standard Version
And David dwells in the fortress, therefore they have called it the City of David;

NET Bible
David lived in the fortress; for this reason it is called the City of David.

New Heart English Bible
David lived in the stronghold; therefore they called it the City of David.

World English Bible
David lived in the stronghold; therefore they called it the city of David.

Young's Literal Translation
And David dwelleth in the fortress, therefore they have called it, 'City of David;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
David Conquers Jerusalem
6Now David had said, “Whoever is the first to strike down a Jebusite will become chief commander.” And Joab son of Zeruiah went up first, and he became the chief. 7So David took up residence in the fortress; that is why it was called the City of David. 8He built up the city around it, from the supporting terraces to the surrounding wall, while Joab restored the rest of the city.…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 11:6
Now David had said, "Whoever is the first to strike down a Jebusite will become chief commander." And Joab son of Zeruiah went up first, and he became the chief.

1 Chronicles 11:8
He built up the city around it, from the supporting terraces to the surrounding wall, while Joab restored the rest of the city.


Treasury of Scripture

And David dwelled in the castle; therefore they called it the city of David.

David dwelt

Psalm 2:6
Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

the city of David

1 Chronicles 11:5
And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, Thou shalt not come hither. Nevertheless David took the castle of Zion, which is the city of David.

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









(7) Castle.--Stronghold, fastness. (Comp. 2Samuel 5:7.) In 1Chronicles 11:5 the form is mec-d?h, here it is the rare masculine form, mec?d: comp. Ar. macad, cacumen montis.

They called it.--Samuel (Hebrew), "one called it;" both in a general sense.

City.--Comp. Greek, polis = acropolis.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So David
דָּוִ֖יד (dā·wîḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

took up residence
וַיֵּ֥שֶׁב (way·yê·šeḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

in the fortress;
בַּמְצָ֑ד (bam·ṣāḏ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4679: Fastness, a stronghold

that is why
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

it was called
קָרְאוּ־ (qā·rə·’ū-)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

the City
עִ֥יר (‘îr)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5892: Excitement

of David.
דָּוִֽיד׃ (dā·wîḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse


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