2 Samuel 23:24-24:25
King James Version (KJV)
24Â Asahel the brother of Joab was one of the thirty; Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
25Â Shammah the Harodite, Elika the Harodite,
26Â Helez the Paltite, Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite,
27Â Abiezer the Anethothite, Mebunnai the Hushathite,
28Â Zalmon the Ahohite, Maharai the Netophathite,
29Â Heleb the son of Baanah, a Netophathite, Ittai the son of Ribai out of Gibeah of the children of Benjamin,
30Â Benaiah the Pirathonite, Hiddai of the brooks of Gaash,
31Â Abialbon the Arbathite, Azmaveth the Barhumite,
32Â Eliahba the Shaalbonite, of the sons of Jashen, Jonathan,
33Â Shammah the Hararite, Ahiam the son of Sharar the Hararite,
34Â Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai, the son of the Maachathite, Eliam the son of Ahithophel the Gilonite,
35Â Hezrai the Carmelite, Paarai the Arbite,
36Â Igal the son of Nathan of Zobah, Bani the Gadite,
37Â Zelek the Ammonite, Nahari the Beerothite, armourbearer to Joab the son of Zeruiah,
38Â Ira an Ithrite, Gareb an Ithrite,
39Â Uriah the Hittite: thirty and seven in all.
24Â And again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.
2Â For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which was with him, Go now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, and number ye the people, that I may know the number of the people.
3Â And Joab said unto the king, Now the Lord thy God add unto the people, how many soever they be, an hundredfold, and that the eyes of my lord the king may see it: but why doth my lord the king delight in this thing?
4Â Notwithstanding the king’s word prevailed against Joab, and against the captains of the host. And Joab and the captains of the host went out from the presence of the king, to number the people of Israel.
5Â And they passed over Jordan, and pitched in Aroer, on the right side of the city that lieth in the midst of the river of Gad, and toward Jazer:
6Â Then they came to Gilead, and to the land of Tahtimhodshi; and they came to Danjaan, and about to Zidon,
7Â And came to the strong hold of Tyre, and to all the cities of the Hivites, and of the Canaanites: and they went out to the south of Judah, even to Beersheba.
8Â So when they had gone through all the land, they came to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days.
9Â And Joab gave up the sum of the number of the people unto the king: and there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men that drew the sword; and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.
10Â And David’s heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said unto the Lord, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and now, I beseech thee, O Lord, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.
11Â For when David was up in the morning, the word of the Lord came unto the prophet Gad, David’s seer, saying,
12Â Go and say unto David, Thus saith the Lord, I offer thee three things; choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee.
13Â So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days’ pestilence in thy land? now advise, and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me.
14Â And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the Lord; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.
15Â So the Lord sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan even to Beersheba seventy thousand men.
16Â And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay now thine hand. And the angel of the Lord was by the threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite.
17Â And David spake unto the Lord when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: but these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, be against me, and against my father’s house.
18Â And Gad came that day to David, and said unto him, Go up, rear an altar unto the Lord in the threshingfloor of Araunah the Jebusite.
19Â And David, according to the saying of Gad, went up as the Lord commanded.
20Â And Araunah looked, and saw the king and his servants coming on toward him: and Araunah went out, and bowed himself before the king on his face upon the ground.
21Â And Araunah said, Wherefore is my lord the king come to his servant? And David said, To buy the threshingfloor of thee, to build an altar unto the Lord, that the plague may be stayed from the people.
22Â And Araunah said unto David, Let my lord the king take and offer up what seemeth good unto him: behold, here be oxen for burnt sacrifice, and threshing instruments and other instruments of the oxen for wood.
23Â All these things did Araunah, as a king, give unto the king. And Araunah said unto the king, The Lord thy God accept thee.
24Â And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
25Â And David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord was intreated for the land, and the plague was stayed from Israel.
1 Chronicles 11:26-47
26Â Also the valiant men of the armies were, Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem,
27Â Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite,
28Â Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the Antothite,
29Â Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite,
30Â Maharai the Netophathite, Heled the son of Baanah the Netophathite,
31Â Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah, that pertained to the children of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite,
32Â Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite,
33Â Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the Shaalbonite,
34Â The sons of Hashem the Gizonite, Jonathan the son of Shage the Hararite,
35Â Ahiam the son of Sacar the Hararite, Eliphal the son of Ur,
36Â Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite,
37Â Hezro the Carmelite, Naarai the son of Ezbai,
38Â Joel the brother of Nathan, Mibhar the son of Haggeri,
39Â Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the armourbearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah,
40Â Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,
41Â Uriah the Hittite, Zabad the son of Ahlai,
42Â Adina the son of Shiza the Reubenite, a captain of the Reubenites, and thirty with him,
43Â Hanan the son of Maachah, and Joshaphat the Mithnite,
44Â Uzzia the Ashterathite, Shama and Jehiel the sons of Hothan the Aroerite,
45Â Jediael the son of Shimri, and Joha his brother, the Tizite,
46Â Eliel the Mahavite, and Jeribai, and Joshaviah, the sons of Elnaam, and Ithmah the Moabite,
47Â Eliel, and Obed, and Jasiel the Mesobaite.
1 Chronicles 21:1-30
21Â And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.
2Â And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go, number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may know it.
3Â And Joab answered, The Lord make his people an hundred times so many more as they be: but, my lord the king, are they not all my lord’s servants? why then doth my lord require this thing? why will he be a cause of trespass to Israel?
4Â Nevertheless the king’s word prevailed against Joab. Wherefore Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.
5Â And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people unto David. And all they of Israel were a thousand thousand and an hundred thousand men that drew sword: and Judah was four hundred threescore and ten thousand men that drew sword.
6Â But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the king’s word was abominable to Joab.
7Â And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote Israel.
8Â And David said unto God, I have sinned greatly, because I have done this thing: but now, I beseech thee, do away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.
9Â And the Lord spake unto Gad, David’s seer, saying,
10Â Go and tell David, saying, Thus saith the Lord, I offer thee three things: choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee.
11Â So Gad came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Choose thee
12Â Either three years’ famine; or three months to be destroyed before thy foes, while that the sword of thine enemies overtaketh thee; or else three days the sword of the Lord, even the pestilence, in the land, and the angel of the Lord destroying throughout all the coasts of Israel. Now therefore advise thyself what word I shall bring again to him that sent me.
13Â And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let me fall now into the hand of the Lord; for very great are his mercies: but let me not fall into the hand of man.
14Â So the Lord sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men.
15Â And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was destroying, the Lord beheld, and he repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is enough, stay now thine hand. And the angel of the Lord stood by the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
16Â And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of the Lord stand between the earth and the heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders of Israel, who were clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces.
17Â And David said unto God, Is it not I that commanded the people to be numbered? even I it is that have sinned and done evil indeed; but as for these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, O Lord my God, be on me, and on my father’s house; but not on thy people, that they should be plagued.
18Â Then the angel of the Lord commanded Gad to say to David, that David should go up, and set up an altar unto the Lord in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
19Â And David went up at the saying of Gad, which he spake in the name of the Lord.
20Â And Ornan turned back, and saw the angel; and his four sons with him hid themselves. Now Ornan was threshing wheat.
21Â And as David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David, and went out of the threshingfloor, and bowed himself to David with his face to the ground.
22Â Then David said to Ornan, Grant me the place of this threshingfloor, that I may build an altar therein unto the Lord: thou shalt grant it me for the full price: that the plague may be stayed from the people.
23Â And Ornan said unto David, Take it to thee, and let my lord the king do that which is good in his eyes: lo, I give thee the oxen also for burnt offerings, and the threshing instruments for wood, and the wheat for the meat offering; I give it all.
24Â And king David said to Ornan, Nay; but I will verily buy it for the full price: for I will not take that which is thine for the Lord, nor offer burnt offerings without cost.
25Â So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.
26Â And David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called upon the Lord; and he answered him from heaven by fire upon the altar of burnt offering.
27Â And the Lord commanded the angel; and he put up his sword again into the sheath thereof.
28Â At that time when David saw that the Lord had answered him in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.
29Â For the tabernacle of the Lord, which Moses made in the wilderness, and the altar of the burnt offering, were at that season in the high place at Gibeon.
30Â But David could not go before it to enquire of God: for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of the Lord.