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 1 Chronicles 21:7 - 17
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   Book of 1 Chronicles
   Chapter 21
21:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
This command was also evil in the sight of God; so he punished Israel.
 
21:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then David said to God, "I have sinned greatly by doing this. Now, I beg you, take away the guilt of your servant. I have done a very foolish thing."
 
21:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The LORD said to Gad, David's seer,
 
21:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Go and tell David, 'This is what the LORD says: I am giving you three options. Choose one of them for me to carry out against you.'"
 
21:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Gad went to David and said to him, "This is what the LORD says: 'Take your choice:
 
21:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
three years of famine, three months of being swept away F100 before your enemies, with their swords overtaking you, or three days of the sword of the LORD - days of plague in the land, with the angel of the LORD ravaging every part of Israel.' Now then, decide how I should answer the one who sent me."
 
21:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David said to Gad, "I am in deep distress. Let me fall into the hands of the LORD, for his mercy is very great; but do not let me fall into the hands of men."
 
21:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So the LORD sent a plague on Israel, and seventy thousand men of Israel fell dead.
 
21:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And God sent an angel to destroy Jerusalem. But as the angel was doing so, the LORD saw it and was grieved because of the calamity and said to the angel who was destroying the people, "Enough! Withdraw your hand." The angel of the LORD was then standing at the threshing floor of Araunah F101 the Jebusite.
 
21:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David looked up and saw the angel of the LORD standing between heaven and earth, with a drawn sword in his hand extended over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell facedown.
 
21:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David said to God, "Was it not I who ordered the fighting men to be counted? I am the one who has sinned and done wrong. These are but sheep. What have they done? O LORD my God, let your hand fall upon me and my family, but do not let this plague remain on your people."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F100 Hebrew; Septuagint and Vulgate (see also 2 Samuel 24:13) of fleeing
F101 Hebrew Ornan, a variant of Araunah; also in verses 18-28

 
 

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