2 Samuel 24

ECB(i) 1
And Yah Veh adds to kindle his wrath against Yisra El; and he goads David against them to say, Go, number Yisra El and Yah Hudah. 2 And the sovereign says to Yah Ab the governor of the valiant host with him, Flit now through all the scions of Yisra El from Dan even to Beer Sheba; and number the people so that I know the number of the people. 3 And Yah Ab says to the sovereign, Yes, Yah Veh your Elohim adds to the people - as many as ever they be, a hundred times that the eyes of my adoni the sovereign see. But why delights my adoni the sovereign in this word? 4 And the word of the sovereign prevails against Yah Ab and against the governors of the valiant: and Yah Ab and the governors of the valiant go from the face of the sovereign to muster the people of Yisra El: 5 and they pass over Yarden and encamp in Aroer, on the right side of the city midst the wadi of Gad and toward Yazer: 6 and they come to Gilad and to the land of Tahtim Hodshi; and they come to Dan Yaan and around to Sidon; 7 and come to the fortress of Sor and to all the cities of the Hivviy and of the Kenaaniy; and they go to the south of Yah Hudah to Beer Sheba. 8 And they flit through all the land: and at the end of nine months and twenty days they come to Yeru Shalem: 9 and Yah Ab gives up the number of the census of the people to the sovereign: and there are of Yisra El eight hundred thousand valiant who draw the sword; and the men of Yah Hudah five hundred thousand men. 10 And after he scribes the people the heart of David is smitten: and David says to Yah Veh, I sinned mightily in what I worked: and now, I beseech you, O Yah Veh, pass over the perversity of your servant; for I follied mightily. 11 And David rises in the morning, and the word of Yah Veh comes to the prophet Gad, the seer of David, saying, 12 Go and word to David, Thus says Yah Veh, I lift you these three: choose which one to work to you. 13 And Gad comes to David and tells him and says to him, Come seven years of famine to you in your land? Or flee you three months from the face of your tribulators while they pursue you? Or have three days pestilence in your land? now perceive and see which word I return to him who sends me. 14 And David says to Gad, I tribulate mightily: may we fall now into the hand of Yah Veh - for his mercies are many: and may I not fall to the hand of humanity. 15 And Yah Veh gives a pestilence on Yisra El from the morning even to the time of season: and seventy thousand men of the people die from Dan even to Beer Sheba. 16 And the angel spreads his hand on Yeru Shalem to ruin it; and Yah Veh sighs of the evil; and says to the angel who ruined the people, Enough! Slacken now your hand. - and the angel of Yah Veh is by the threshingplace of Aravnah the Yebusiy. 17 And David says to Yah Veh when he sees the angel who smites the people and says, Behold, I sinned and I perverted: but these flock, what worked they? O that your hand, I pray you, be against me and against the house of my father. 18 And that day Gad comes to David and says to him, Ascend! Raise a sacrifice altar to Yah Veh in the threshingfloor of Aravnah the Yebusiy. 19 And David ascends according to the word of Gad as Yah Veh misvahed: 20 and Aravnah looks and sees the sovereign and his servants passing toward him: and Aravnah goes out and prostrates himself to the sovereign on his nostrils on the earth: 21 and Aravnah says, Why comes my adoni the sovereign to his servant? And David says, To chattel your threshingfloor; to build a sacrifice altar to Yah Veh to restrain the plague from the people. 22 And Aravnah says to David, O that my adoni the sovereign take and holocaust whatever is good in his eyes: see - oxen for holocaust and threshing sledges and instruments of the oxen for timber. 23 Aravnah gives all these - sovereign to sovereign: and Aravnah says to the sovereign, Yah Veh your Elohim is pleased of you. 24 And the sovereign says to Aravnah, No: but in chatteling, I chattel it from you at a price: I holocaust no holocausts to Yah Veh my Elohim of what is gratuitous. - and David chattels the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. 25 And there David builds a sacrifice altar to Yah Veh and holocausts holocausts and shelamim: and Yah Veh is intreated for the land and the plague is restrained from Yisra El.