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From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, July 19




 Bible Reading and Study, July 19



World English Bible

July 19
1 Chronicles 19-21

1Ch 19:1 It happened after this, that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon died, and his son reigned in his place.
1Ch 19:2 David said, I will show kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father showed kindness to me. So David sent messengers to comfort him concerning his father. David's servants came into the land of the children of Ammon to Hanun, to comfort him.
1Ch 19:3 But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun, Do you think that David honors your father, in that he has sent comforters to you? Haven't his servants come to you to search, to overthrow, and to spy out the land?
1Ch 19:4 So Hanun took David's servants, and shaved them, and cut off their garments in the middle, even to their buttocks, and sent them away.
1Ch 19:5 Then there went certain persons, and told David how the men were served. He sent to meet them; for the men were greatly ashamed. The king said, Stay at Jericho until your beards have grown, and then return.
1Ch 19:6 When the children of Ammon saw that they had made themselves odious to David, Hanun and the children of Ammon sent one thousand talents of silver to hire them chariots and horsemen out of Mesopotamia, and out of Arammaacah, and out of Zobah.
1Ch 19:7 So they hired them thirty-two thousand chariots, and the king of Maacah and his people, who came and encamped before Medeba. The children of Ammon gathered themselves together from their cities, and came to battle.
1Ch 19:8 When David heard of it, he sent Joab, and all the army of the mighty men.
1Ch 19:9 The children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array at the gate of the city: and the kings who had come were by themselves in the field.
1Ch 19:10 Now when Joab saw that the battle was set against him before and behind, he chose of all the choice men of Israel, and put them in array against the Syrians.
1Ch 19:11 The rest of the people he committed into the hand of Abishai his brother; and they put themselves in array against the children of Ammon.
1Ch 19:12 He said, If the Syrians are too strong for me, then you shall help me; but if the children of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will help you.
1Ch 19:13 Be of good courage, and let us be strong for our people, and for the cities of our God: and Yahweh do that which seems him good.
1Ch 19:14 So Joab and the people who were with him drew near before the Syrians to the battle; and they fled before him.
1Ch 19:15 When the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians had fled, they likewise fled before Abishai his brother, and entered into the city. Then Joab came to Jerusalem.
1Ch 19:16 When the Syrians saw that they were defeated by Israel, they sent messengers, and drew forth the Syrians who were beyond the River, with Shophach the captain of the army of Hadadezer at their head.
1Ch 19:17 It was told David; and he gathered all Israel together, and passed over the Jordan, and came on them, and set the battle in array against them. So when David had put the battle in array against the Syrians, they fought with him.
1Ch 19:18 The Syrians fled before Israel; and David killed of the Syrians the men of seven thousand chariots, and forty thousand footmen, and killed Shophach the captain of the army.
1Ch 19:19 When the servants of Hadadezer saw that they were defeated by Israel, they made peace with David, and served him: neither would the Syrians help the children of Ammon any more.

1Ch 20:1 It happened, at the time of the return of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle, that Joab led forth the army, and wasted the country of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. But David stayed at Jerusalem. Joab struck Rabbah, and overthrew it.
1Ch 20:2 David took the crown of their king from off his head, and found it to weigh a talent of gold, and there were precious stones in it; and it was set on David's head: and he brought forth the spoil of the city, exceeding much.
1Ch 20:3 He brought forth the people who were therein, and cut them with saws, and with iron picks, and with axes. David did so to all the cities of the children of Ammon. David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
1Ch 20:4 It happened after this, that there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines: then Sibbecai the Hushathite killed Sippai, of the sons of the giant; and they were subdued.
1Ch 20:5 There was again war with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair killed Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam.
1Ch 20:6 There was again war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were twenty-four, six on each hand, and six on each foot; and he also was born to the giant.
1Ch 20:7 When he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David's brother killed him.
1Ch 20:8 These were born to the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.

1Ch 21:1 Satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to number Israel.
1Ch 21:2 David said to Joab and to the princes of the people, Go, number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring me word, that I may know the sum of them.
1Ch 21:3 Joab said, 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?
1Ch 21:4 Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab. Therefore Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.
1Ch 21:5 Joab gave up the sum of the numbering of the people to David. All those of Israel were one million one hundred thousand men who drew sword: and in Judah were four hundred seventy thousand men who drew sword.
1Ch 21:6 But he didn't count Levi and Benjamin among them; for the king's word was abominable to Joab.
1Ch 21:7 God was displeased with this thing; therefore he struck Israel.
1Ch 21:8 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.
1Ch 21:9 Yahweh spoke to Gad, David's seer, saying,
1Ch 21:10 Go and speak to David, saying, Thus says Yahweh, I offer you three things: choose one of them, that I may do it to you.
1Ch 21:11 So Gad came to David, and said to him, Thus says Yahweh, Take your choice:
1Ch 21:12 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 the sword of Yahweh, even pestilence in the land, and the angel of Yahweh destroying throughout all the borders of Israel. Now therefore consider what answer I shall return to him who sent me.
1Ch 21:13 David said to Gad, I am in distress. Let me fall, I pray, into the hand of Yahweh; for very great are his mercies: and let me not fall into the hand of man.
1Ch 21:14 So Yahweh sent a pestilence on Israel; and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men.
1Ch 21:15 God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was about to destroy, Yahweh saw, and he relented of the disaster, and said to the destroying angel, It is enough; now stay your hand. The angel of Yahweh was standing by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
1Ch 21:16 David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of Yahweh 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.
1Ch 21:17 David said to God, Isn't it I who commanded the people to be numbered? 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.
1Ch 21:18 Then the angel of Yahweh commanded Gad to tell David, that David should go up, and raise an altar to Yahweh in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
1Ch 21:19 David went up at the saying of Gad, which he spoke in the name of Yahweh.
1Ch 21:20 Ornan turned back, and saw the angel; and his four sons who were with him hid themselves. Now Ornan was threshing wheat.
1Ch 21:21 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.
1Ch 21:22 Then David said to Ornan, Give me the place of this threshing floor, that I may build thereon an altar to Yahweh: for the full price you shall give it to me, that the plague may be stopped from afflicting the people.
1Ch 21:23 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 you the oxen for burnt offerings, and the threshing instruments for wood, and the wheat for the meal offering; I give it all.
1Ch 21:24 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 without cost.
1Ch 21:25 So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.
1Ch 21:26 David built there an altar to Yahweh, 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.
1Ch 21:27 Yahweh commanded the angel; and he put up his sword again into its sheath.
1Ch 21:28 At that time, when David saw that Yahweh had answered him in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.
1Ch 21:29 For the tabernacle of Yahweh, which Moses made in the wilderness, and the altar of burnt offering, were at that time in the high place at Gibeon.

1Ch 21:30 But David couldn't go before it to inquire of God; for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of Yahweh. 

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1 Chronicles


1 Chronicles 19 1
It happened after this, that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon died, and his son reigned
in his place.
And it came to pass after this that Nahash king of the children of Ammon died, and his
son reigned in his stead.
And it cometh to pass after this, that Nahash king of the sons of Ammon dieth, and
his son reigneth in his stead,
1 Chronicles 19 2
David said, I will show kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father showed kindness
to me. So David sent messengers to comfort him concerning his father. David`s servants came
into the land of the children of Ammon to Hanun, to comfort him.
And David said, I will shew kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father
shewed kindness to me. And David sent messengers to comfort him concerning his
father. And David`s servants came into the land of the children of Ammon to Hanun, to
comfort him.
and David saith, `I do kindness with Hanun son of Nahash, for his father did with
me kindness;` and David sendeth messengers to comfort him concerning his
father. And the servants of David come in unto the land of the sons of Ammon,
unto Hanun, to comfort him,
1 Chronicles 19 3
But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun, Think you that David does honor your
father, in that he has sent comforters to you? Aren`t his servants come to you to search, and to
overthrow, and to spy out the land?
And the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun, Is it, in thine eyes, to honour
thy father that David has sent comforters to thee? Is it not to search and overthrow, and
to spy out the land that his servants are come to thee?
and the heads of the sons of Ammon say to Hanun, `Is David honouring thy father,
in thine eyes, because he hath sent to thee comforters? in order to search, and to
overthrow, and to spy out, the land, have not his servants come in unto thee?`
1 Chronicles 19 4
So Hanun took David`s servants, and shaved them, and cut off their garments in the middle, even
to their buttocks, and sent them away.
And Hanun took David`s servants, and had them shaved, and their raiment cut off in the
midst, as far as the hip, and sent them away.
And Hanun taketh the servants of David, and shaveth them, and cutteth their long
robes in the midst, unto the buttocks, and sendeth them away.
1 Chronicles 19 5
Then there went certain persons, and told David how the men were served. He sent to meet
them; for the men were greatly ashamed. The king said, Stay at Jericho until your beards be
grown, and then return.
And [certain] went and told David concerning the men; and he sent to meet them, for the
men were greatly ashamed. And the king said, Abide at Jericho until your beards be
grown, and then return.
And [some] go, and declare to David concerning the men, and he sendeth to meet
them -- for the men have been greatly ashamed -- and the king saith, `Dwell in
Jericho till that your beard is grown, then ye have returned.`
1 Chronicles 19 6
When the children of Ammon saw that they had made themselves odious to David, Hanun and the
children of Ammon sent one thousand talents of silver to hire them chariots and horsemen out of
Mesopotamia, and out of Arammaacah, and out of Zobah.
And the children of Ammon saw that they had made themselves odious to David; and
Hanun and the children of Ammon sent a thousand talents of silver to hire them chariots
and horsemen out of Mesopotamia, and from the Syrians of Maacah, and from Zobah.
And the sons of Ammon see that they have made themselves abhorred by David,
and Hanun and the sons of Ammon send a thousand talents of silver, to hire to
them, from Aram-Naharaim, and from Aram-Maachah, and from Zobah, chariots
and horsemen;
1 Chronicles 19 7
So they hired them thirty-two thousand chariots, and the king of Maacah and his people, who
came and encamped before Medeba. The children of Ammon gathered themselves together from
their cities, and came to battle.
And they hired thirty-two thousand chariots, and the king of Maacah and his people; and
they came and encamped before Medeba. And the children of Ammon gathered together
from their cities, and came to battle.
and they hire to them two and thirty thousand chariots, and the king of Maachah
and his people, and they come in and encamp before Medeba, and the sons of
Ammon have been gathered out of their cities, and come in to the battle.
1 Chronicles 19 8
When David heard of it, he sent Joab, and all the host of the mighty men.
And David heard [of it], and he sent Joab, and all the host, the mighty men.
And David heareth, and sendeth Joab, and all the host of the mighty men,
1 Chronicles 19 9
The children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array at the gate of the city: and the
kings who had come were by themselves in the field.
And the children of Ammon came out, and put the battle in array at the entrance of the
city; and the kings that had come were by themselves on the field.
and the sons of Ammon come out and set battle in array at the opening of the city,
and the kings who have come [are] by themselves in the field.
1 Chronicles 19 10
Now when Joab saw that the battle was set against him before and behind, he chose of all the
choice men of Israel, and put them in array against the Syrians.
And Joab saw that the front of the battle was against him before and behind; and he chose
out of all the choice men of Israel, and put them in array against the Syrians;
And Joab seeth that the front of the battle hath been unto him, before and behind,
and he chooseth out of all the choice in Israel, and setteth in array to meet Aram,
1 Chronicles 19 11
The rest of the people he committed into the hand of Abishai his brother; and they put
themselves in array against the children of Ammon.
and the rest of the people he gave into the hand of Abishai his brother, and they set
themselves in array against the children of Ammon.
and the remnant of the people he hath given into the hand of Abishai his brother,
and they set in array to meet the sons of Ammon.
1 Chronicles 19 12
He said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then you shall help me; but if the children of Ammon
be too strong for you, then I will help you.
And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me; and if the
children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will help thee.
And he saith, `If Aram be stronger than I, then thou hast been to me for salvation;
and if the sons of Ammon be stronger than thou, then I have saved thee;
1 Chronicles 19 13
Be of good courage, and let us play the man for our people, and for the cities of our God: and
Yahweh do that which seems him good.
Be strong, and let us shew ourselves valiant for our people, and for the cities of our God;
and Jehovah will do what is good in his sight.
be strong, and we strengthen ourselves, for our people, and for the cities of our
God, and Jehovah doth that which is good in His eyes.`
1 Chronicles 19 14
So Joab and the people who were with him drew near before the Syrians to the battle; and they
fled before him.
And Joab and the people that were with him drew near in front of the Syrians to the
battle; and they fled before him.
And Joab draweth nigh, and the people who [are] with him, before Aram to battle,
and they flee from his face;
1 Chronicles 19 15
When the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians were fled, they likewise fled before Abishai
his brother, and entered into the city. Then Joab came to Jerusalem.
And when the children of Ammon saw that the Syrians fled, they likewise fled before
Abishai his brother, and entered into the city. And Joab came to Jerusalem.
and the sons of Ammon have seen that Aram hath fled, and they flee -- they also --
from the face of Abishai his brother, and go in to the city. And Joab cometh in to
Jerusalem.
1 Chronicles 19 16
When the Syrians saw that they were put to the worse before Israel, they sent messengers, and
drew forth the Syrians who were beyond the River, with Shophach the captain of the host of
Hadarezer at their head.
And when the Syrians saw that they were routed before Israel, they sent messengers, and
drew forth the Syrians that were beyond the river; and Shophach the captain of the host
of Hadarezer [went] before them.
And Aram seeth that they have been smitten before Israel, and send messengers,
and bring out Aram that [is] beyond the River, and Shophach head of the host of
Hadarezer [is] before them.
1 Chronicles 19 17
It was told David; and he gathered all Israel together, and passed over the Jordan, and came on
them, and set the battle in array against them. So when David had put the battle in array
against the Syrians, they fought with him.
And it was told David; and he gathered all Israel, and passed over the Jordan, and came
upon them, and set [the battle] in array against them. And David put the battle in array
against the Syrians, and they fought with him.
And it is declared to David, and he gathereth all Israel, and passeth over the
Jordan, and cometh in unto them, and setteth in array against them; yea, David
setteth in array the battle to meet Aram, and they fight with him;
1 Chronicles 19 18
The Syrians fled before Israel; and David killed of the Syrians [the men of] seven thousand
chariots, and forty thousand footmen, and killed Shophach the captain of the host.
And the Syrians fled from before Israel; and David slew of the Syrians seven thousand [in]
chariots, and forty thousand footmen, and slew Shophach the captain of the host.
and Aram fleeth from the face of Israel, and David slayeth of Aram seven thousand
charioteers, and forty thousand footmen, and Shophach head of the host he hath
put to death.
1 Chronicles 19 19
When the servants of Hadarezer saw that they were put to the worse before Israel, they made
peace with David, and served him: neither would the Syrians help the children of Ammon any
more.
And the servants of Hadarezer saw that they were routed before Israel, and they made
peace with David, and became his servants. And the Syrians would no more help the
children of Ammon.
And the servants of Hadarezer see that they have been smitten before Israel, and
they make peace with David and serve him, and Aram hath not been willing to
help the sons of Ammon any more.
1 Chronicles 20 1
It happened, at the time of the return of the year, at the time when kings go out [to battle], that
Joab led forth the army, and wasted the country of the children of Ammon, and came and
besieged Rabbah. But David stayed at Jerusalem. Joab struck Rabbah, and overthrew it.
And it came to pass at the time of the return of the year, at the time when kings go forth,
that Joab led forth the power of the army, and laid waste the land of the children of
Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. But David abode at Jerusalem. And Joab smote
Rabbah, and overthrew it.
And it cometh to pass, at the time of the turn of the year -- at the time of the
going out of the messengers -- that Joab leadeth out the force of the host, and
destroyeth the land of the sons of Ammon, and cometh in and beseigeth Rabbah --
David is abiding in Jerusalem -- and Joab smiteth Rabbah, and breaketh it down.
1 Chronicles 20 2
David took the crown of their king from off his head, and found it to weigh a talent of gold, and
there were precious stones in it; and it was set on David`s head: and he brought forth the spoil
of the city, exceeding much.
And David took the crown of their king from off his head, and found it to weigh a talent
of gold, and there were precious stones in it; and it was [set] upon David`s head: and he
brought forth the spoil of the city in great abundance.
And David taketh the crown of their king from off his head, and findeth it [in]
weight a talent of gold, and in it a precious stone, and it is on the head of David:
and spoil of the city he hath brought out very much,
1 Chronicles 20 3
He brought forth the people who were therein, and cut [them] with saws, and with harrows of
iron, and with axes. Thus did David to all the cities of the children of Ammon. David and all the
people returned to Jerusalem.
And he brought out the people that were in it, and cut them with the saw, and with
harrows of iron, and with saws. And so David did to all the cities of the children of
Ammon. And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
and the people who [are] in it he hath brought out, and setteth to the saw, and to
cutting instruments of iron, and to axes; and thus doth David to all cities of the
sons of Ammon, and David turneth back, and all the people, to Jerusalem.
1 Chronicles 20 4
It happened after this, that there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines: then Sibbecai the
Hushathite killed Sippai, of the sons of the giant; and they were subdued.
And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines; then
Sibbechai the Hushathite smote Sippai, one of the children of Rapha; and they were
subdued.
And it cometh to pass, after this, that there remaineth war in Gezer with the
Philistines, then hath Sibbechai the Hushathite smitten Sippai, of the children of
the giant, and they are humbled.
1 Chronicles 20 5
There was again war with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair killed Lahmi the brother
of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver`s beam.
And there was again a battle with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair smote
Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite; now the shaft of his spear was like a weaver`s
beam.
And there is again war with the Philistines, and Elhanan son of Jair smiteth
Lahmi, brother of Goliath the Gittite, the wood of whose spear [is] like a beam of
1 Chronicles 20 6
There was again war at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were
twenty-four, six [on each hand], and six [on each foot]; and he also was born to the giant.
And there was again a battle, at Gath; and there was a man [there] of great stature, whose
fingers [and toes] were four and twenty, six [on each hand], and six [on each foot]; and he
also was born to Rapha.
And there is again war in Gath, and there is a man of measure, and his fingers and
his toes [are] six and six, twenty and four, and also, he hath been born to the
1 Chronicles 20 7
When he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David`s brother killed him.
And he defied Israel; but Jonathan the son of Shimea David`s brother smote him.
And he reproacheth Israel, and smite him doth Jonathan son of Shimea, brother of
David.
1 Chronicles 20 8
These were born to the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his
servants.
These were born to Rapha in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of
his servants.
These were born to the giant in Gath, and they fall by the hand of David, and by
the hand of his servants.
1 Chronicles 21 1
Satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to number Israel.
And Satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to number Israel.
And there standeth up an adversary against Israel, and persuadeth David to
number Israel,
1 Chronicles 21 2
David said to Joab and to the princes of the people, Go, number Israel from Beersheba even to
Dan; and bring me word, that I may know the sum of them.
And David said to Joab and to the princes of the people, Go, number Israel from Beer-
sheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may know it.
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.`
1 Chronicles 21 3
Joab said, 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?
And Joab said, Jehovah add to his people, how many soever they be, a hundredfold: are
they not all, my lord O king, my lord`s servants? why does my lord require this thing?
why should he become a trespass to Israel?
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?`
1 Chronicles 21 4
Nevertheless the king`s word prevailed against Joab. Why Joab departed, and went throughout
all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.
But the king`s word prevailed against Joab; and Joab departed, and went through all
Israel, and came [again] to Jerusalem.
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.
1 Chronicles 21 5
Joab gave up the sum of the numbering of the people to David. All those of Israel were one
million one hundred thousand men who drew sword: and in Judah were four hundred seventy
thousand men who drew sword.
And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people to David. And all they of Israel were
eleven hundred thousand men that drew sword; and of Judah, four hundred and seventy
thousand men that drew sword.
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.
1 Chronicles 21 6
But he didn`t count Levi and Benjamin among them; for the king`s word was abominable to Joab.
But Levi and Benjamin he did not count among them; for the king`s word was abominable
to Joab.
And Levi and Benjamin he hath not numbered in their midst, for the word of the
king was abominable with Joab.
1 Chronicles 21 7
God was displeased with this thing; therefore he struck Israel.
And God was displeased on account of this thing, and he smote Israel.
And it is evil in the eyes of God concerning this thing, and He smiteth Israel,
1 Chronicles 21 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.
And David said to God, I have sinned greatly, in that I have done this thing; and now, I
beseech thee, put away the iniquity of thy servant; for I have done very foolishly.
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.`
1 Chronicles 21 9
Yahweh spoke to Gad, David`s seer, saying,
And Jehovah spoke to Gad, David`s seer, saying,
And Jehovah speaketh unto Gad, seer of David, saying:
1 Chronicles 21 10
Go and speak to David, saying, Thus says Yahweh, I offer you three things: choose you one of them,
that I may do it to you.
Go and speak to David saying, Thus saith Jehovah: I offer thee three [things]; choose one of
them, that I may do it unto thee.
`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.`
1 Chronicles 21 11
So Gad came to David, and said to him, Thus says Yahweh, Take which you will:
And Gad came to David, and said to him, Thus saith Jehovah:
And Gad cometh in unto David, and saith to him, `Thus said Jehovah, Take for thee
--
1 Chronicles 21 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 the sword of Yahweh, even pestilence in the
land, and the angel of Yahweh destroying throughout all the borders of Israel. Now therefore
consider what answer I shall return to him who sent me.
Choose thee, either three years of famine, or three months to be destroyed before thine
adversaries while that the sword of thine enemies overtaketh thee, or three days the
sword of Jehovah and the pestilence in the land, and the angel of Jehovah destroying
through all the borders of Israel. And now consider what word I shall bring again to him
that sent me.
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?`
1 Chronicles 21 13
David said to Gad, I am in a great strait: let me fall, I pray, into the hand of Yahweh; for very
great are his mercies: and let me not fall into the hand of man.
And David said to Gad, I am in a great strait: let me fall, I pray thee, into the hand of
Jehovah, for his mercies are very great; but let me not fall into the hand of man.
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.`
1 Chronicles 21 14
So Yahweh sent a pestilence on Israel; and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men.
And Jehovah sent a pestilence upon Israel; and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men.
And Jehovah giveth a pestilence in Israel, and there fall of Israel seventy thousand
men,
1 Chronicles 21 15
God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was about to destroy, Yahweh saw, and he
repented him of the evil, and said to the destroying angel, It is enough; now stay your hand. The
angel of Yahweh was standing by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
And God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it; and as he was destroying, Jehovah
beheld, and he repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed, It is
enough; withdraw now thine hand. And the angel of Jehovah stood by the threshing-floor
of Ornan the Jebusite.
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,
1 Chronicles 21 16
David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of Yahweh 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.
And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of Jehovah stand between the earth and
the heavens, and his sword drawn in his hand, stretched out over Jerusalem. And David
and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell on their faces.
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.
1 Chronicles 21 17
David said to God, Isn`t it I who commanded the people to be numbered? 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.
And David said to God, Is it not I that commanded the people to be numbered? It is I that
have sinned and done evil; but these sheep, what have they done? Let thy hand, I pray
thee, Jehovah my God, be on me and on my father`s house; but not on thy people, that they
should be smitten.
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.`
1 Chronicles 21 18
Then the angel of Yahweh commanded Gad to tell David, that David should go up, and raise an
altar to Yahweh in the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
And the angel of Jehovah commanded Gad to say to David, that David should go up and
rear an altar to Jehovah in the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
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.`
1 Chronicles 21 19
David went up at the saying of Gad, which he spoke in the name of Yahweh.
And David went up at the saying of Gad, which he had spoken in the name of Jehovah.
And David goeth up by the word of Gad, that he spake in the name of Jehovah.
1 Chronicles 21 20
Ornan turned back, and saw the angel; and his four sons who were with him hid themselves. Now
Ornan was threshing wheat.
And Ornan turned back and saw the angel; and his four sons with him hid themselves.
Now Ornan was threshing wheat.
And Ornan turneth back, and seeth the messenger, and his four sons [are] with
him, hiding themselves, and Ornan is threshing wheat.
1 Chronicles 21 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.
And David came to Ornan, and Ornan looked and saw David, and went out of the
threshing-floor, and bowed himself to David with [his] face to the ground.
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.
1 Chronicles 21 22
Then David said to Ornan, Give me the place of this threshing floor, that I may build thereon an
altar to Yahweh: for the full price shall you give it me, that the plague may be stayed from the
people.
And David said to Ornan, Grant me the place of the threshing-floor, that I may build an
altar in it to Jehovah: grant it to me for the full money, that the plague may be stayed
from the people.
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.`
1 Chronicles 21 23
Ornan said to David, Take it to you, and let my lord the king do that which is good in his eyes:
behold, I give [you] the oxen for burnt offerings, and the threshing instruments for wood, and
the wheat for the meal-offering; I give it all.
And Ornan said to David, Take it to thee, and let my lord the king do that which is good
in his sight: see, I give the oxen for the burnt-offering, and the threshing-sledges for
wood, and the wheat for the oblation; I give it all.
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.`
1 Chronicles 21 24
King David said to Ornan, No; but I will most assuredly buy it for the full price: for I will not
take that which is your for Yahweh, nor offer a burnt-offering without cost.
And king David said to Ornan, No; but I will in any case buy [them] for the full money; for
I will not take that which is thine for Jehovah, to offer up a burnt-offering without cost.
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.`
1 Chronicles 21 25
So David gave to Ornan for the place six hundred shekels of gold by weight.
And David gave to Ornan for the place in shekels of gold the weight of six hundred
[shekels].
And David giveth to Ornan for the place shekels of gold [in] weight six hundred;
1 Chronicles 21 26
David built there an altar to Yahweh, 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.
And David built there an altar to Jehovah, and offered up burnt-offerings and peace-
offerings, and called upon Jehovah; and he answered him from the heavens by fire upon
the altar of burnt-offering.
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.
1 Chronicles 21 27
Yahweh commanded the angel; and he put up his sword again into the sheath of it.
And Jehovah spoke to the angel; and he put up his sword again into its sheath.
And Jehovah saith to the messenger, and he turneth back his sword unto its
sheath.
1 Chronicles 21 28
At that time, when David saw that Yahweh had answered him in the threshing floor of Ornan the
Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.
At that time when David saw that Jehovah had answered him in the threshing-floor of
Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.
At that time when David seeth that Jehovah hath answered him in the threshing-
floor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificeth there;
1 Chronicles 21 29
For the tent of Yahweh, which Moses made in the wilderness, and the altar of burnt offering,
were at that time in the high place at Gibeon.
And the tabernacle of Jehovah, which Moses had made in the wilderness, and the altar of
burnt-offering, were at that time in the high place at Gibeon.
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;
1 Chronicles 21 30
But David couldn`t go before it to inquire of God; for he was afraid because of the sword of the
angel of Yahweh.
But David could not go before it to inquire of God; for he was afraid because of the sword
of the angel of Jehovah.
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.

Study Questions

Who did the children of Ammon hire? 19:6, 7

What was the battle plan of Joab? 19:10-13

The Syrians were victorious against Israel, true or false? 19:16-19

When did David get his crown? 20:1, 2

Who killed a giant that had 12 fingers and 12 toes? 20:6, 7
Why did David want Israel to be numbered? 21:1-3

Who was God? 21:9

How did God answer David? 21:26