1 H3254 And again H639 the anger H3068 of the Lord H2734 was kindled H3478 against Israel, H5496 and he moved H1732 David H559 against them to say, H3212 Go, H4487 number H3478 Israel H3063 and Judah.
2 H4428 For the king H559 said H3097 to Joab H8269 the captain H2428 of the army, H7751 which was with him, Go now through H7626 all the tribes H3478 of Israel, H1835 from Dan H884 even to Beer–sheba, H6485 and number H5971 you the people, H3045 that I may know H4557 the number H5971 of the people.
3 H3097 And Joab H559 said H4428 unto the king, H3068 Now the Lord H430 your God H3254 add H5971 unto the people, H1992 however many H3967 they be, a hundred times, H5869 and that the eyes H113 of my lord H4428 the king H7200 may see H113 it: but why does my lord H4428 the king H2654 delight H1697 in this thing?
4 H4428 Nevertheless the king's H1697 word H2388 prevailed H3097 against Joab, H8269 and against the captains H2428 of the army. H3097 And Joab H8269 and the captains H2428 of the army H3318 went out H6440 from the presence H4428 of the king, H6485 to number H5971 the people H3478 of Israel.
5 H5674 And they passed over H3383 Jordan, H2583 and pitched H6177 in Aroer, H3225 on the right side H5892 of the city H8432 that lies in the middle H5158 of the river H1410 of Gad, H3270 and toward Jazer:
6 H935 Then they came H1568 to Gilead, H776 and to the land H8483 of Tahtim–hodshi; H935 and they came H1842 to Dan–jaan, H5439 and about H6721 to Zidon,
7 H935 And came H4013 to the strong hold H6865 of Tyre, H5892 and to all the cities H2340 of the Hivites, H3669 and of the Canaanites: H3318 and they went out H5045 to the south H3063 of Judah, H884 even to Beer–sheba.
8 H7751 So when they had gone H776 through all the land, H935 they came H3389 to Jerusalem H7097 at the end H8672 of nine H2320 months H6242 and twenty H3117 days.
9 H3097 And Joab H5414 gave up H4557 the sum H4662 of the number H5971 of the people H4428 unto the king: H3478 and there were in Israel H8083 eight H3967 hundred H505 thousand H2428 valiant H376 men H8025 that drew H2719 the sword; H376 and the men H3063 of Judah H2568 were five H3967 hundred H505 thousand H376 men.
10 H1732 And David's H3820 heart H5221 struck H310 him after H5608 that he had numbered H5971 the people. H1732 And David H559 said H3068 unto the Lord, H2398 I have sinned H3966 greatly H6213 in that I have done: H3068 and now, I beg you, O Lord, H5674 take away H5771 the iniquity H5650 of your servant; H3966 for I have done very H5528 foolishly.
11 H1732 For when David H6965 was up H1242 in the morning, H1697 the word H3068 of the Lord H5030 came unto the prophet H1410 Gad, H1732 David's H2374 seer, H559 saying,
12 H1980 Go H559 and say H1732 unto David, H1696 Thus says H3068 the Lord, H5190 I offer H7969 you three H977 things; choose H259 you one H6213 of them, that I may do it unto you.
13 H1410 So Gad H935 came H1732 to David, H5046 and told H559 him, and said H7651 unto him, Shall seven H8141 years H7458 of famine H935 come H776 unto you in your land? H5127 or will you flee H7969 three H2320 months H6440 before H6862 your enemies, H7291 while they pursue H7969 you? or that there be three H3117 days' H1698 pestilence H776 in your land? H3045 now advise, H7200 and see H1697 what answer H7725 I shall return H7971 to him that sent me.
14 H1732 And David H559 said H1410 unto Gad, H3966 I am in great H6887 distress: H5307 let us fall H3027 now into the hand H3068 of the Lord; H7356 for his mercies H7227 are great: H5307 and let me not fall H3027 into the hand H120 of man.
15 H3068 So the Lord H5414 sent H1698 a pestilence H3478 upon Israel H1242 from the morning H6256 even to the time H4150 appointed: H4191 and there died H5971 of the people H1835 from Dan H884 even to Beer–sheba H7657 seventy H505 thousand H376 men.
16 H4397 And when the angel H7971 stretched out H3027 his hand H3389 upon Jerusalem H7843 to destroy H3068 it, the Lord H5162 repented H7451 him of the evil, H559 and said H4397 to the angel H7843 that destroyed H5971 the people, H7227 It is enough: H7503 stay H3027 now your hand. H4397 And the angel H3068 of the Lord H1637 was by the threshingplace H728 of Araunah H2983 the Jebusite.
17 H1732 And David H559 spoke H3068 unto the Lord H7200 when he saw H4397 the angel H5221 that struck H5971 the people, H559 and said, H2398 Behold, I have sinned, H5753 and I have done wickedly: H6629 but these sheep, H6213 what have they done? H3027 let your hand, H1 I pray you, be against me, and against my father's H1004 house.
18 H1410 And Gad H935 came H3117 that day H1732 to David, H559 and said H5927 unto him, Go up, H6965 build H4196 an altar H3068 unto the Lord H1637 in the threshingfloor H728 of Araunah H2983 the Jebusite.
19 H1732 And David, H1697 according to the saying H1410 of Gad, H5927 went up H3068 as the Lord H6680 commanded.
20 H728 And Araunah H8259 looked, H7200 and saw H4428 the king H5650 and his servants H5674 coming on H728 toward him: and Araunah H3318 went out, H7812 and bowed H4428 himself before the king H639 on his face H776 upon the ground.
21 H728 And Araunah H559 said, H113 Why is my lord H4428 the king H935 come H5650 to his servant? H1732 And David H559 said, H7069 To buy H1637 the threshingfloor H1129 of you, to build H4196 an altar H3068 unto the Lord, H4046 that the plague H6113 may be stayed H5971 from the people.
22 H728 And Araunah H559 said H1732 unto David, H113 Let my lord H4428 the king H3947 take H5927 and offer up H2896 what seems good H5869 unto him: H7200 behold, H1241 here be oxen H5930 for burnt sacrifice, H4173 and threshing instruments H3627 and other instruments H1241 of the oxen H6086 for wood.
23 H728 All these things did Araunah, H4428 as a king, H5414 give H4428 unto the king. H728 And Araunah H559 said H4428 unto the king, H3068 The Lord H430 your God H7521 accept you.
24 H4428 And the king H559 said H728 unto Araunah, H7069 No; but I will surely H7069 buy H4242 it of you at a price: H5927 neither will I offer H5930 burnt offerings H3068 unto the Lord H430 my God H2600 of that which does cost me nothing. H1732 So David H7069 bought H1637 the threshingfloor H1241 and the oxen H2572 for fifty H8255 shekels H3701 of silver.