1 Chronicles 21:11
New International Version
So Gad went to David and said to him, "This is what the LORD says: 'Take your choice:

New Living Translation
So Gad came to David and said, “These are the choices the LORD has given you.

English Standard Version
So Gad came to David and said to him, “Thus says the LORD, ‘Choose what you will:

Berean Study Bible
So Gad went and said to David, “This is what the LORD says: ‘You must choose

King James Bible
So Gad came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Choose thee

New King James Version
So Gad came to David and said to him, “Thus says the LORD: ‘Choose for yourself,

New American Standard Bible
So Gad came to David and said to him, “This is what the LORD says: ‘Take for yourself

NASB 1995
So Gad came to David and said to him, "Thus says the LORD, 'Take for yourself

NASB 1977
So Gad came to David and said to him, “Thus says the LORD, ‘Take for yourself

Amplified Bible
So Gad came to David and said to him, “Thus says the LORD: ‘Choose for yourself

Christian Standard Bible
So Gad went to David and said to him, “This is what the LORD says: ‘Take your choice:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Gad went to David and said to him, "This is what the LORD says: 'Take your choice:

American Standard Version
So Gad came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith Jehovah, Take which thou wilt:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Gad the Prophet came to David and said to him: ‘Thus says LORD JEHOVAH: accept for yourself

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Gad came to David, and said to him, Thus saith the Lord, Choose for thyself,

Contemporary English Version
Gad went to David and told him: You must choose how the LORD will punish you:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when Gad was come to David, he said to him: Thus saith the Lord: choose which thou wilt:

English Revised Version
So Gad came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Take which thou wilt;

Good News Translation
Gad went to David, told him what the LORD had said, and asked, "Which is it to be?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Gad came to David, he said, "This is what the LORD says: 'Take your pick:

International Standard Version
Gad went to David and told him, "This is what the LORD says: 'Make a choice for yourself:

JPS Tanakh 1917
So Gad came to David, and said unto him: 'Thus saith the LORD: Take which thou wilt:

Literal Standard Version
And Gad comes to David and says to him, “Thus said YHWH: Take for yourself—

NET Bible
Gad went to David and told him, "This is what the LORD says: 'Pick one of these:

New Heart English Bible
So Gad came to David, and said to him, "Thus says the LORD, 'Take your choice:

World English Bible
So Gad came to David, and said to him, "Thus says Yahweh, 'Take your choice:

Young's Literal Translation
And Gad cometh in unto David, and saith to him, 'Thus said Jehovah, Take for thee --

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judgment for David's Sin
10“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.’ ” 11So Gad went and said to David, “This is what the LORD says: ‘You must choose 12between three years of famine, three months of being swept away before your enemies and overtaken by their swords, or three days of the sword of the LORD—days of plague upon the land, with the angel of the LORD ravaging every part of Israel.’ Now then, decide how I should reply to Him who sent me.”…

Cross References
1 Chronicles 21:10
"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 21:12
between three years of famine, three months of being swept away before your enemies and overtaken by their swords, or three days of the sword of the LORD--days of plague upon the land, with the angel of the LORD ravaging every part of Israel.' Now then, decide how I should reply to Him who sent me."


Treasury of Scripture

So Gad came to David, and said to him, Thus said the LORD, Choose you

choose thee [heb] Take to thee









(11) And said unto him.--Samuel has the pleonastic, "And told him, and said," &c.

The following curse from the Annals of Tiglath Pileser I. (circ. 1120 B.C.) well illustrates the three penalties proposed by God to David: "May Assur and Anum, the great gods my lords, mightily rebuke him and curse him with grievous curse . . . The overthrow of his army may they work! In presence of his foes may they make him dwell altogether! May Rimaron with evil pestilence his land cut off! Want of crops, famine, corpses, to his country may be cast!"

Thus saith the Lord, Choose thee.--Not in Samuel, which has instead a direct question: "Shall there come to thee seven years' famine in thy land?" Our "choose" (take) is a word of later use in Hebrew. The Syriac gives the same term (qabbel).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So Gad
גָ֖ד (ḡāḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1410: Gad -- a son of Jacob, also his tribe and its territory, also a prophet

went
וַיָּ֥בֹא (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

and said
וַיֹּ֥אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

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

“This is what
כֹּֽה־ (kōh-)
Adverb
Strong's 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

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

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

‘Take your choice
קַבֶּל־ (qab·bel-)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 6901: To receive, take


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