1 H3254 [H8686] And again H639 the anger H3068 of the LORD H2734 [H8800] was kindled H3478 against Israel H5496 [H8686] , and he moved H1732 David H559 [H8800] against them to say H3212 [H8798] , Go H4487 [H8798] , number H3478 Israel H3063 and Judah.
2 H4428 For the king H559 [H8799] said H3097 to Joab H8269 the captain H2428 of the host H7751 [H8798] , who was with him, Go now through H7626 all the tribes H3478 of Israel H1835 , from Dan H884 even to Beersheba H6485 [H8798] , and number H5971 ye the people H3045 [H8804] , that I may know H4557 the number H5971 of the people.
3 H3097 And Joab H559 [H8799] said H4428 to the king H3068 , Now the LORD H430 thy God H3254 [H8686] add H5971 to the people H1992 , as many as H3967 H6471 they may be, an hundredfold H5869 , and that the eyes H113 of my lord H4428 the king H7200 [H8802] may see H113 it: but why doth my lord H4428 the king H2654 [H8804] delight H1697 in this thing?
4 H4428 But the king's H1697 word H2388 [H8799] prevailed H3097 against Joab H8269 , and against the captains H2428 of the host H3097 . And Joab H8269 and the captains H2428 of the host H3318 [H8799] went out H6440 from the presence H4428 of the king H6485 [H8800] , to number H5971 the people H3478 of Israel.
5 H5674 [H8799] And they passed over H3383 Jordan H2583 [H8799] , and encamped H6177 in Aroer H3225 , on the right side H5892 of the city H8432 that lieth in the midst H5158 of the river H1410 of Gad H3270 , and toward Jazer:
6 H935 [H8799] Then they came H1568 to Gilead H776 , and to the land H8483 of Tahtimhodshi H935 [H8799] ; and they came H1842 to Danjaan H5439 , and about H6721 to Zidon,
7 H935 [H8799] 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 [H8799] : and they went out H5045 to the south H3063 of Judah H884 , even to Beersheba.
8 H7751 [H8799] So when they had gone H776 through all the land H935 [H8799] , they came H3389 to Jerusalem H7097 at the end H8672 of nine H2320 months H6242 and twenty H3117 days.
9 H3097 And Joab H5414 [H8799] presented H4557 the sum H4662 of the number H5971 of the people H4428 to the king H3478 : and there were in Israel H8083 eight H3967 hundred H505 thousand H2428 valiant H376 H381 [H8677] men H8025 [H8802] 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 [H8686] smote H310 him after H5608 [H8804] that he had numbered H5971 the people H1732 . And David H559 [H8799] said H3068 to the LORD H2398 [H8804] , I have sinned H3966 greatly H6213 [H8804] in what I have done H3068 : and now, I beseech thee, O LORD H5674 [H8685] , take away H5771 the iniquity H5650 of thy servant H3966 ; for I have done very H5528 [H8738] foolishly.
11 H1732 For when David H6965 [H8799] had risen H1242 in the morning H1697 , the word H3068 of the LORD H5030 came to the prophet H1410 Gad H1732 , David's H2374 seer H559 [H8800] , saying,
12 H1980 [H8800] Go H559 [H8804] and say H1732 to David H1696 [H8765] , Thus saith H3068 the LORD H5190 [H8802] , I offer H7969 thee three H977 [H8798] things; choose H259 thee one H6213 [H8799] of them, that I may do it to thee.
13 H1410 So Gad H935 [H8799] came H1732 to David H5046 [H8686] , and told H559 [H8799] him, and said H7651 to him, Shall seven H8141 years H7458 of famine H935 [H8799] come H776 upon thee in thy land H5127 [H8800] ? or wilt thou flee H7969 three H2320 months H6440 before H6862 thy enemies H7291 [H8802] , while they pursue H7969 thee? or that there be three H3117 days H1698 ' pestilence H776 in thy land H3045 [H8798] ? now consider H7200 [H8798] , and see H1697 what answer H7725 [H8686] I shall return H7971 [H8802] to him that sent me.
14 H1732 And David H559 [H8799] said H1410 to Gad H3966 , I am in deep H6887 [H8804] distress H5307 [H8799] : let us fall H3027 now into the hand H3068 of the LORD H7356 ; for his mercies H7227 are great H5307 [H8799] : and let me not fall H3027 into the hand H120 of man.
15 H3068 So the LORD H5414 [H8799] sent H1698 a pestilence H3478 upon Israel H1242 from the morning H6256 even to the time H4150 appointed H4191 [H8799] : and there died H5971 of the people H1835 from Dan H884 even to Beersheba H7657 seventy H505 thousand H376 men.
16 H4397 And when the angel H7971 [H8799] stretched out H3027 his hand H3389 upon Jerusalem H7843 [H8763] to destroy H3068 it, the LORD H5162 [H8735] repented H7451 of the evil H559 [H8799] , and said H4397 to the angel H7843 [H8688] that destroyed H5971 the people H7227 , It is enough H7503 [H8685] : stay H3027 now thy 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 [H8799] spoke H3068 to the LORD H7200 [H8800] when he saw H4397 the angel H5221 [H8688] that smote H5971 the people H559 [H8799] , and said H2398 [H8804] , Lo, I have sinned H5753 [H8689] , and I have done wickedly H6629 : but these sheep H6213 [H8804] , what have they done H3027 ? let thy hand H1 , I pray thee, be against me, and against my father's H1004 house.
18 H1410 And Gad H935 [H8799] came H3117 that day H1732 to David H559 [H8799] , and said H5927 [H8798] to him, Go up H6965 [H8685] , rear H4196 an altar H3068 to 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 [H8799] , went up H3068 as the LORD H6680 [H8765] commanded.
20 H728 And Araunah H8259 [H8686] looked H7200 [H8799] , and saw H4428 the king H5650 and his servants H5674 [H8802] coming H728 toward him: and Araunah H3318 [H8799] went out H7812 [H8691] , and bowed H4428 himself before the king H639 on his face H776 upon the ground.
21 H728 And Araunah H559 [H8799] said H113 , Why is my lord H4428 the king H935 [H8804] come H5650 to his servant H1732 ? And David H559 [H8799] said H7069 [H8800] , To buy H1637 the threshingfloor H1129 [H8800] of thee, to build H4196 an altar H3068 to the LORD H4046 , that the plague H6113 [H8735] may be stayed H5971 from the people.
22 H728 And Araunah H559 [H8799] said H1732 to David H113 , Let my lord H4428 the king H3947 [H8799] take H5927 [H8686] and offer up H2896 what seemeth good H5869 to him H7200 [H8798] : behold H1241 , here are 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 [H8804] , give H4428 to the king H728 . And Araunah H559 [H8799] said H4428 to the king H3068 , The LORD H430 thy God H7521 [H8799] accept thee.
24 H4428 And the king H559 [H8799] said H728 to Araunah H7069 [H8800] , Nay; but I will surely H7069 [H8799] buy H4242 it of thee at a price H5927 [H8686] : neither will I offer H5930 burnt offerings H3068 to the LORD H430 my God H2600 of that which doth cost me nothing H1732 . So David H7069 [H8799] bought H1637 the threshingfloor H1241 and the oxen H2572 for fifty H8255 shekels H3701 of silver.