2 Samuel 24
Again a the anger of the LORD was aroused against Israel, and He moved David against them to say, b "Go, number Israel and Judah."
So the king said to Joab the commander of the army who was with him, "Now go throughout all the tribes of Israel, c from Dan to Beersheba, and count the people, that d I may know the number of the people."
And Joab said to the king, "Now may the LORD your God e add to the people a hundred times more than there are, and may the eyes of my lord the king see it. But why does my lord the king desire this thing?"
Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab and against the captains of the army. Therefore Joab and the captains of the army went out from the presence of the king to count the people of Israel.
And they crossed over the Jordan and camped in f Aroer, on the right side of the town which is in the midst of the ravine of Gad, and toward g Jazer.
Then they came to Gilead and to the land of Tahtim Hodshi; they came to h Dan Jaan and around to i Sidon;
and they came to the stronghold of j Tyre and to all the cities of the k Hivites and the Canaanites. Then they went out to South Judah as far as Beersheba.
So when they had gone through all the land, they came to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days.
Then Joab gave the sum of the number of the people to the king. l And there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men who drew the sword, and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.
And m David's heart condemned him after he had numbered the people. So n David said to the LORD, o "I have sinned greatly in what I have done; but now, I pray, O LORD, take away the iniquity of Your servant, for I have p done very foolishly."
Now when David arose in the morning, the word of the LORD came to the prophet q Gad, David's r seer, saying,
"Go and tell David, 'Thus says the LORD: "I offer you three things; choose one of them for yourself, that I may do it to you." ' "
So Gad came to David and told him; and he said to him, "Shall s seven years of famine come to you in your land? Or shall you flee three months before your enemies, while they pursue you? Or shall there be three days' plague in your land? Now consider and see what answer I should take back to Him who sent me."
And David said to Gad, "I am in great distress. Please let us fall into the hand of the LORD, t for His mercies are great; but u do not let me fall into the hand of man."
So v the LORD sent a plague upon Israel from the morning till the appointed time. From Dan to Beersheba seventy thousand men of the people died.
w And when the angel stretched out His hand over Jerusalem to destroy it, x the LORD relented from the destruction, and said to the angel who was destroying the people, "It is enough; now restrain your hand." And the angel of the LORD was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
Then David spoke to the LORD when he saw the angel who was striking the people, and said, "Surely y I have sinned, and I have done wickedly; but these sheep, what have they done? Let Your hand, I pray, be against me and against my father's house."
And Gad came that day to David and said to him, z "Go up, erect an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite."
So David, according to the word of Gad, went up as the LORD commanded.
Now Araunah looked, and saw the king and his servants coming toward him. So Araunah went out and bowed before the king with his face to the ground.
Then Araunah said, "Why has my lord the king come to his servant?" a And David said, "To buy the threshing floor from you, to build an altar to the LORD, that b the plague may be withdrawn from the people."
Now Araunah said to David, "Let my lord the king take and offer up whatever seems good to him. c Look, here are oxen for burnt sacrifice, and threshing implements and the yokes of the oxen for wood.
"All these, O king, Araunah has given to the king." And Araunah said to the king, "May the LORD your God d accept you."
Then the king said to Araunah, "No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price; nor will I offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God with that which costs me nothing." So e David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
And David built there an altar to the LORD, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. f So the LORD heeded the prayers for the land, and g the plague was withdrawn from Israel.
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2 Samuel 11:3
So David sent and inquired about the woman. And someone said, " Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?
2 Samuel 11:6
Then David sent to Joab, saying, "Send me Uriah the Hittite." And Joab sent Uriah to David.
2 Samuel 21:1
Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, " It is because of Saul and his bloodthirsty house, because he killed the Gibeonites.
2 Samuel 21:2
So the king called the Gibeonites and spoke to them. Now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; the children of Israel had sworn protection to them, but Saul had sought to kill them in his zeal for the children of Israel and Judah.
"Take a census of all the congregation of the children of Israel from twenty years old and above, by their fathers' houses, all who are able to go to war in Israel."
1 Chronicles 27:23
But David did not take the number of those twenty years old and under, because the LORD had said He would multiply Israel like the stars of the heavens.
1 Chronicles 27:24
Joab the son of Zeruiah began a census, but he did not finish, for wrath came upon Israel because of this census; nor was the number recorded in the account of the chronicles of King David.
So all the children of Israel came out, from Dan to Beersheba, as well as from the land of Gilead, and the congregation gathered together as one man before the LORD at Mizpah.
2 Samuel 3:10
"to transfer the kingdom from the house of Saul, and set up the throne of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan to Beersheba."
Thus says the LORD: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD.
May the LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times more numerous than you are, and bless you as He has promised you!
From Aroer, which is on the bank of the River Arnon, and from the city that is in the ravine, as far as Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us; the LORD our God delivered all to us.
From Aroer which is on the bank of the River Arnon, and the town that is in the midst of the ravine, and all the plain of Medeba as far as Dibon.
Their territory was from Aroer, which is on the bank of the River Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the ravine, and all the plain by Medeba.
Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of livestock; and when they saw the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead, that indeed the region was a place for livestock.
Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Shebam, Nebo, and Beon.
And the border of the children of Dan went beyond these, because the children of Dan went up to fight against Leshem and took it; and they struck it with the edge of the sword, took possession of it, and dwelt in it. They called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father.
And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel. However, the name of the city formerly was Laish.
Including Ebron, Rehob, Hammon, and Kanah, as far as Greater Sidon.
There was no deliverer, because it was far from Sidon, and they had no ties with anyone. It was in the valley that belongs to Beth Rehob. So they rebuilt the city and dwelt there.
And the border turned to Ramah and to the fortified city of Tyre; then the border turned to Hosah, and ended at the sea by the region of Achzib.
To the Canaanites in the east and in the west, the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Jebusite in the mountains, and the Hivite below Hermon in the land of Mizpah.
Namely, five lords of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites who dwelt in Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal Hermon to the entrance of Hamath.
1 Chronicles 21:5
Then Joab gave the sum of the number of the people to David. All Israel had one million one hundred thousand men who drew the sword, and Judah had four hundred and seventy thousand men who drew the sword.
1 Samuel 24:5
Now it happened afterward that David's heart troubled him because he had cut Saul's robe.
2 Samuel 23:1
Now these are the last words of David. Thus says David the son of Jesse; Thus says the man raised up on high, The anointed of the God of Jacob, And the sweet psalmist of Israel:
2 Samuel 12:13
So David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the LORD." And Nathan said to David, "The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die.
1 Samuel 13:13
And Samuel said to Saul, "You have done foolishly. You have not kept the commandment of the LORD your God, which He commanded you. For now the LORD would have established your kingdom over Israel forever.
2 Chronicles 16:9
"For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars."
1 Samuel 22:5
Now the prophet Gad said to David, "Do not stay in the stronghold; depart, and go to the land of Judah." So David departed and went into the forest of Hereth.
1 Samuel 9:9
(Formerly in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, he spoke thus: "Come, let us go to the seer"; for he who is now called a prophet was formerly called a seer.)
1 Chronicles 29:29
Now the acts of King David, first and last, indeed they are written in the book of Samuel the seer, in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer.
For thus says the Lord GOD: "How much more it shall be when I send My four severe judgments on Jerusalem - the sword and famine and wild beasts and pestilence - to cut off man and beast from it?
Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lo...
The LORD is merciful and gracious, Slow to ange...
As a father pities his children, So the LORD pi...
For He knows our frame; He remembers that we ar...
Great are Your tender mercies, O LORD; Revive m...
But there is forgiveness with You, That You may...
O Israel, hope in the LORD; For with the LORD t...
I was angry with My people; I have profaned My inheritance, And given them into your hand. You showed them no mercy; On the elderly you laid your yoke very heavily.
I am exceedingly angry with the nations at ease; For I was a little angry, And they helped - but with evil intent.
1 Chronicles 21:14
So the LORD sent a plague upon Israel, and seventy thousand men of Israel fell.
For the LORD will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you.
2 Kings 19:35
And it came to pass on a certain night that the angel of the LORD went out, and killed in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred and eighty-five thousand; and when people arose early in the morning, there were the corpses - all dead.
Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died.
And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
1 Samuel 15:11
I greatly regret that I have set up Saul as king, for he has turned back from following Me, and has not performed My commandments." And it grieved Samuel, and he cried out to the LORD all night.
2 Samuel 7:8
Now therefore, thus shall you say to My servant David, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts: "I took you from the sheepfold, from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people, over Israel.
1 Chronicles 21:17
And David said to God, "Was it not I who commanded the people to be numbered? I am the one who has sinned and done evil indeed; but these sheep, what have they done? Let Your hand, I pray, O LORD my God, be against me and my father's house, but not against Your people that they should be plagued.
O GOD, why have You cast us off forever? Why does Your anger smoke against the sheep of Your pasture?
1 Chronicles 21:18
Therefore, the angel of the LORD commanded Gad to say to David that David should go and erect an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
Genesis 23:8 - 16
And he spoke with them, saying, "If it is your wish that I bury my dead out of my sight, hear me, and meet with Ephron the son of Zohar for me.
And he stood between the dead and the living; so the plague was stopped.
So Aaron returned to Moses at the door of the tabernacle of meeting, for the plague had stopped.
1 Samuel 6:14
Then the cart came into the field of Joshua of Beth Shemesh, and stood there; a large stone was there. So they split the wood of the cart and offered the cows as a burnt offering to the LORD.
1 Kings 19:21
So Elisha turned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen and slaughtered them and boiled their flesh, using the oxen's equipment, and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and followed Elijah, and became his servant.
For on My holy mountain, on the mountain height of Israel," says the Lord GOD, "there all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, shall serve Me; there I will accept them, and there I will require your offerings and the firstfruits of your sacrifices, together with all your holy things.
I will accept you as a sweet aroma when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you have been scattered; and I will be hallowed in you before the Gentiles.
1 Chronicles 21:24
Then King David said to Ornan, "No, but I will surely buy it for the full price, for I will not take what is yours for the LORD, nor offer burnt offerings with that which costs me nothing.
1 Chronicles 21:25
So David gave Ornan six hundred shekels of gold by weight for the place.
2 Samuel 21:14
They buried the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son in the country of Benjamin in Zelah, in the tomb of Kish his father. So they performed all that the king commanded. And after that God heeded the prayer for the land.