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1 Chronicles 21

NLT 1 Satan rose up against Israel and caused David to take a census of the people of Israel. NIV 1 Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel. NLT 2 So David said to Joab and the commanders of the army, “Take a census of all the people of Israel—from Beersheba in the south to Dan in the north—and bring me a report so I may know how many there are.” NIV 2 So David said to Joab and the commanders of the troops, "Go and count the Israelites from Beersheba to Dan. Then report back to me so that I may know how many there are." NLT 3 But Joab replied, “May the increase the number of his people a hundred times over! But why, my lord the king, do you want to do this? Are they not all your servants? Why must you cause Israel to sin?” NIV 3 But Joab replied, "May the LORD multiply his troops a hundred times over. My lord the king, are they not all my lord's subjects? Why does my lord want to do this? Why should he bring guilt on Israel?" NLT 4 But the king insisted that they take the census, so Joab traveled throughout all Israel to count the people. Then he returned to Jerusalem NIV 4 The king's word, however, overruled Joab; so Joab left and went throughout Israel and then came back to Jerusalem. NLT 5 and reported the number of people to David. There were 1,100,000 warriors in all Israel who could handle a sword, and 470,000 in Judah. NIV 5 Joab reported the number of the fighting men to David: In all Israel there were one million one hundred thousand men who could handle a sword, including four hundred and seventy thousand in Judah. NLT 6 But Joab did not include the tribes of Levi and Benjamin in the census because he was so distressed at what the king had made him do. NIV 6 But Joab did not include Levi and Benjamin in the numbering, because the king's command was repulsive to him. NLT 7 God was very displeased with the census, and he punished Israel for it. NIV 7 This command was also evil in the sight of God; so he punished Israel. NLT 8 Then David said to God, “I have sinned greatly by taking this census. Please forgive my guilt for doing this foolish thing.” NIV 8 Then David said to God, "I have sinned greatly by doing this. Now, I beg you, take away the guilt of your servant. I have done a very foolish thing." NLT 9 Then the spoke to Gad, David’s seer. This was the message: NIV 9 The LORD said to Gad, David's seer, NLT 10 “Go and say to David, ‘This is what the says: I will give you three choices. Choose one of these punishments, and I will inflict it on you.’” NIV 10 "Go and tell David, 'This is what the LORD says: I am giving you three options. Choose one of them for me to carry out against you.' " NLT 11 So Gad came to David and said, “These are the choices the has given you. NIV 11 So Gad went to David and said to him, "This is what the LORD says: 'Take your choice: NLT 12 You may choose three years of famine, three months of destruction by the sword of your enemies, or three days of severe plague as the angel of the brings devastation throughout the land of Israel. Decide what answer I should give the who sent me.” NIV 12 three years of famine, three months of being swept away before your enemies, with their swords overtaking you, or three days of the sword of the LORD --days of plague in the land, with the angel of the LORD ravaging every part of Israel.' Now then, decide how I should answer the one who sent me." NLT 13 “I’m in a desperate situation!” David replied to Gad. “But let me fall into the hands of the , for his mercy is very great. Do not let me fall into human hands.” NIV 13 David said to Gad, "I am in deep distress. Let me fall into the hands of the LORD, for his mercy is very great; but do not let me fall into the hands of men." NLT 14 So the sent a plague upon Israel, and 70,000 people died as a result. NIV 14 So the LORD sent a plague on Israel, and seventy thousand men of Israel fell dead. NLT 15 And God sent an angel to destroy Jerusalem. But just as the angel was preparing to destroy it, the relented and said to the death angel, “Stop! That is enough!” At that moment the angel of the was standing by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. NIV 15 And God sent an angel to destroy Jerusalem. But as the angel was doing so, the LORD saw it and was grieved because of the calamity and said to the angel who was destroying the people, "Enough! Withdraw your hand." The angel of the LORD was then standing at the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. NLT 16 David looked up and saw the angel of the standing between heaven and earth with his sword drawn, reaching out over Jerusalem. So David and the leaders of Israel put on burlap to show their deep distress and fell face down on the ground. NIV 16 David looked up and saw the angel of the LORD standing between heaven and earth, with a drawn sword in his hand extended over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell facedown. NLT 17 And David said to God, “I am the one who called for the census! I am the one who has sinned and done wrong! But these people are as innocent as sheep—what have they done? O my God, let your anger fall against me and my family, but do not destroy your people.” NIV 17 David said to God, "Was it not I who ordered the fighting men to be counted? I am the one who has sinned and done wrong. These are but sheep. What have they done? O LORD my God, let your hand fall upon me and my family, but do not let this plague remain on your people." NLT 18 Then the angel of the told Gad to instruct David to go up and build an altar to the on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. NIV 18 Then the angel of the LORD ordered Gad to tell David to go up and build an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. NLT 19 So David went up to do what the had commanded him through Gad. NIV 19 So David went up in obedience to the word that Gad had spoken in the name of the LORD. NLT 20 Araunah, who was busy threshing wheat at the time, turned and saw the angel there. His four sons, who were with him, ran away and hid. NIV 20 While Araunah was threshing wheat, he turned and saw the angel; his four sons who were with him hid themselves. NLT 21 When Araunah saw David approaching, he left his threshing floor and bowed before David with his face to the ground. NIV 21 Then David approached, and when Araunah looked and saw him, he left the threshing floor and bowed down before David with his face to the ground. NLT 22 David said to Araunah, “Let me buy this threshing floor from you at its full price. Then I will build an altar to the there, so that he will stop the plague.” NIV 22 David said to him, "Let me have the site of your threshing floor so I can build an altar to the LORD, that the plague on the people may be stopped. Sell it to me at the full price." NLT 23 “Take it, my lord the king, and use it as you wish,” Araunah said to David. “I will give the oxen for the burnt offerings, and the threshing boards for wood to build a fire on the altar, and the wheat for the grain offering. I will give it all to you.” NIV 23 Araunah said to David, "Take it! Let my lord the king do whatever pleases him. Look, I will give the oxen for the burnt offerings, the threshing sledges for the wood, and the wheat for the grain offering. I will give all this." NLT 24 But King David replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on buying it for the full price. I will not take what is yours and give it to the . I will not present burnt offerings that have cost me nothing!” NIV 24 But King David replied to Araunah, "No, I insist on paying the full price. I will not take for the LORD what is yours, or sacrifice a burnt offering that costs me nothing." NLT 25 So David gave Araunah 600 pieces of gold in payment for the threshing floor. NIV 25 So David paid Araunah six hundred shekels of gold for the site. NLT 26 David built an altar there to the and sacrificed burnt offerings and peace offerings. And when David prayed, the answered him by sending fire from heaven to burn up the offering on the altar. NIV 26 David built an altar to the LORD there and sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. He called on the LORD, and the LORD answered him with fire from heaven on the altar of burnt offering. NLT 27 Then the spoke to the angel, who put the sword back into its sheath. NIV 27 Then the LORD spoke to the angel, and he put his sword back into its sheath. NLT 28 When David saw that the had answered his prayer, he offered sacrifices there at Araunah’s threshing floor. NIV 28 At that time, when David saw that the LORD had answered him on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite, he offered sacrifices there. NLT 29 At that time the Tabernacle of the and the altar of burnt offering that Moses had made in the wilderness were located at the place of worship in Gibeon. NIV 29 The tabernacle of the LORD, which Moses had made in the desert, and the altar of burnt offering were at that time on the high place at Gibeon. NLT 30 But David was not able to go there to inquire of God, because he was terrified by the drawn sword of the angel of the . NIV 30 But David could not go before it to inquire of God, because he was afraid of the sword of the angel of the LORD.