And SatanH7854 stoodH5975 up againstH5921 Israel,H3478 and provokedH5496 DavidH1732 to numberH4487 Israel.H3478
And DavidH1732 saidH559 to JoabH3097 and to the rulersH8269 of the people,H5971 Go,H3212 numberH5608 IsraelH3478 from BeershebaH884 even to Dan;H1835 and bringH935 the numberH4557 of them to me, that I may knowH3045 it.
And JoabH3097 answered,H559 The LORDH3068 make his peopleH5971 an hundredH3967 timesH6471 soH1992 many moreH3254 as they be: but, my lordH113 the king,H4428 are they not allH3605 my lord'sH113 servants?H5650 whyH4100 then does my lordH113 requireH1245 thisH2063 thing? why will he be a cause of trespassH819 to Israel?H3478
Nevertheless the king'sH4428 wordH1697 prevailedH2388 againstH5921 Joab.H3097 Why JoabH3097 departed,H3318 and wentH1980 throughout allH3605 Israel,H3478 and cameH935 to Jerusalem.H3389
And JoabH3097 gaveH5414 the sumH4557 of the numberH4662 of the peopleH5971 to David.H1732 And allH3605 they of IsraelH3478 were a thousandH505 thousandH505 and an hundredH3967 thousandH505 menH376 that drewH8025 sword:H2719 and JudahH3063 was fourH702 hundredH3967 three scoreH7657 and ten thousandH505 menH376 that drewH8025 sword.H2719
But LeviH3878 and BenjaminH1144 countedH6485 he not amongH8432 them: for the king'sH4428 wordH1697 was abominableH8581 to Joab.H3097
And GodH430 was displeasedH3415 H5869 with thisH2088 thing;H1697 therefore he smoteH5221 Israel.H3478
And DavidH1732 saidH559 to God,H430 I have sinnedH2398 greatly,H3966 becauseH834 I have doneH6213 thisH2088 thing:H1697 but now,H6258 I beseechH4994 you, doH5674 awayH5674 the iniquityH5771 of your servant;H5650 for I have done veryH3966 foolishly.H5528
And the LORDH3068 spokeH1696 to Gad,H1410 David'sH1732 seer,H2374 saying,H559
GoH3212 and tellH1696 David,H1732 saying,H559 ThusH3541 saidH559 the LORD,H3068 I offerH5186 you threeH7969 things: chooseH977 you oneH259 of them, that I may doH6213 it to you.
So GadH1410 cameH935 to David,H1732 and saidH559 to him, ThusH3541 saidH559 the LORD,H3068 ChooseH6901 you
EitherH518 threeH7969 years'H8141 famine;H7458 or threeH7969 monthsH2320 to be destroyedH5595 beforeH6440 your foes,H6862 while that the swordH2719 of your enemiesH341 overtakesH5381 you; or elseH518 threeH7969 daysH3117 the swordH2719 of the LORD,H3068 even the pestilence,H1698 in the land,H776 and the angelH4397 of the LORDH3068 destroyingH7843 throughout allH3605 the coastsH1366 of Israel.H3478 NowH6258 therefore adviseH7200 yourself whatH4100 wordH1697 I shall bringH7725 againH7725 to him that sentH7971 me.
And DavidH1732 saidH559 to Gad,H1410 I am in a greatH3966 strait:H6887 let me fallH5307 nowH4994 into the handH3027 of the LORD;H3068 for veryH3966 greatH7227 are his mercies:H7356 but let me not fallH5307 into the handH3027 of man.H120
So the LORDH3068 sentH5414 pestilenceH1698 on Israel:H3478 and there fellH5307 of IsraelH3478 seventyH7657 thousandH505 men.H376
And GodH430 sentH7971 an angelH4397 to JerusalemH3389 to destroyH7843 it: and as he was destroying,H7843 the LORDH3068 beheld,H7200 and he repentedH5162 him of the evil,H7451 and saidH559 to the angelH4397 that destroyed,H7843 It is enough,H7227 stayH7503 nowH6258 your hand.H3027 And the angelH4397 of the LORDH3068 stoodH5975 by the threshing floorH1637 of OrnanH771 the Jebusite.H2983
And DavidH1732 liftedH5375 up his eyes,H5869 and sawH7200 the angelH4397 of the LORDH3068 standH5975 betweenH996 the earthH776 and the heaven,H8064 having a drawnH8025 swordH2719 in his handH3027 stretchedH5186 out overH5921 Jerusalem.H3389 Then DavidH1732 and the eldersH2205 of Israel, who were clothedH3680 in sackcloth,H8242 fellH5307 on their faces.H6440
And DavidH1732 saidH559 to God,H430 Is it not I that commandedH559 the peopleH5971 to be numbered?H4487 even I it is that have sinnedH2398 and done evilH7489 indeed; but as for theseH428 sheep,H6629 what have they done?H6213 let your hand,H3027 I prayH4994 you, O LORDH3068 my God,H430 be on me, and on my father'sH1 house;H1004 but not on your people,H5971 that they should be plagued.H4046
Then the angelH4397 of the LORDH3068 commandedH559 GadH1410 to sayH559 to David,H1732 that DavidH1732 should goH5927 up, and setH6965 up an altarH4196 to the LORDH3068 in the threshing floorH1637 of OrnanH771 the Jebusite.H2983
And DavidH1732 wentH5927 up at the sayingH1697 of Gad,H1410 whichH834 he spokeH1696 in the nameH8034 of the LORD.H3068
And OrnanH771 turnedH7725 back,H7725 and sawH7200 the angel;H4397 and his fourH702 sonsH1121 with him hidH2244 themselves. Now OrnanH771 was threshingH1758 wheat.H2406
And as DavidH1732 cameH935 to Ornan,H771 OrnanH771 lookedH5027 and sawH7200 David,H1732 and wentH3318 out of the threshing floor,H1637 and bowedH7812 himself to DavidH1732 with his faceH639 to the ground.H776
Then DavidH1732 saidH559 to Ornan,H771 GrantH5414 me the placeH4725 of this threshing floor,H1637 that I may buildH1129 an altarH4196 therein to the LORD:H3068 you shall grantH5414 it me for the fullH4392 price:H3701 that the plagueH4046 may be stayedH6113 from the people.H5971
And OrnanH771 saidH559 to David,H1732 TakeH3947 it to you, and let my lordH113 the kingH4428 doH6213 that which is good in his eyes:H5869 see,H7200 I giveH5414 you the oxenH1241 also for burntH5930 offerings, and the threshingH4173 instruments for wood,H6086 and the wheatH2406 for the meat offering;H4503 I giveH5414 it all.H3605
And kingH4428 DavidH1732 saidH559 to Ornan,H771 No;H3808 but I will trulyH7069 buyH7069 it for the fullH4392 price:H3701 for I will not takeH5375 that whichH834 is your for the LORD,H3068 nor offerH5927 burntH5930 offerings withoutH2600 cost.H2600
So DavidH1732 gaveH5414 to OrnanH771 for the placeH4725 sixH8337 hundredH3967 shekelsH8255 of goldH2091 by weight.H4948
And DavidH1732 builtH1129 thereH8033 an altarH4196 to the LORD,H3068 and offeredH5927 burntH5930 offerings and peaceH8002 offerings, and calledH7121 on the LORD;H3068 and he answeredH6030 him from heavenH8064 by fireH784 on the altarH4196 of burntH5930 offering.
And the LORDH3068 commandedH559 the angel;H4397 and he putH7725 up his swordH2719 againH7725 intoH413 the sheathH5084 thereof.
At that timeH6256 when DavidH1732 sawH7200 that the LORDH3068 had answeredH6030 him in the threshing floorH1637 of OrnanH771 the Jebusite,H2983 then he sacrificedH2076 there.H8033
For the tabernacleH4908 of the LORD,H3068 whichH834 MosesH4872 madeH6213 in the wilderness,H4057 and the altarH4196 of the burntH5930 offering, were at that seasonH6256 in the highH1116 place at Gibeon.H1391
But DavidH1732 couldH3201 not goH3212 beforeH6440 it to inquireH1875 of God:H430 for he was afraidH1204 becauseH6440 of the swordH2719 of the angelH4397 of the LORD.H3068