Bible VersionsKJV2 Samuel 2:5; 2 Samuel 3:12; 2 Samuel 3:14; 2 Samuel 3:26; 2 Samuel 5:11; 2 Samuel 11:1; 2 Samuel 11:4; 2 Samuel 11:19; 2 Samuel 11:22-23; 2 Samuel 11:25; 2 Samuel 12:27; 2 Samuel 14:17; 2 Samuel 14:20; 2 Samuel 19:27; 2 Samuel 24:16-17
2 Samuel 2:5; 2 Samuel 3:12; 2 Samuel 3:14; 2 Samuel 3:26; 2 Samuel 5:11; 2 Samuel 11:1; 2 Samuel 11:4; 2 Samuel 11:19; 2 Samuel 11:22-23; 2 Samuel 11:25; 2 Samuel 12:27; 2 Samuel 14:17; 2 Samuel 14:20; 2 Samuel 19:27; 2 Samuel 24:16-17 (King James Version)
And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.
So the messenger went , and came and shewed David all that Joab had sent him for.
And the messenger said unto David, Surely the men prevailed against us, and came out unto us into the field, and we were upon them even unto the entering of the gate.
Then David said unto the messenger, Thus shalt thou say unto Joab, Let not this thing displease thee, for the sword devoureth one as well as another: make thy battle more strong against the city, and overthrow it: and encourage thou him.
Then thine handmaid said , The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: therefore the LORD thy God will be with thee.
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.
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.