SEV Biblia, Chapter 24:1 Â¶ Y volvió el furor del SEÑOR a encenderse contra Israel, e incitó a David contra ellos a que dijese: Ve, cuenta a Israel y a Judá.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Samuel 24:1 Verse 1. He moved David against them] God could not be angry with David for numbering the people if he moved him to do it; but in the parallel place (1 Chron. xxi. 1) it is expressly said, Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel. David, in all probability, slackening in his piety and confidence toward God, and meditating some extension of his dominions without the Divine counsel or command, was naturally curious to know whether the number of fighting men in his empire was sufficient for the work which he had projected. See more on ver. 10. He therefore orders Joab and the captains to take an exact account of all the effective men in Israel and Judah. God is justly displeased with this conduct, and determines that the props of his vain ambition shall be taken away, either by famine, war, or pestilence.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. And again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel , etc.] It had been kindled, and appeared before in sending a three years’ famine among them for Saul’s ill usage of the Gibeonites, ( 2 Samuel 21:1); and now it broke forth again, either for some secret sins committed, as Kimchi suggests, or for the rebellion of Absalom, and the insurrection of Sheba, in which multitudes of them joined; so Abarbinel; no doubt there was cause for it, though it is not expressed: and he moved David against them ; not the Lord, but Satan, as may be supplied from ( 1 Chronicles 21:1); or “it moved him”; the anger of the Lord, as the last mentioned writer interprets it; or the heart of David, as Ben Gersom; that is, the evil imagination of his heart, as Kimchi; the Lord left him to the corruption of his nature, sometimes called Satan, ( Corinthians 12:7); which wrought powerfully in him, and stirred him up to take a step contrary to the interest of Israel, and what was prejudicial to them, as the event showed: it moved him to say; to Joab and his captains: go, number Israel and Judah : not all the individuals, but such as were fit for war, able to bear arms, (see 2 Samuel 24:9).
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-9 - For the people's sin David was left to act wrong, and in his chastisement they received punishment. This example throws light upo God's government of the world, and furnishes a useful lesson. The prid of David's heart, was his sin in numbering of the people. He though thereby to appear the more formidable, trusting in an arm of flesh mor than he should have done, and though he had written so much of trustin in God only. God judges not of sin as we do. What appears to u harmless, or, at least, but a small offence, may be a great sin in the eye of God, who discerns the thoughts and intents of the heart. Eve ungodly men can discern evil tempers and wrong conduct in believers, of which they themselves often remain unconscious. But God seldom allow those whom he loves the pleasures they sinfully covet.
Original Hebrew ויסף 3254 אף 639 יהוה 3068 לחרות 2734 בישׂראל 3478 ויסת 5496 את 853 דוד 1732 בהם לאמר 559 לך 1980 מנה 4487 את 853 ישׂראל 3478 ואת 853 יהודה׃ 3063