|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 24:3 (King James Version)
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?