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1 Chronicles 21 (WEBP)

[1] Satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to take a census of Israel.
[2] David said to Joab and to the princes of the people, “Go, count Israel from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring me word, that I may know how many there are.”
[3] Joab said, “May Yahweh make his people a hundred times as many as they are. But, my lord the king, aren’t they all my lord’s servants? Why does my lord require this thing? Why will he be a cause of guilt to Israel?”
[4] Nevertheless the king’s word prevailed against Joab. Therefore Joab departed and went throughout all Israel, then came to Jerusalem.
[5] Joab gave the sum of the census of the people to David. All those of Israel were one million one hundred thousand men who drew a sword; and in Judah were four hundred seventy thousand men who drew a sword.
[6] But he didn’t count Levi and Benjamin among them, for the king’s word was abominable to Joab.
[7] God was displeased with this thing; therefore he struck Israel.
[8] David said to God, “I have sinned greatly, in that I have done this thing. But now put away, I beg you, the iniquity of your servant, for I have done very foolishly.”
[9] Yahweh spoke to Gad, David’s seer, saying,
[10] “Go and speak to David, saying, ‘Yahweh says, “I offer you three things. Choose one of them, that I may do it to you.” ’ ”
[11] So Gad came to David and said to him, “Yahweh says, ‘Take your choice:
[12] either three years of famine; or three months to be consumed before your foes, while the sword of your enemies overtakes you; or else three days of the sword of Yahweh, even pestilence in the land, and Yahweh’s angel destroying throughout all the borders of Israel. Now therefore consider what answer I shall return to him who sent me.’ ”
[13] David said to Gad, “I am in distress. Let me fall, I pray, into Yahweh’s hand, for his mercies are very great. Don’t let me fall into man’s hand.”
[14] So Yahweh sent a pestilence on Israel, and seventy thousand men of Israel fell.
[15] God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it. As he was about to destroy, Yahweh saw, and he relented of the disaster, and said to the destroying angel, “It is enough. Now withdraw your hand.” Yahweh’s angel was standing by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
[16] David lifted up his eyes, and saw Yahweh’s angel standing between earth and the sky, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell on their faces.
[17] David said to God, “Isn’t it I who commanded the people to be counted? It is even I who have sinned and done very wickedly; but these sheep, what have they done? Please let your hand, O Yahweh my God, be against me and against my father’s house; but not against your people, that they should be plagued.”
[18] Then Yahweh’s angel commanded Gad to tell David that David should go up and raise an altar to Yahweh on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
[19] David went up at the saying of Gad, which he spoke in Yahweh’s name.
[20] Ornan turned back and saw the angel; and his four sons who were with him hid themselves. Now Ornan was threshing wheat.
[21] As David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David, and went out of the threshing floor, and bowed himself to David with his face to the ground.
[22] Then David said to Ornan, “Sell me the place of this threshing floor, that I may build an altar to Yahweh on it. You shall sell it to me for the full price, that the plague may be stopped from afflicting the people.”
[23] Ornan said to David, “Take it for yourself, and let my lord the king do that which is good in his eyes. Behold, I give the oxen for burnt offerings, and the threshing instruments for wood, and the wheat for the meal offering. I give it all.”
[24] King David said to Ornan, “No, but I will most certainly buy it for the full price. For I will not take that which is yours for Yahweh, nor offer a burnt offering that costs me nothing.”
[25] So David gave to Ornan six hundred shekels° of gold by weight for the place.
[26] David built an altar to Yahweh there, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings, and called on Yahweh; and he answered him from the sky by fire on the altar of burnt offering.
[27] Then Yahweh commanded the angel, and he put his sword back into its sheath.
[28] At that time, when David saw that Yahweh had answered him in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.
[29] For Yahweh’s tabernacle, which Moses made in the wilderness, and the altar of burnt offering, were at that time in the high place at Gibeon.
[30] But David couldn’t go before it to inquire of God, for he was afraid because of the sword of Yahweh’s angel.

1 Chronicles 21:25 A shekel is about 10 grams or about 0.32 Troy ounces, so 600 shekels was about 6 kilograms or about 192 Troy ounces.

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1 Chronicles 21 (KJVS)

[1] And Satan H7854 stood up H5975 (8799) against Israel H3478, and provoked H5496 (8686) David H1732 to number H4487 (8800) Israel H3478.
[2] And David H1732 said H559 (8799) to Joab H3097 and to the rulers H8269 of the people H5971, Go H3212 (8798), number H5608 (8798) Israel H3478 from Beersheba H884 even to Dan H1835; and bring H935 (8685) the number H4557 of them to me, that I may know H3045 (8799) [it].
[3] And Joab H3097 answered H559 (8799), The LORD H3068 make his people H5971 an hundred H3967 times H6471 so many more H3254 (8686) as they H1992 [be]: but, my lord H113 the king H4428, [are] they not all my lord’s H113 servants H5650? why then doth my lord H113 require H1245 (8762) this thing? why will he be a cause of trespass H819 to Israel H3478?
[4] Nevertheless the king’s H4428 word H1697 prevailed H2388 (8804) against Joab H3097. Wherefore Joab H3097 departed H3318 (8799), and went H1980 (8691) throughout all Israel H3478, and came H935 (8799) to Jerusalem H3389.
[5] And Joab H3097 gave H5414 (8799) the sum H4557 of the number H4662 of the people H5971 unto David H1732. And all [they of] Israel H3478 were a thousand H505 thousand H505 and an hundred H3967 thousand H505 men H376 that drew H8025 (8802) sword H2719: and Judah H3063 [was] four H702 hundred H3967 threescore and ten H7657 thousand H505 men H376 that drew H8025 (8802) sword H2719.
[6] But Levi H3878 and Benjamin H1144 counted H6485 (8804) he not among H8432 them: for the king’s H4428 word H1697 was abominable H8581 (8738) to Joab H3097.
[7] And God H430 was displeased H3415 (8799) H5869 with this thing H1697; therefore he smote H5221 (8686) Israel H3478.
[8] And David H1732 said H559 (8799) unto God H430, I have sinned H2398 (8804) greatly H3966, because I have done H6213 (8804) this thing H1697: but now, I beseech thee, do away H5674 (8685) the iniquity H5771 of thy servant H5650; for I have done very H3966 foolishly H5528 (8738).
[9] And the LORD H3068 spake H1696 (8762) unto Gad H1410, David’s H1732 seer H2374, saying H559 (8800),
[10] Go H3212 (8798) and tell H1696 (8765) David H1732, saying H559 (8800), Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068, I offer H5186 (8802) thee three H7969 [things]: choose H977 (8798) thee one H259 of them H2007, that I may do H6213 (8799) [it] unto thee.
[11] So Gad H1410 came H935 (8799) to David H1732, and said H559 (8799) unto him, Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068, Choose H6901 (8761) thee
[12] Either three H7969 years H8141’ famine H7458; or three H7969 months H2320 to be destroyed H5595 (8737) before H6440 thy foes H6862, while that the sword H2719 of thine enemies H341 (8802) overtaketh H5381 (8688) [thee]; or H518 else three H7969 days H3117 the sword H2719 of the LORD H3068, even the pestilence H1698, in the land H776, and the angel H4397 of the LORD H3068 destroying H7843 (8688) throughout all the coasts H1366 of Israel H3478. Now therefore advise H7200 (8798) thyself what word H1697 I shall bring again H7725 (8686) to him that sent H7971 (8802) me.
[13] And David H1732 said H559 (8799) unto Gad H1410, I am in a great H3966 strait H6887 (8804): let me fall H5307 (8799) now into the hand H3027 of the LORD H3068; for very H3966 great H7227 [are] his mercies H7356: but let me not fall H5307 (8799) into the hand H3027 of man H120.
[14] So the LORD H3068 sent H5414 (8799) pestilence H1698 upon Israel H3478: and there fell H5307 (8799) of Israel H3478 seventy H7657 thousand H505 men H376.
[15] And God H430 sent H7971 (8799) an angel H4397 unto Jerusalem H3389 to destroy H7843 (8687) it: and as he was destroying H7843 (8687), the LORD H3068 beheld H7200 (8804), and he repented H5162 (8735) him of the evil H7451, and said H559 (8799) to the angel H4397 that destroyed H7843 (8688), It is enough H7227, stay H7503 (8685) now thine hand H3027. And the angel H4397 of the LORD H3068 stood H5975 (8802) by the threshingfloor H1637 of Ornan H771 the Jebusite H2983.
[16] And David H1732 lifted up H5375 (8799) his eyes H5869, and saw H7200 (8799) the angel H4397 of the LORD H3068 stand H5975 (8802) between the earth H776 and the heaven H8064, having a drawn H8025 (8803) sword H2719 in his hand H3027 stretched out H5186 (8803) over Jerusalem H3389. Then David H1732 and the elders H2205 [of Israel, who were] clothed H3680 (8794) in sackcloth H8242, fell H5307 (8799) upon their faces H6440.
[17] And David H1732 said H559 (8799) unto God H430, [Is it] not I [that] commanded H559 (8804) the people H5971 to be numbered H4487 (8800)? even I it is that have sinned H2398 (8804) and done evil H7489 (8689) indeed H7489 (8687); but [as for] these sheep H6629, what have they done H6213 (8804)? let thine hand H3027, I pray thee, O LORD H3068 my God H430, be on me, and on my father’s H1 house H1004; but not on thy people H5971, that they should be plagued H4046.
[18] Then the angel H4397 of the LORD H3068 commanded H559 (8804) Gad H1410 to say H559 (8800) to David H1732, that David H1732 should go up H5927 (8799), and set up H6965 (8687) an altar H4196 unto the LORD H3068 in the threshingfloor H1637 of Ornan H771 the Jebusite H2983.
[19] And David H1732 went up H5927 (8799) at the saying H1697 of Gad H1410, which he spake H1696 (8765) in the name H8034 of the LORD H3068.
[20] And Ornan H771 turned back H7725 (8799), and saw H7200 (8799) the angel H4397; and his four H702 sons H1121 with him hid H2244 (8693) themselves. Now Ornan H771 was threshing H1758 (8804) wheat H2406.
[21] And as David H1732 came H935 (8799) to Ornan H771, Ornan H771 looked H5027 (8686) and saw H7200 (8799) David H1732, and went out H3318 (8799) of the threshingfloor H1637, and bowed H7812 (8691) himself to David H1732 with [his] face H639 to the ground H776.
[22] Then David H1732 said H559 (8799) to Ornan H771, Grant H5414 (8798) me the place H4725 of [this] threshingfloor H1637, that I may build H1129 (8799) an altar H4196 therein unto the LORD H3068: thou shalt grant H5414 (8798) it me for the full H4392 price H3701: that the plague H4046 may be stayed H6113 (8735) from the people H5971.
[23] And Ornan H771 said H559 (8799) unto David H1732, Take H3947 (8798) [it] to thee, and let my lord H113 the king H4428 do H6213 (8799) [that which is] good H2896 in his eyes H5869: lo H7200 (8798), I give H5414 (8804) [thee] the oxen H1241 [also] for burnt offerings H5930, and the threshing instruments H4173 for wood H6086, and the wheat H2406 for the meat offering H4503; I give H5414 (8804) it all.
[24] And king H4428 David H1732 said H559 (8799) to Ornan H771, Nay; but I will verily H7069 (8800) buy H7069 (8799) it for the full H4392 price H3701: for I will not take H5375 (8799) [that] which [is] thine for the LORD H3068, nor offer H5927 (8687) burnt offerings H5930 without cost H2600.
[25] So David H1732 gave H5414 (8799) to Ornan H771 for the place H4725 six H8337 hundred H3967 shekels H8255 of gold H2091 by weight H4948.
[26] And David H1732 built H1129 (8799) there an altar H4196 unto the LORD H3068, and offered H5927 (8686) burnt offerings H5930 and peace offerings H8002, and called H7121 (8799) upon the LORD H3068; and he answered H6030 (8799) him from heaven H8064 by fire H784 upon the altar H4196 of burnt offering H5930.
[27] And the LORD H3068 commanded H559 (8799) the angel H4397; and he put up H7725 his sword H2719 again H7725 (8686) into the sheath H5084 thereof.
[28] At that time H6256 when David H1732 saw H7200 (8800) that the LORD H3068 had answered H6030 (8804) him in the threshingfloor H1637 of Ornan H771 the Jebusite H2983, then he sacrificed H2076 (8799) there.
[29] For the tabernacle H4908 of the LORD H3068, which Moses H4872 made H6213 (8804) in the wilderness H4057, and the altar H4196 of the burnt offering H5930, [were] at that season H6256 in the high place H1116 at Gibeon H1391.
[30] But David H1732 could H3201 (8804) not go H3212 (8800) before H6440 it to enquire H1875 (8800) of God H430: for he was afraid H1204 (8738) because H6440 of the sword H2719 of the angel H4397 of the LORD H3068.

Young’s Literal Translation

1 Chronicles 21 (YLT)

[1] And there standeth up an adversary against Israel, and persuadeth David to number Israel,
[2] And David saith unto Joab, and unto the heads of the people, ‘Go, number Israel from Beer-Sheba even unto Dan, and bring unto me, and I know their number.’
[3] And Joab saith, ‘Jehovah doth add to His people as they are a hundred times; are they not, my lord, O king, all of them to my lord for servants? why doth my lord seek this? why is he for a cause of guilt to Israel?’
[4] And the word of the king is severe against Joab, and Joab goeth out, and goeth up and down in all Israel, and cometh in to Jerusalem.
[5] And Joab giveth the account of the numbering of the people unto David, and all Israel is a thousand thousand and a hundred thousand, each drawing sword, and Judah is four hundred and seventy thousand, each drawing sword.
[6] And Levi and Benjamin he hath not numbered in their midst, for the word of the king was abominable with Joab.
[7] And it is evil in the eyes of God concerning this thing, and He smiteth Israel,
[8] and David saith unto God, ‘I have sinned exceedingly, in that I have done this thing; and now, cause to pass away, I pray Thee, the iniquity of Thy servant, for I have acted very foolishly.’
[9] And Jehovah speaketh unto Gad, seer of David, saying:
[10] ‘Go, and thou hast spoken unto David, saying, Thus said Jehovah, Three-I am stretching out unto thee; choose for thee one of these, and I do it to thee.’
[11] And Gad cometh in unto David, and saith to him, ‘Thus said Jehovah, Take for thee-
[12] either for three years-famine, or three months to be consumed from the face of thine adversaries, even the sword of thine enemies to overtake, or three days the sword of Jehovah, even pestilence in the land, and a messenger of Jehovah destroying in all the border of Israel; and now, see; what word do I return to Him who is sending me?’
[13] And David saith unto Gad, ‘I am greatly distressed, let me fall, I pray thee, into the hand of Jehovah, for very many are His mercies, and into the hand of man let me not fall.’
[14] And Jehovah giveth a pestilence in Israel, and there fall of Israel seventy thousand men,
[15] and God sendeth a messenger to Jerusalem to destroy it, and as he is destroying Jehovah hath seen, and is comforted concerning the evil, and saith to the messenger who is destroying, ‘Enough, now, cease thy hand.’ And the messenger of Jehovah is standing by the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite,
[16] and David lifteth up his eyes, and seeth the messenger of Jehovah standing between the earth and the heavens, and his sword drawn in his hand, stretched out over Jerusalem, and David falleth, and the elders, covered with sackcloth, on their faces.
[17] And David saith unto God, ‘Did not I-I say to number the people? Yea, I it is who have sinned, and done great evil: and these, the flock, what did they? O Jehovah, my God, let, I pray Thee, Thy hand be on me, and on the house of my father, and not on Thy people-to be plagued.’
[18] And the messenger of Jehovah spake unto Gad, saying for David, ‘Surely David doth go up to raise an altar to Jehovah in the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite.’
[19] And David goeth up by the word of Gad, that he spake in the name of Jehovah.
[20] And Ornan turneth back, and seeth the messenger, and his four sons are with him, hiding themselves, and Ornan is threshing wheat.
[21] And David cometh in unto Ornan, and Ornan looketh attentively, and seeth David, and goeth out from the threshing-floor, and boweth himself to David-face to the earth.
[22] And David saith unto Ornan, ‘Give to me the place of the threshing-floor, and I build in it an altar to Jehovah; for full silver give it to me, and the plague is restrained from the people.’
[23] And Ornan saith unto David, ‘Take to thee-and my lord the king doth that which is good in his eyes: see, I have given the oxen for burnt-offerings, and the threshing instruments for wood, and the wheat for a present; the whole I have given.’
[24] And king David saith to Ornan, ‘Nay, for I surely buy for full silver; for I do not lift up that which is thine to Jehovah, so as to offer a burnt-offering without cost.’
[25] And David giveth to Ornan for the place shekels of gold in weight six hundred;
[26] and David buildeth there an altar to Jehovah, and offereth burnt-offerings and peace-offerings, and calleth unto Jehovah, and He answereth him with fire from the heavens on the altar of the burnt-offering.
[27] And Jehovah saith to the messenger, and he turneth back his sword unto its sheath.
[28] At that time when David seeth that Jehovah hath answered him in the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificeth there;
[29] and the tabernacle of Jehovah that Moses made in the wilderness, and the altar of the burnt-offering, are at that time in a high place, in Gibeon;
[30] and David is not able to go before it to seek God, for he hath been afraid because of the sword of the messenger of Jehovah.