1 Et addidit furor Domini ira sci contra Israel; commovit que David contra eos dicens: "Vade, numera Israel et Iudam".
2 Dixitque rex ad Ioab et ad principes exercitus sui, qui erant cum eo: "Perambula omnes tribus Israel a Dan usque Bersabee, et numerate populum, ut sciam numerum eius".
3 Dixitque Ioab regi: "Adaugeat Dominus Deus tuus ad populum, quantus nunc est, centuplum in conspectu domini mei regis! Sed quid sibi dominus meus rex vult in re huiuscemodi?".
4 Praevaluit autem sermo regis contra Ioab et principes exercitus; egressusque est Ioab et principes militum a facie regis, ut numerarent populum Israel.
5 Cumque pertransissent Iordanem, inceperunt ab Aroer et ab urbe, quae est in media valle, transeuntes ad Gaditas et ad Iazer.
6 Et pervenerunt in Galaad et in terram Hetthaeorum in Cades et venerunt in Dan. Et a Dan converterunt se ad Sidonem
7 et pervenerunt ad arcem Tyri et omnes urbes Hevaei et Chananaei exieruntque ad Nageb Iudae in Bersabee.
8 Et, lustrata universa terra, affuerunt post novem menses et viginti dies in Ierusalem.
9 Dedit ergo Ioab numerum descriptionis populi regi; et inventa sunt de Israel octingenta milia virorum fortium, qui educerent gladium, et de Iuda quingenta milia pugnatorum.
10 Percussit autem cor David eum, postquam numeratus est populus, et dixit David ad Dominum: "Peccavi valde in hoc facto; nunc vero precor, Domine, ut transferas iniquitatem servi tui, quia stulte egi nimis".
11 Surrexit itaque David mane, et sermo Domini factus est ad Gad propheten, videntem David, dicens:
24:12" Vade et loquere ad David: Haec dicit Dominus: Trium tibi datur optio; elige unum, quod volueris ex his, ut faciam tibi".
13 Cumque venisset Gad ad David, nuntiavit ei dicens: "Aut tribus annis veniet tibi fames in terra tua, aut tribus mensibus fugies adversarios tuos, et illi te persequentur, aut certe tribus diebus erit pestilentia in terra tua. Nunc ergo delibera et vide quem respondeam ei, qui me misit, sermonem".
14 Dixit autem David ad Gad: "Artor nimis; sed melius est, ut incidamus in manu Domini - multae enim misericordiae eius sunt - quam in manu hominum!".
15 Et elegit sibi David pestilentiam; et erant dies messis tritici. Immisitque Dominus pestilentiam in Israel de mane usque ad tempus constitutum, et mortui sunt ex populo a Dan usque Bersabee septuaginta milia virorum.
16 Cumque extendisset manum suam angelus super Ierusalem, ut disperderet eam, misertus est Dominus super afflictione et ait angelo percutienti populum: "Sufficit; nunc contine manum tuam!". Erat autem angelus Domini iuxta aream Areuna Iebusaei.
17 Dixitque David ad Dominum, cum vidisset angelum caedentem populum: "Ego sum qui peccavi, ego inique egi; isti, qui oves sunt, quid fecerunt? Vertatur, obsecro, manus tua contra me et contra domum patris mei".
18 Venit autem Gad ad David in die illa et dixit ei: "Ascende, constitue Domino altare in area Areuna Iebusaei".
19 Et ascendit David iuxta sermonem Gad, quem praeceperat ei Dominus.
20 Conspiciensque Areuna animadvertit regem et servos eius transire ad se
21 et egressus adoravit regem prono vultu in terra et ait: "Quid causae est, ut veniat dominus meus rex ad servum suum?". Cui David ait: "Ut emam a te aream et aedificem altare Domino, et cesset interfectio, quae grassatur in populo".
22 Et ait Areuna ad David: "Accipiat et offerat dominus meus rex, sicut ei placet. Ecce boves in holocaustum et plaustrum et iuga boum in usum lignorum.
23 Omnia dat Areuna, o rex, regi". Dixitque Areuna ad regem: "Dominus Deus tuus suscipiat votum tuum!".
24 Cui respondens rex ait: "Nequaquam; sed emam pretio a te et non offeram Domino Deo meo holocausta gratuita". Emit ergo David aream et boves argenti siclis quinquaginta.
25 Et aedificavit ibi David altare Domino et obtulit holocausta et pacifica. Et repropitiatus est Dominus terrae, et cohibita est plaga ab Israel.
King James Version
1 And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.
2 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 Beer-sheba, and number ye the people, that I may know the number of the people.
3 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?
4 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.
5 ¶ 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:
6 Then they came to Gilead, and to the land of Tahtim-hodshi; and they came to Dan-jaan, and about to Zidon,
7 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 Beer-sheba.
8 So when they had gone through all the land, they came to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days.
9 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.
10 ¶ 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.
11 For when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came unto the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,
12 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.
13 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.
14 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.
15 ¶ 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 Beer-sheba seventy thousand men.
16 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.
17 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.
18 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.
19 And David, according to the saying of Gad, went up as the LORD commanded.
20 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.
21 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.
22 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.
23 All these things did Araunah, as a king, give unto the king. And Araunah said unto the king, The LORD thy God accept thee.
24 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.
25 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.