1 Chronicles 21:30

30 But David could not go before it to enquire of God: for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of the LORD.

1 Chronicles 21:30 In-Context

28 At that time when David saw that the LORD had answered him in the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite, then he sacrificed there.
29 For the tabernacle of the LORD, which Moses made in the wilderness, and the altar of the burnt offering, were at that season in the high place at Gibeon.
30 But David could not go before it to enquire of God: for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of the LORD.
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