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1 Chronicles 21


1  And Satan7854 stood up5975 against5921 Israel,3478 and provoked5496 853 David1732 to number4487 853 Israel.3478

2  And David1732 said559 to413 Joab3097 and to413 the rulers8269 of the people,5971 Go,1980 number5608 853 Israel3478 from Beer-sheba4480 884 even to5704 Dan;1835 and bring935 853 the number4557 of them to413 me, that I may know3045 it.

3  And Joab3097 answered,559 The LORD3068 make his people5971 a hundred3967 times6471 so many more3254 as they1992 be: but, my lord113 the king,4428 are they not3808 all3605 my lord's113 servants?5650 why4100 then doth my lord113 require1245 this thing?2063 why4100 will he be1961 a cause of trespass819 to Israel?3478

4  Nevertheless the king's4428 word1697 prevailed2388 against5921 Joab.3097 Wherefore Joab3097 departed,3318 and went1980 throughout all3605 Israel,3478 and came935 to Jerusalem.3389

5  And Joab3097 gave5414 853 the sum4557 of the number4662 of the people5971 unto413 David.1732 And all3605 they of Israel3478 were1961 a thousand505 thousand505 and a hundred3967 thousand505 men376 that drew8025 sword:2719 and Judah3063 was four702 hundred3967 threescore and ten7657 thousand505 men376 that drew8025 sword.2719

6  But Levi3878 and Benjamin1144 counted6485 he not3808 among8432 them: for3588 the king's4428 word1697 was abominable8581 to 853 Joab.3097

7  And God430 was displeased3415 5869 with5921 this2088 thing;1697 therefore he smote5221 853 Israel.3478

8  And David1732 said559 unto413 God,430 I have sinned2398 greatly,3966 because834 I have done6213 853 this2088 thing:1697 but now,6258 I beseech thee,4994 do away5674 853 the iniquity5771 of thy servant;5650 for3588 I have done very foolishly.5528 3966

9  And the LORD3068 spoke1696 unto413 Gad,1410 David's1732 seer,2374 saying,559

10  Go1980 and tell1696 413 David,1732 saying,559 Thus3541 saith559 the LORD,3068 I589 offer5186 5921 thee three7969 things: choose977 thee one259 of them,4480 1992 that I may do6213 it unto thee.

11  So Gad1410 came935 to413 David,1732 and said559 unto him, Thus3541 saith559 the LORD,3068 Choose6901 thee

12  Either518 three7969 years'8141 famine;7458 or518 three7969 months2320 to be destroyed5595 before4480 6440 thy foes,6862 while that the sword2719 of thine enemies341 overtaketh5381 thee; or else518 three7969 days3117 the sword2719 of the LORD,3068 even the pestilence,1698 in the land,776 and the angel4397 of the LORD3068 destroying7843 throughout all3605 the coasts1366 of Israel.3478 Now6258 therefore advise7200 thyself what4100 word1697 I shall bring again7725 853 to him that sent7971 me.

13  And David1732 said559 unto413 Gad,1410 I am in a great strait:6887 3966 let me fall5307 now4994 into the hand3027 of the LORD;3068 for3588 very3966 great7227 are his mercies:7356 but let me not408 fall5307 into the hand3027 of man.120

14  So the LORD3068 sent5414 pestilence1698 upon Israel:3478 and there fell5307 of Israel4480 3478 seventy7657 thousand505 men.376

15  And God430 sent7971 an angel4397 unto Jerusalem3389 to destroy7843 it: and as he was destroying,7843 the LORD3068 beheld,7200 and he repented him5162 of5921 the evil,7451 and said559 to the angel4397 that destroyed,7843 It is enough,7227 stay7503 now6258 thine hand.3027 And the angel4397 of the LORD3068 stood5975 by5973 the threshingfloor1637 of Ornan771 the Jebusite.2983

16  And David1732 lifted up5375 853 his eyes,5869 and saw7200 853 the angel4397 of the LORD3068 stand5975 between996 the earth776 and the heaven,8064 having a drawn8025 sword2719 in his hand3027 stretched out5186 over5921 Jerusalem.3389 Then David1732 and the elders2205 of Israel, who were clothed3680 in sackcloth,8242 fell5307 upon5921 their faces.6440

17  And David1732 said559 unto413 God,430 Is it not3808 I589 that commanded559 the people5971 to be numbered?4487 even I589 it1931 is that834 have sinned2398 and done evil indeed;7489 7489 but as for these428 sheep,6629 what4100 have they done?6213 let thine hand,3027 I pray thee,4994 O LORD3068 my God,430 be1961 on me, and on my father's1 house;1004 but not3808 on thy people,5971 that they should be plagued.4046

18  Then the angel4397 of the LORD3068 commanded559 413 Gad1410 to say559 to David,1732 that3588 David1732 should go up,5927 and set up6965 an altar4196 unto the LORD3068 in the threshingfloor1637 of Ornan771 the Jebusite.2983

19  And David1732 went up5927 at the saying1697 of Gad,1410 which834 he spoke1696 in the name8034 of the LORD.3068

20  And Ornan771 turned back,7725 and saw7200 853 the angel;4397 and his four702 sons1121 with5973 him hid themselves.2244 Now Ornan771 was threshing1758 wheat.2406

21  And as David1732 came935 to5704 Ornan,771 Ornan771 looked5027 and saw7200 853 David,1732 and went out3318 of4480 the threshingfloor,1637 and bowed himself7812 to David1732 with his face639 to the ground.776

22  Then David1732 said559 to413 Ornan,771 Grant5414 me the place4725 of this threshingfloor,1637 that I may build1129 an altar4196 therein unto the LORD:3068 thou shalt grant5414 it me for the full4392 price:3701 that the plague4046 may be stayed6113 from4480 5921 the people.5971

23  And Ornan771 said559 unto413 David,1732 Take3947 it to thee, and let my lord113 the king4428 do6213 that which is good2896 in his eyes:5869 lo,7200 I give5414 thee the oxen1241 also for burnt offerings,5930 and the threshing instruments4173 for wood,6086 and the wheat2406 for the meat offering;4503 I give5414 it all.3605

24  And king4428 David1732 said559 to Ornan,771 Nay;3808 but3588 I will verily buy7069 7069 it for the full4392 price:3701 for3588 I will not3808 take5375 that which834 is thine for the LORD,3068 nor offer5927 burnt offerings5930 without cost.2600

25  So David1732 gave5414 to Ornan771 for the place4725 six8337 hundred3967 shekels8255 of gold2091 by weight.4948

26  And David1732 built1129 there8033 an altar4196 unto the LORD,3068 and offered5927 burnt offerings5930 and peace offerings,8002 and called7121 upon413 the LORD;3068 and he answered6030 him from4480 heaven8064 by fire784 upon5921 the altar4196 of burnt offering.5930

27  And the LORD3068 commanded559 the angel;4397 and he put up his sword again7725 2719 into413 the sheath5084 thereof.

28  At that1931 time6256 when David1732 saw7200 that3588 the LORD3068 had answered6030 him in the threshingfloor1637 of Ornan771 the Jebusite,2983 then he sacrificed2076 there.8033

29  For the tabernacle4908 of the LORD,3068 which834 Moses4872 made6213 in the wilderness,4057 and the altar4196 of the burnt offering,5930 were at that1931 season6256 in the high place1116 at Gibeon.1391

30  But David1732 could3201 not3808 go1980 before6440 it to inquire1875 of God:430 for3588 he was afraid1204 because4480 6440 of the sword2719 of the angel4397 of the LORD.3068


1 καὶ ἔστη διάβολος ἐν τῷ Ισραηλ καὶ ἐπέσεισεν τὸν Δαυιδ τοῦ ἀριθμῆσαι τὸν Ισραηλ

2 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Δαυιδ πρὸς Ιωαβ καὶ πρὸς τοὺς ἄρχοντας τῆς δυνάμεως πορεύθητε ἀριθμήσατε τὸν Ισραηλ ἀπὸ Βηρσαβεε καὶ ἕως Δαν καὶ ἐνέγκατε πρός με καὶ γνώσομαι τὸν ἀριθμὸν αὐτῶν

3 καὶ εἶπεν Ιωαβ προσθείη κύριος ἐπὶ τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ ὡς αὐτοὶ ἑκατονταπλασίως καὶ οἱ ὀφθαλμοὶ κυρίου μου τοῦ βασιλέως βλέποντες πάντες τῷ κυρίῳ μου παῖδες ἵνα τί ζητεῖ ὁ κύριός μου τοῦτο ἵνα μὴ γένηται εἰς ἁμαρτίαν τῷ Ισραηλ

4 τὸ δὲ ῥῆμα τοῦ βασιλέως ἐκραταιώθη ἐπὶ τῷ Ιωαβ καὶ ἐξῆλθεν Ιωαβ καὶ διῆλθεν ἐν παντὶ ὁρίῳ Ισραηλ καὶ ἦλθεν εἰς Ιερουσαλημ

5 καὶ ἔδωκεν Ιωαβ τὸν ἀριθμὸν τῆς ἐπισκέψεως τοῦ λαοῦ τῷ Δαυιδ καὶ ἦν πᾶς Ισραηλ χίλιαι χιλιάδες καὶ ἑκατὸν χιλιάδες ἀνδρῶν ἐσπασμένων μάχαιραν καὶ Ιουδας τετρακόσιαι καὶ ὀγδοήκοντα χιλιάδες ἀνδρῶν ἐσπασμένων μάχαιραν

6 καὶ τὸν Λευι καὶ τὸν Βενιαμιν οὐκ ἠρίθμησεν ἐν μέσῳ αὐτῶν ὅτι κατίσχυσεν λόγος τοῦ βασιλέως τὸν Ιωαβ

7 καὶ πονηρὸν ἐφάνη ἐναντίον τοῦ θεοῦ περὶ τοῦ πράγματος τούτου καὶ ἐπάταξεν τὸν Ισραηλ

8 καὶ εἶπεν Δαυιδ πρὸς τὸν θεόν ἡμάρτηκα σφόδρα ὅτι ἐποίησα τὸ πρᾶγμα τοῦτο καὶ νῦν περίελε δὴ τὴν κακίαν παιδός σου ὅτι ἐματαιώθην σφόδρα

9 καὶ ἐλάλησεν κύριος πρὸς Γαδ ὁρῶντα Δαυιδ λέγων

10 πορεύου καὶ λάλησον πρὸς Δαυιδ λέγων οὕτως λέγει κύριος τρία αἴρω ἐγὼ ἐπὶ σέ ἔκλεξαι σεαυτῷ ἓν ἐξ αὐτῶν καὶ ποιήσω σοι

11 καὶ ἦλθεν Γαδ πρὸς Δαυιδ καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ οὕτως λέγει κύριος ἔκλεξαι σεαυτῷ

12 ἢ τρία ἔτη λιμοῦ ἢ τρεῖς μῆνας φεύγειν σε ἐκ προσώπου ἐχθρῶν σου καὶ μάχαιραν ἐχθρῶν σου τοῦ ἐξολεθρεῦσαι ἢ τρεῖς ἡμέρας ῥομφαίαν κυρίου καὶ θάνατον ἐν τῇ γῇ καὶ ἄγγελος κυρίου ἐξολεθρεύων ἐν πάσῃ κληρονομίᾳ Ισραηλ καὶ νῦν ἰδὲ τί ἀποκριθῶ τῷ ἀποστείλαντί με λόγον

13 καὶ εἶπεν Δαυιδ πρὸς Γαδ στενά μοι καὶ τὰ τρία σφόδρα ἐμπεσοῦμαι δὴ εἰς χεῖρας κυρίου ὅτι πολλοὶ οἱ οἰκτιρμοὶ αὐτοῦ σφόδρα καὶ εἰς χεῖρας ἀνθρώπων οὐ μὴ ἐμπέσω

14 καὶ ἔδωκεν κύριος θάνατον ἐν Ισραηλ καὶ ἔπεσον ἐξ Ισραηλ ἑβδομήκοντα χιλιάδες ἀνδρῶν

15 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ὁ θεὸς ἄγγελον εἰς Ιερουσαλημ τοῦ ἐξολεθρεῦσαι αὐτήν καὶ ὡς ἐξωλέθρευσεν εἶδεν κύριος καὶ μετεμελήθη ἐπὶ τῇ κακίᾳ καὶ εἶπεν τῷ ἀγγέλῳ τῷ ἐξολεθρεύοντι ἱκανούσθω σοι ἄνες τὴν χεῖρά σου καὶ ὁ ἄγγελος κυρίου ἑστὼς ἐν τῷ ἅλῳ Ορνα τοῦ Ιεβουσαίου

16 καὶ ἐπῆρεν Δαυιδ τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶδεν τὸν ἄγγελον κυρίου ἑστῶτα ἀνὰ μέσον τῆς γῆς καὶ ἀνὰ μέσον τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ἡ ῥομφαία αὐτοῦ ἐσπασμένη ἐν τῇ χειρὶ αὐτοῦ ἐκτεταμένη ἐπὶ Ιερουσαλημ καὶ ἔπεσεν Δαυιδ καὶ οἱ πρεσβύτεροι περιβεβλημένοι ἐν σάκκοις ἐπὶ πρόσωπον αὐτῶν

17 καὶ εἶπεν Δαυιδ πρὸς τὸν θεόν οὐκ ἐγὼ εἶπα τοῦ ἀριθμῆσαι ἐν τῷ λαῷ καὶ ἐγώ εἰμι ὁ ἁμαρτών κακοποιῶν ἐκακοποίησα καὶ ταῦτα τὰ πρόβατα τί ἐποίησαν κύριε ὁ θεός γενηθήτω ἡ χείρ σου ἐν ἐμοὶ καὶ ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ τοῦ πατρός μου καὶ μὴ ἐν τῷ λαῷ σου εἰς ἀπώλειαν κύριε

18 καὶ ἄγγελος κυρίου εἶπεν τῷ Γαδ τοῦ εἰπεῖν πρὸς Δαυιδ ἵνα ἀναβῇ τοῦ στῆσαι θυσιαστήριον τῷ κυρίῳ ἐν ἅλῳ Ορνα τοῦ Ιεβουσαίου

19 καὶ ἀνέβη Δαυιδ κατὰ τὸν λόγον Γαδ ὃν ἐλάλησεν ἐν ὀνόματι κυρίου

20 καὶ ἐπέστρεψεν Ορνα καὶ εἶδεν τὸν βασιλέα καὶ τέσσαρες υἱοὶ αὐτοῦ μετ᾽ αὐτοῦ μεθαχαβιν καὶ Ορνα ἦν ἀλοῶν πυρούς

21 καὶ ἦλθεν Δαυιδ πρὸς Ορναν καὶ Ορνα ἐξῆλθεν ἐκ τῆς ἅλω καὶ προσεκύνησεν τῷ Δαυιδ τῷ προσώπῳ ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν

22 καὶ εἶπεν Δαυιδ πρὸς Ορνα δός μοι τὸν τόπον σου τῆς ἅλω καὶ οἰκοδομήσω ἐπ᾽ αὐτῷ θυσιαστήριον τῷ κυρίῳ ἐν ἀργυρίῳ ἀξίῳ δός μοι αὐτόν καὶ παύσεται ἡ πληγὴ ἐκ τοῦ λαοῦ

23 καὶ εἶπεν Ορνα πρὸς Δαυιδ λαβὲ σεαυτῷ καὶ ποιησάτω ὁ κύριός μου ὁ βασιλεὺς τὸ ἀγαθὸν ἐναντίον αὐτοῦ ἰδὲ δέδωκα τοὺς μόσχους εἰς ὁλοκαύτωσιν καὶ τὸ ἄροτρον καὶ τὰς ἁμάξας εἰς ξύλα καὶ τὸν σῖτον εἰς θυσίαν τὰ πάντα δέδωκα

24 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεὺς Δαυιδ τῷ Ορνα οὐχί ὅτι ἀγοράζων ἀγοράζω ἐν ἀργυρίῳ ἀξίῳ ὅτι οὐ μὴ λάβω ἅ ἐστίν σοι κυρίῳ τοῦ ἀνενέγκαι ὁλοκαύτωσιν δωρεὰν κυρίῳ

25 καὶ ἔδωκεν Δαυιδ τῷ Ορνα ἐν τῷ τόπῳ αὐτοῦ σίκλους χρυσίου ὁλκῆς ἑξακοσίους

26 καὶ ᾠκοδόμησεν Δαυιδ ἐκεῖ θυσιαστήριον κυρίῳ καὶ ἀνήνεγκεν ὁλοκαυτώματα καὶ σωτηρίου καὶ ἐβόησεν πρὸς κύριον καὶ ἐπήκουσεν αὐτῷ ἐν πυρὶ ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἐπὶ τὸ θυσιαστήριον τῆς ὁλοκαυτώσεως καὶ κατανάλωσεν τὴν ὁλοκαύτωσιν

27 καὶ εἶπεν κύριος πρὸς τὸν ἄγγελον καὶ κατέθηκεν τὴν ῥομφαίαν εἰς τὸν κολεόν

28 ἐν τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ ἐν τῷ ἰδεῖν τὸν Δαυιδ ὅτι ἐπήκουσεν αὐτῷ κύριος ἐν τῷ ἅλῳ Ορνα τοῦ Ιεβουσαίου καὶ ἐθυσίασεν ἐκεῖ

29 καὶ σκηνὴ κυρίου ἣν ἐποίησεν Μωυσῆς ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ καὶ θυσιαστήριον τῶν ὁλοκαυτωμάτων ἐν τῷ καιρῷ ἐκείνῳ ἐν Βαμα ἐν Γαβαων

30 καὶ οὐκ ἠδύνατο Δαυιδ τοῦ πορευθῆναι ἔμπροσθεν αὐτοῦ τοῦ ζητῆσαι τὸν θεόν ὅτι κατέσπευσεν ἀπὸ προσώπου τῆς ῥομφαίας ἀγγέλου κυρίου


‎1 ‏וַיַּֽעֲמֹ֥ד שָׂטָ֖ן עַל־יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וַיָּ֙סֶת֙ אֶת־דָּוִ֔יד לִמְנ֖וֹת אֶת־יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎2 ‏וַיֹּ֨אמֶר דָּוִ֤יד אֶל־יוֹאָב֙ וְאֶל־שָׂרֵ֣י הָעָ֔ם לְכ֗וּ סִפְרוּ֙ אֶת־יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל מִבְּאֵ֥ר שֶׁ֖בַע וְעַד־דָּ֑ן וְהָבִ֣יאוּ אֵלַ֔י וְאֵדְעָ֖ה אֶת־מִסְפָּרָֽם׃

‎3 ‏וַיֹּ֣אמֶר יוֹאָ֗ב יוֹסֵף֩ יְהוָ֨ה עַל־עַמּ֤וֹ׀ כָּהֵם֙ מֵאָ֣ה פְעָמִ֔ים הֲלֹא֙ אֲדֹנִ֣י הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ כֻּלָּ֥ם לַאדֹנִ֖י לַעֲבָדִ֑ים לָ֣מָּה יְבַקֵּ֥שׁ זֹאת֙ אֲדֹנִ֔י לָ֛מָּה יִהְיֶ֥ה לְאַשְׁמָ֖ה לְיִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

‎4 ‏וּדְבַר־הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ חָזַ֣ק עַל־יוֹאָ֑ב וַיֵּצֵ֣א יוֹאָ֗ב וַיִּתְהַלֵּךְ֙ בְּכָל־יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל וַיָּבֹ֖א יְרוּשָׁלִָֽם׃

‎5 ‏וַיִּתֵּ֥ן יוֹאָ֛ב אֶת־מִסְפַּ֥ר מִפְקַד־הָעָ֖ם אֶל־דָּוִ֑יד וַיְהִ֣י כָֽל־יִשְׂרָאֵ֡ל אֶ֣לֶף אֲלָפִים֩ וּמֵאָ֨ה אֶ֤לֶף אִישׁ֙ שֹׁ֣לֵֽף חֶ֔רֶב וִֽיהוּדָ֕ה אַרְבַּע֩ מֵא֨וֹת וְשִׁבְעִ֥ים אֶ֛לֶף אִ֖ישׁ שֹׁ֥לֵֽף חָֽרֶב׃

‎6 ‏וְלֵוִי֙ וּבִנְיָמִ֔ן לֹ֥א פָקַ֖ד בְּתוֹכָ֑ם כִּֽי־נִתְעַ֥ב דְּבַר־הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ אֶת־יוֹאָֽב׃

‎7 ‏וַיֵּ֙רַע֙ בְּעֵינֵ֣י הָאֱלֹהִ֔ים עַל־הַדָּבָ֖ר הַזֶּ֑ה וַיַּ֖ךְ אֶת־יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ פ

‎8 ‏וַיֹּ֤אמֶר דָּוִיד֙ אֶל־הָ֣אֱלֹהִ֔ים חָטָ֣אתִֽי מְאֹ֔ד אֲשֶׁ֥ר עָשִׂ֖יתִי אֶת־הַדָּבָ֣ר הַזֶּ֑ה וְעַתָּ֗ה הַֽעֲבֶר־נָא֙ אֶת־עֲו֣וֹן עַבְדְּךָ֔ כִּ֥י נִסְכַּ֖לְתִּי מְאֹֽד׃ פ

‎9 ‏וַיְדַבֵּ֤ר יְהוָה֙ אֶל־גָּ֔ד חֹזֵ֥ה דָוִ֖יד לֵאמֹֽר׃

‎10 ‏לֵךְ֩ וְדִבַּרְתָּ֨ אֶל־דָּוִ֜יד לֵאמֹ֗ר כֹּ֚ה אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה שָׁל֕וֹשׁ אֲנִ֖י נֹטֶ֣ה עָלֶ֑יךָ בְּחַר־לְךָ֛ אַחַ֥ת מֵהֵ֖נָּה וְאֶֽעֱשֶׂה־לָּֽךְ׃

‎11 ‏וַיָּ֥בֹא גָ֖ד אֶל־דָּוִ֑יד וַיֹּ֥אמֶר ל֛וֹ כֹּֽה־אָמַ֥ר יְהוָ֖ה קַבֶּל־לָֽךְ׃

‎12 ‏אִם־שָׁל֨וֹשׁ שָׁנִ֜ים רָעָ֗ב וְאִם־שְׁלֹשָׁ֨ה חֳדָשִׁ֜ים נִסְפֶּ֥ה מִפְּנֵי־צָרֶיךָ֮ וְחֶ֣רֶב אוֹיְבֶ֣ךָ׀ לְמַשֶּׂגֶת֒ וְאִם־שְׁלֹ֣שֶׁת יָ֠מִים חֶ֣רֶב יְהוָ֤ה וְדֶ֙בֶר֙ בָּאָ֔רֶץ וּמַלְאַ֣ךְ יְהוָ֔ה מַשְׁחִ֖ית בְּכָל־גְּב֣וּל יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וְעַתָּ֣ה רְאֵ֔ה מָֽה־אָשִׁ֥יב אֶת־שֹׁלְחִ֖י דָּבָֽר׃ פ

‎13 ‏וַיֹּ֧אמֶר דָּוִ֛יד אֶל־גָּ֖ד צַר־לִ֣י מְאֹ֑ד אֶפְּלָה־נָּ֣א בְיַד־יְהוָ֗ה כִּֽי־רַבִּ֤ים רַחֲמָיו֙ מְאֹ֔ד וּבְיַד־אָדָ֖ם אַל־אֶפֹּֽל׃

‎14 ‏וַיִּתֵּ֧ן יְהוָ֛ה דֶּ֖בֶר בְּיִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וַיִּפֹּל֙ מִיִּשְׂרָאֵ֔ל שִׁבְעִ֥ים אֶ֖לֶף אִֽישׁ׃

‎15 ‏וַיִּשְׁלַח֩ הָאֱלֹהִ֨ים׀ מַלְאָ֥ךְ׀ לִֽירוּשָׁלִַם֮ לְהַשְׁחִיתָהּ֒ וּכְהַשְׁחִ֗ית רָאָ֤ה יְהוָה֙ וַיִּנָּ֣חֶם עַל־הָֽרָעָ֔ה וַיֹּ֨אמֶר לַמַּלְאָ֤ךְ הַמַּשְׁחִית֙ רַ֔ב עַתָּ֖ה הֶ֣רֶף יָדֶ֑ךָ וּמַלְאַ֤ךְ יְהוָה֙ עֹמֵ֔ד עִם־גֹּ֖רֶן אָרְנָ֥ן הַיְבוּסִֽי׃ ס

‎16 ‏וַיִּשָּׂ֨א דָוִ֜יד אֶת־עֵינָ֗יו וַיַּ֞רְא אֶת־מַלְאַ֤ךְ יְהוָה֙ עֹמֵ֗ד בֵּ֤ין הָאָ֙רֶץ֙ וּבֵ֣ין הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם וְחַרְבּ֤וֹ שְׁלוּפָה֙ בְּיָד֔וֹ נְטוּיָ֖ה עַל־יְרוּשָׁלִָ֑ם וַיִּפֹּ֨ל דָּוִ֧יד וְהַזְּקֵנִ֛ים מְכֻסִּ֥ים בַּשַּׂקִּ֖ים עַל־פְּנֵיהֶֽם׃

‎17 ‏וַיֹּ֣אמֶר דָּוִ֣יד אֶֽל־הָאֱלֹהִ֡ים הֲלֹא֩ אֲנִ֨י אָמַ֜רְתִּי לִמְנ֣וֹת בָּעָ֗ם וַאֲנִי־ה֤וּא אֲשֶׁר־חָטָ֙אתִי֙ וְהָרֵ֣עַ הֲרֵע֔וֹתִי וְאֵ֥לֶּה הַצֹּ֖אן מֶ֣ה עָשׂ֑וּ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהַ֗י תְּהִ֨י נָ֤א יָֽדְךָ֙ בִּ֚י וּבְבֵ֣ית אָבִ֔י וּֽבְעַמְּךָ֖ לֹ֥א לְמַגֵּפָֽה׃ ס

‎18 ‏וּמַלְאַ֧ךְ יְהוָ֛ה אָמַ֥ר אֶל־גָּ֖ד לֵאמֹ֣ר לְדָוִ֑יד כִּ֣י׀ יַעֲלֶ֣ה דָוִ֗יד לְהָקִ֤ים מִזְבֵּ֙חַ֙ לַיהוָ֔ה בְּגֹ֖רֶן אָרְנָ֥ן הַיְבֻסִֽי׃

‎19 ‏וַיַּ֤עַל דָּוִיד֙ בִּדְבַר־גָּ֔ד אֲשֶׁ֥ר דִּבֶּ֖ר בְּשֵׁ֥ם יְהוָֽה׃

‎20 ‏וַיָּ֣שָׁב אָרְנָ֗ן וַיַּרְא֙ אֶת־הַמַּלְאָ֔ךְ וְאַרְבַּ֧עַת בָּנָ֛יו עִמּ֖וֹ מִֽתְחַבְּאִ֑ים וְאָרְנָ֖ן דָּ֥שׁ חִטִּֽים׃

‎21 ‏וַיָּבֹ֥א דָוִ֖יד עַד־אָרְנָ֑ן וַיַּבֵּ֤ט אָרְנָן֙ וַיַּ֣רְא אֶת־דָּוִ֔יד וַיֵּצֵא֙ מִן־הַגֹּ֔רֶן וַיִּשְׁתַּ֧חוּ לְדָוִ֛יד אַפַּ֖יִם אָֽרְצָה׃

‎22 ‏וַיֹּ֨אמֶר דָּוִ֜יד אֶל־אָרְנָ֗ן תְּנָה־לִּי֙ מְק֣וֹם הַגֹּ֔רֶן וְאֶבְנֶה־בּ֥וֹ מִזְבֵּ֖חַ לַיהוָ֑ה בְּכֶ֤סֶף מָלֵא֙ תְּנֵ֣הוּ לִ֔י וְתֵעָצַ֥ר הַמַּגֵּפָ֖ה מֵעַ֥ל הָעָֽם׃

‎23 ‏וַיֹּ֨אמֶר אָרְנָ֤ן אֶל־דָּוִיד֙ קַֽח־לָ֔ךְ וְיַ֛עַשׂ אֲדֹנִ֥י הַמֶּ֖לֶךְ הַטּ֣וֹב בְּעֵינָ֑יו רְאֵה֩ נָתַ֨תִּי הַבָּקָ֜ר לָֽעֹל֗וֹת וְהַמּוֹרִגִּ֧ים לָעֵצִ֛ים וְהַחִטִּ֥ים לַמִּנְחָ֖ה הַכֹּ֥ל נָתָֽתִּי׃

‎24 ‏וַיֹּ֨אמֶר הַמֶּ֤לֶךְ דָּוִיד֙ לְאָרְנָ֔ן לֹ֕א כִּֽי־קָנֹ֥ה אֶקְנֶ֖ה בְּכֶ֣סֶף מָלֵ֑א כִּ֠י לֹא־אֶשָּׂ֤א אֲשֶׁר־לְךָ֙ לַיהוָ֔ה וְהַעֲל֥וֹת עוֹלָ֖ה חִנָּֽם׃

‎25 ‏וַיִּתֵּ֥ן דָּוִ֛יד לְאָרְנָ֖ן בַּמָּק֑וֹם שִׁקְלֵ֣י זָהָ֔ב מִשְׁקָ֖ל שֵׁ֥שׁ מֵאֽוֹת׃

‎26 ‏וַיִּבֶן֩ שָׁ֨ם דָּוִ֤יד מִזְבֵּ֙חַ֙ לַיהוָ֔ה וַיַּ֥עַל עֹל֖וֹת וּשְׁלָמִ֑ים וַיִּקְרָא֙ אֶל־יְהוָ֔ה וַיַּֽעֲנֵ֤הוּ בָאֵשׁ֙ מִן־הַשָּׁמַ֔יִם עַ֖ל מִזְבַּ֥ח הָעֹלָֽה׃ פ

‎27 ‏וַיֹּ֤אמֶר יְהוָה֙ לַמַּלְאָ֔ךְ וַיָּ֥שֶׁב חַרְבּ֖וֹ אֶל־נְדָנָֽהּ׃

‎28 ‏בָּעֵ֣ת הַהִ֔יא בִּרְא֤וֹת דָּוִיד֙ כִּי־עָנָ֣הוּ יְהוָ֔ה בְּגֹ֖רֶן אָרְנָ֣ן הַיְבוּסִ֑י וַיִּזְבַּ֖ח שָֽׁם׃

‎29 ‏וּמִשְׁכַּ֣ן יְ֠הוָה אֲשֶׁר־עָשָׂ֨ה מֹשֶׁ֧ה בַמִּדְבָּ֛ר וּמִזְבַּ֥ח הָעוֹלָ֖ה בָּעֵ֣ת הַהִ֑יא בַּבָּמָ֖ה בְּגִבְעֽוֹן׃

‎30 ‏וְלֹא־יָכֹ֥ל דָּוִ֛יד לָלֶ֥כֶת לְפָנָ֖יו לִדְרֹ֣שׁ אֱלֹהִ֑ים כִּ֣י נִבְעַ֔ת מִפְּנֵ֕י חֶ֖רֶב מַלְאַ֥ךְ יְהוָֽה׃ ס


1 Consurrexit autem Satan contra Israël, et concitavit David ut numeraret Israël.

2 Dixitque David ad Joab et ad principes populi: Ite, et numerate Israël a Bersabee usque Dan: et afferte mihi numerum ut sciam.

3 Responditque Joab: Augeat Dominus populum suum centuplum quam sunt: nonne, domine mi rex, omnes servi tui sunt? quare hoc quærit dominus meus, quod in peccatum reputetur Israëli?

4 Sed sermo regis magis prævaluit: egressusque est Joab, et circuivit universum Israël: et reversus est Jerusalem,

5 deditque David numerum eorum quos circuierat: et inventus est omnis numerus Israël, mille millia et centum millia virorum educentium gladium: de Juda autem quadringenta septuaginta millia bellatorum.

6 Nam Levi et Benjamin non numeravit: eo quod Joab invitus exsequeretur regis imperium.

7 Displicuit autem Deo quod jussum erat: et percussit Israël.

8 Dixitque David ad Deum: Peccavi nimis ut hoc facerem: obsecro, aufer iniquitatem servi tui, quia insipienter egi.

9 Et locutus est Dominus ad Gad videntem David, dicens:

10 Vade, et loquere ad David, et dic ei: Hæc dicit Dominus: Trium tibi optionem do: unum, quod volueris, elige, et faciam tibi.

11 Cumque venisset Gad ad David, dixit ei: Hæc dicit Doinus: Elige, quod volueris:

12 aut tribus annis famem; aut tribus mensibus te fugere hostes tuos, et gladium eorum non posse evadere; aut tribus diebus gladium Domini, et pestilentiam versari in terra, et angelum Domini interficere in universis finibus Israël: nunc igitur vide quid respondeam ei qui misit me.

13 Et dixit David ad Gad: Ex omni parte me angustiæ premunt: sed melius mihi est ut incidam in manus Domini, quia multæ sunt miserationes ejus, quam in manus hominum.

14 Misit ergo Dominus pestilentiam in Israël: et ceciderunt de Israël septuaginta millia virorum.

15 Misit quoque angelum in Jerusalem ut percuteret eam: cumque percuteretur, vidit Dominus, et misertus est super magnitudine mali: et imperavit angelo qui percutiebat: Sufficit, jam cesset manus tua. Porro angelus Domini stabat juxta aream Ornan Jebusæi.

16 Levansque David oculos suos, vidit angelum Domini stantem inter cælum et terram, et evaginatum gladium in manu ejus, et versum contra Jerusalem: et ceciderunt tam ipse quam majores natu, vestiti ciliciis, proni in terram.

17 Dixitque David ad Deum: Nonne ego sum, qui jussi ut numeraretur populus? ego, qui peccavi? ego, qui malum feci? iste grex, quid commeruit? Domine Deus meus, vertatur, obsecro, manus tua in me, et in domum patris mei: populus autem tuus non percutiatur.

18 Angelus autem Domini præcepit Gad ut diceret Davidi ut ascenderet, exstrueretque altare Domino Deo in area Ornan Jebusæi.

19 Ascendit ergo David juxta sermonem Gad, quem locutus ei fuerat ex nomine Domini.

20 Porro Ornan cum suspexisset et vidisset angelum, quatuorque filii ejus cum eo, absconderunt se: nam eo tempore terebat in area triticum.

21 Igitur cum veniret David ad Ornan, conspexit eum Ornan, et processit ei obviam de area, et adoravit eum pronus in terram.

22 Dixitque ei David: Da mihi locum areæ tuæ, ut ædificem in ea altare Domino: ita ut quantum valet argenti accipias, et cesset plaga a populo.

23 Dixit autem Ornan ad David: Tolle, et faciat dominus meus rex quodcumque ei placet: sed et boves do in holocaustum, et tribulas in ligna, et triticum in sacrificium: omnia libens præbebo.

24 Dixitque ei rex David: Nequaquam ita fiet, sed argentum dabo quantum valet: neque enim tibi auferre debeo, et sic offerre Domino holocausta gratuita.

25 Dedit ergo David Ornan pro loco siclos auri justissimi ponderis sexcentos.

26 Et ædificavit ibi altare Domino, obtulitque holocausta et pacifica, et invocavit Dominum; et exaudivit eum in igne de cælo super altare holocausti.

27 Præcepitque Dominus angelo, et convertit gladium suum in vaginam.

28 Protinus ergo David, videns quod exaudisset eum Dominus in area Ornan Jebusæi, immolavit ibi victimas.

29 Tabernaculum autem Domini, quod fecerat Moyses in deserto, et altare holocaustorum, ea tempestate erat in excelso Gabaon.

30 Et non prævaluit David ire ad altare ut ibi obsecraret Deum: nimio enim fuerat in timore perterritus, videns gladium angeli Domini.

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