2 Samuel 24:12
New International Version
"Go and tell David, 'This is what the LORD says: I am giving you three options. Choose one of them for me to carry out against you.'"

New Living Translation
“Go and say to David, ‘This is what the LORD says: I will give you three choices. Choose one of these punishments, and I will inflict it on you.’”

English Standard Version
“Go and say to David, ‘Thus says the LORD, Three things I offer you. Choose one of them, that I may do it to you.’”

Berean Study Bible
“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.’ ”

King James Bible
Go and say unto David, Thus saith the LORD, I offer thee three things; choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee.

New King James Version
“Go and tell David, ‘Thus says the LORD: “I offer you three things; choose one of them for yourself, that I may do it to you.” ’ ”

New American Standard Bible
“Go and speak to David, ‘This is what the LORD says: “I am imposing upon you three choices; choose for yourself one of them, and I will do it to you.”’”

NASB 1995
"Go and speak to David, 'Thus the LORD says, "I am offering you three things; choose for yourself one of them, which I will do to you."'"

NASB 1977
“Go and speak to David, ‘Thus the LORD says, “I am offering you three things; choose for yourself one of them, which I may do to you.”’”

Amplified Bible
“Go and say to David, ‘Thus says the LORD, “I am giving you three choices; select one of them for yourself, and I will do it to you.”’”

Christian Standard Bible
“Go and say to David, ‘This is what the LORD says: I am offering you three choices. Choose one of them, and I will do it to you.’ ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Go and say to David, 'This is what the LORD says: I am offering you three choices. Choose one of them, and I will do it to you.'"

American Standard Version
Go and speak unto David, Thus saith Jehovah, I offer thee three things: choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Go say to David: ‘Thus says LORD JEHOVAH, three evils I bring against you. Choose for yourself and I shall do it to you’”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thus saith the Lord, I bring one of three things upon thee: now choose thee one of them, and I will do it to thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Go, and say to David: Thus saith the Lord: I give thee thy choice of three things, choose one of them which thou wilt, that I may do it to thee.

English Revised Version
Go and speak unto David, Thus saith the LORD, I offer thee three things; choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Go and tell David, 'This is what the LORD says: I'm offering you three choices. Choose the one you want me to do to you.'"

International Standard Version
"Go tell David, 'This is what the LORD says: "I'm holding three choices out for you: pick one of them for yourself, and I will do it to you."'"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Go and speak unto David: Thus saith the LORD: I lay upon thee three things; choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee.'

Literal Standard Version
“Go, and you have spoken to David, Thus said YHWH: I am lifting up three [choices] for you, choose one of them, and I do [it] to you.”

NET Bible
"Go, tell David, 'This is what the LORD says: I am offering you three forms of judgment. Pick one of them and I will carry it out against you.'"

New Heart English Bible
"Go and speak to David, 'Thus says the LORD, "I offer you three things. Choose one of them, that I may do it to you."'"

World English Bible
"Go and speak to David, 'Thus says Yahweh, "I offer you three things. Choose one of them, that I may do it to you."'"

Young's Literal Translation
Go, and thou hast spoken unto David, Thus said Jehovah: Three -- I am lifting up for thee, choose thee one of them, and I do it to thee.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judgment for David's Sin
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.’” 13So Gad went and said to David, “Do you choose to endure three years of famine in your land, three months of fleeing the pursuit of your enemies, or three days of plague upon your land? Now then, think it over and decide how I should reply to Him who sent me.”…

Cross References
2 Samuel 24:11
When David got up in the morning, a revelation from the LORD had come to Gad the prophet, David's seer:

2 Samuel 24:13
So Gad went and said to David, "Do you choose to endure three years of famine in your land, three months of fleeing the pursuit of your enemies, or three days of plague upon your land? Now then, think it over and decide how I should reply to Him who sent me."

1 Chronicles 27:24
Joab son of Zeruiah began to count the men but did not finish. For because of this census wrath came upon Israel, and the number was not entered in the Book of the Chronicles of King David.


Treasury of Scripture

Go and say to David, Thus said the LORD, I offer you three things; choose you one of them, that I may do it to you.

I offer

1 Chronicles 21:10,11
Go and tell David, saying, Thus saith the LORD, I offer thee three things: choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee…

that I may

2 Samuel 12:9,10,14
Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon…

Leviticus 26:41,43
And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity: …

Job 5:17,18
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: …











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Go
הָל֞וֹךְ (hā·lō·wḵ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

and tell
וְדִבַּרְתָּ֣ (wə·ḏib·bar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

David
דָּוִ֗ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

that this is what
כֹּ֚ה (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

says:
אָמַ֣ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

‘I
אָנֹכִ֖י (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 595: I

am offering
נוֹטֵ֣ל (nō·w·ṭêl)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5190: To lift, to impose

you three [options].
שָׁלֹ֕שׁ (šā·lōš)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

Choose
בְּחַר־ (bə·ḥar-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 977: To try, select

one
אַֽחַת־ (’a·ḥaṯ-)
Number - feminine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

of them,
מֵהֶ֖ם (mê·hem)
Preposition-m | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

and I will carry it out
וְאֶֽעֱשֶׂה־ (wə·’e·‘ĕ·śeh-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

against you.’”
לָּֽךְ׃ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew


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