|Overview - 2 Samuel 24|
|1||David, tempted by Satan, forces Joab to number the people.|
|5||The captains, in nine months and twenty days, bring the muster of thirteen hundred thousand fighting men.|
|10||David repents, and having three plagues propounded by God, chooses the three days' pestilence.|
|15||After the death of three score and ten thousand, David by prayer prevents the destruction of Jerusalem.|
|18||David, by God's direction, purchases Araunah's threshing floor; where having sacrificed, the plague stays.|
2 Samuel 24:13 (King James Version)
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.