2 Samuel 24:11
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New International Version
Before David got up the next morning, the word of the LORD had come to Gad the prophet, David's seer:

New Living Translation
The next morning the word of the LORD came to the prophet Gad, who was David's seer. This was the message:

English Standard Version
And when David arose in the morning, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Gad, David’s seer, saying,

Berean Study Bible
When David got up in the morning, a revelation from the LORD had come to Gad the prophet, David’s seer:

New American Standard Bible
When David arose in the morning, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,

King James Bible
For when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,

Christian Standard Bible
When David got up in the morning, the word of the LORD had come to the prophet Gad, David's seer:

Contemporary English Version
Before David even got up the next morning, the LORD had told David's prophet Gad

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When David got up in the morning, a revelation from the LORD had come to the prophet Gad, David's seer:"

International Standard Version
Before David arose the next morning, this message from the LORD came to Gad, David's seer:

NET Bible
When David got up the next morning, the LORD had already spoken to Gad the prophet, David's seer:

New Heart English Bible
When David rose up in the morning, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When David got up in the morning, the LORD spoke his word to the prophet Gad, David's seer.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when David rose up in the morning, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying:

New American Standard 1977
When David arose in the morning, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Gad, David’s seer, saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And in the morning when David had risen, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
And when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,

American King James Version
For when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,

American Standard Version
And when David rose up in the morning, the word of Jehovah came unto the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David arose in the morning, and the word of the Lord came to Gad the prophet and the seer of David, saying:

Darby Bible Translation
And when David arose in the morning, the word of Jehovah came to the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,

English Revised Version
And when David rose up in the morning, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
For when David had risen in the morning, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,

World English Bible
When David rose up in the morning, the word of Yahweh came to the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And David riseth in the morning, and the word of Jehovah hath been unto Gad the prophet, seer of David, saying,
Study Bible
Judgment for David's Sin
10After David had numbered the troops, his conscience was stricken and he said to the LORD, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. Now, O LORD, I beg You to take away the iniquity of Your servant, for I have acted very foolishly.” 11When David got up in the morning, a revelation from the LORD had come to Gad the prophet, David’s seer: 12“Go and tell David that this is what the LORD says: ‘I am offering you three options. Choose one of them, and I will carry it out against you.’”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 9:9
(Formerly in Israel, a man on his way to inquire of God would say, "Come, let us go to the seer," for the prophet of today was formerly called the seer.)

1 Samuel 22:5
Then the prophet Gad said to David, "Do not stay in the stronghold. Depart and go into the land of Judah." So David left and went to the forest of Hereth.

2 Samuel 24:12
"Go and tell David that this is what the LORD says: 'I am offering you three options. Choose one of them, and I will carry it out against you.'"

1 Chronicles 21:9
And the LORD instructed Gad, David's seer,

1 Chronicles 25:5
All these sons of Heman, the king's seer, were given to him through the promises of God to exalt him. For God gave Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

1 Chronicles 29:29
Now the acts of King David, from first to last, they are indeed written in the Chronicles of Samuel the Seer, the Chronicles of Nathan the Prophet, and the Chronicles of Gad the Seer,

2 Chronicles 29:25
Hezekiah stationed the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, harps, and lyres according to the command of David, of Gad the king's seer, and of Nathan the prophet. For the command had come from the LORD through His prophets.

Treasury of Scripture

For when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,

Gad

1 Samuel 22:5 And the prophet Gad said to David, Abide not in the hold; depart, …

1 Chronicles 2:19 And when Azubah was dead, Caleb took to him Ephrath, which bore him Hur.

1 Chronicles 29:29 Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are …

seer

1 Samuel 9:9 (Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, thus he …







(1l) For when David.--Read, and when. There is no suggestion in the original, as seems to be implied in the English, that David's repentance was in consequence of the visit of Gad; on the contrary, it was in consequence of his repentance and confession that the prophet was sent to him.

The prophet Gad.--This prophet has not been mentioned since his warning to David to return from the land of Moab (1Samuel 22:5); but he had probably been all along one of David's counsellors. From 1Chronicles 29:29 it is not unlikely that this account was written by Gad.

Verse 11. - For when, etc.; Hebrew, and David arose in the morning, and a word of Jehovah came unto Gad, a seer of David, saying. The visit of the seer was the result of David's repentance, and not its cause. And he was sent in mercy, that, after such punishment as would cure both king and people of their folly, there might be for both forgiveness. The name for seer is not roeh, the old word used in 1 Samuel 9:9, and which simply means "one who sees;" but chozeh, a gazer, one who looks with fixed eyes, that penetrate into the hidden world. For when David was up in the morning,.... Which it is probable was very early, he not being able to sleep through the distress of mind he was in; for the words should be rendered, "and David arose in the morning" (c), for, as we render them, they seem to imply as if he had no sense of his sin before the prophet came to him next mentioned; whereas it was in the night he had been under the conviction of it, and had acknowledged it, and prayed for the pardon of it; upon which the prophet was sent to acquaint him what was the will of God concerning him:

the word of the Lord came unto the prophet Gad, David's seer; with whom he had used to advise about the will of God on various occasions, though in this he had neglected to consult him; the Targum calls it the word of prophecy from the Lord:

saying; as follows.

(c) "et surrexit", Pagninus, Montanus, &c. 24:10-15 It is well, when a man has sinned, if he has a heart within to smite him for it. If we confess our sins, we may pray in faith that God would forgive them, and take away, by pardoning mercy, that sin which we cast away by sincere repentance. What we make the matter of our pride, it is just in God to take from us, or make bitter to us, and make it our punishment. This must be such a punishment as the people have a large share in, for though it was David's sin that opened the sluice, the sins of the people all contributed to the flood. In this difficulty, David chose a judgment which came immediately from God, whose mercies he knew to be very great, rather than from men, who would have triumphed in the miseries of Israel, and have been thereby hardened in their idolatry. He chose the pestilence; he and his family would be as much exposed to it as the poorest Israelite; and he would continue for a shorter time under the Divine rebuke, however severe it was. The rapid destruction by the pestilence shows how easily God can bring down the proudest sinners, and how much we owe daily to the Divine patience.



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