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 compassions 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 messenger H7971 [H8799] stretched out H3027 his hand H3389 upon Jerusalem H7843 [H8763] to decay H3068 it, the LORD H5162 [H8735] repented H7451 of the evil, H559 [H8799] and said H4397 to the messenger H7843 [H8688] that decayed H5971 the people, H7227 It is enough: H7503 [H8685] stay H3027 now thy hand. H4397 And the messenger 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 messenger 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 earth.
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.