2 Samuel 24:15

“So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan even to Beersheba seventy thousand men.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

¶ So the Lord sent a pestilence vpon Israel, from the morning, euen to the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan euen to Beersheba, seuentie thousand men.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning until the appointed time, and seventy thousand men of the people from Dan to Beersheba died.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So Jehovah sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed; and there died of the people from Dan even to Beer-sheba seventy thousand men.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So David made selection of the disease; and the time was the days of the grain-cutting, when the disease came among the people, causing the death of seventy thousand men from Dan as far as Beer-sheba.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the set time; and there died of the people from Dan even to Beer-sheba seventy thousand men.
- Darby Bible

So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan even to Beer-sheba seventy thousand men.
- Webster's Bible

So Yahweh sent a pestilence on Israel from the morning even to the appointed time; and there died of the people from Dan even to Beersheba seventy thousand men.
- World English Bible

And Jehovah giveth a pestilence on Israel from the morning even unto the time appointed, and there die of the people, from Dan even unto Beer-Sheba, seventy thousand men,
- Youngs Literal Bible

So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed; and there died of the people from Dan even to Beer-sheba seventy thousand men.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for 2 Samuel 24

  • Mbongwa S. Hlanze for verse 17
    If people may know and understand that this verse says no blame must put on someone, only on self, that God may deal not worse with the sheep only the shepered,s leader s .
  • Oyinda
    When you sin and it affects those you love, you need mercy "Let us fall into the hand of God, for his mercies are great ".
  • Thelma Clair
    Sometimes bad things happen to us because of something somebody else does all those people plague and don 't know why they died
  • Rose tiras
    At least David realized there is plentious mercy with God than with man
  • Salomão for verse 3
    It seems Joab understood God 's purpose about this matter of numbering people!
  • Salomão for verse 2
    It is a call of attention for us, to watch our ego, David besides of giving thanks to God who cared the people he wanted to know how many people were under his kingdom! But the king of Israel always was and is God! watch your pride and become humble!

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