New Living Translation
But David was not able to go there to inquire of God, because he was terrified by the drawn sword of the angel of the LORD.
King James Bible
But David could not go before it to inquire of God: for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
But David could not go before it to inquire of God; for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of Jehovah.
World English Bible
But David couldn't go before it to inquire of God; for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
and David is not able to go before it to seek God, for he hath been afraid because of the sword of the messenger of Jehovah.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
21:30 Afraid - When he saw the angel stand with his drawn sword over Jerusalem, he durst not go away to Gibeon, lest the angel in the mean time should destroy Jerusalem: for the prevention whereof he thought it proper to worship God in that place, which he had consecrated by his special presence and acceptance.
1 Chronicles 21:29
At that time the Tabernacle of the LORD and the altar of burnt offering that Moses had made in the wilderness were located at the place of worship in Gibeon.
1 Chronicles 22:1
Then David said, "This will be the location for the Temple of the LORD God and the place of the altar for Israel's burnt offerings!"
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