1 Chronicles 21
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated Par ▾ 
1And Satan stood up against Israel and he urged David to number Israel. 2And David said to Yuab, son of Tsuria, and to the Princes of the people: “Go and number the people of Israel from Ber Sheba and unto Dan, and come to me, and I shall know the number of the people.” 3And Yuab said to David the King: “LORD JEHOVAH your God will add unto his people a hundred times their equal, and the eyes of my Lord the King will see, because all of them are his Servants, and why is our Lord the King pleased with this matter?” 4And the word of the King prevailed over Yuab, and Yuab went out and walked into all Israel, and he returned and came to Jerusalem. 5And Yuab gave the computation and the accounting of the people to David, and the number of the sons of Israel was one million and a hundred thousand footmen drawing a sword, and the tribe of the house of Yehuda were four hundred and seventy thousand in number, the men drawing a sword. 6And the Levites and the Priests and the tribe of the house of Benjamin were not numbered with them, because Yuab despised the word of the King, and Yuab chose not to count them.

7And the matter was evil in the eyes of LORD JEHOVAH, because David numbered Israel. 8And David said to LORD JEHOVAH: “I have sinned greatly in the thing that I have done in this response! Also now, take away the sins of your Servant, for I have acted very perversely!”

9And David arose at dawn, and The Word of LORD JEHOVAH was upon Gad the Prophet, and he said to him: 10“Go and say to David: thus says LORD JEHOVAH: ‘Three evils I bring to you. Choose for yourself one of them, and I shall do it to you.’” 11And Gad the Prophet came to David and said to him: ‘Thus says LORD JEHOVAH: accept for yourself 12Either three years famine in your land, or three months you will be handed over before your enemy and he will be chasing you and he shall be authorized over you, or the sword of LORD JEHOVAH for three days in Israel. Also, now, know and see what answer you give to him who has sent me to you.” 13And David said to Gad: “You have grieved me greatly! We shall be delivered into the hands of LORD JEHOVAH, for his mercies are very great, and we shall not be delivered into the hand of the children of men!”

14And LORD JEHOVAH gave a plague in Israel, and there fell seventy thousand men of Israel. 15And LORD JEHOVAH sent an Angel to Jerusalem for its destruction, and when he destroyed it, LORD JEHOVAH saw it and received comfort from the evil, and he said to the Angel who destroyed: “You have destroyed many, therefore restrain your hand.” And the Angel of LORD JEHOVAH was standing at the granary of Aran the Yebusite. 16And David lifted up his eyes and he saw the Angel of LORD JEHOVAH standing between Heaven and Earth, and his sword drawn and held in his hand, and he stood over Jerusalem, and David fell down, and the Elders who were with him were covered sackcloth, and they fell on their faces. 17And David said to LORD JEHOVAH: “I am he who said, “Number the people”, and I am he who has sinned, and the evil that I have committed is very great, but these innocent sheep, what have they done? LORD JEHOVAH, my God, let your hand be against me and against the house of my father, and let the plague be stopped from the people!”

18And the Angel of LORD JEHOVAH said to Gad the Prophet: “Go up, say to David: go up and build an altar for LORD JEHOVAH in the granary of Aran the Yebusite.” 19And David came up according to the word of Gad who spoke in the name of LORD JEHOVAH. 20And David saw the Angel who was destroying among the people, that he had restrained his hand and did not destroy any more. 21And David came to Aran, and Aran turned and he saw David, and he bowed to David on his face on the ground, and Aran went out from his granary. 22And David said to Aran: “Give me the place of this granary and I shall build an altar in it to LORD JEHOVAH! Give it to me for silver and for a good price, and the plague will be stopped from the people!” 23And Aran said to David: “Take it for yourself my Lord King, and my Lord King shall do the thing that is beautiful in his eyes, and I give bulls for a burnt offering and a threshing instrument for wood, and wheat for an offering, and everything that is needed I give!” 24And King David said to Aran: “God forbid it to me! Surely I shall buy it from you with silver and for a price, according to what is worthy, because I will not take what is yours and offer it to LORD JEHOVAH a burnt offering without cost!” 25And David bought that place of the granary from Aran for fifty shekels. 26And David built there an altar to LORD JEHOVAH, and he brought burnt sacrifices and peace lambs, and he prayed before LORD JEHOVAH, and he answered him, and fire came down from Heaven and consumed the sacrifices that were on the altar. 27And LORD JEHOVAH said to the Angel when he saw: “Return your sword to its sheath.”

28At that time, when David saw that LORD JEHOVAH had answered him at the granary of Aran the Yebusite and he offered there great sacrifices 29And he prayed there before the Tabernacle that Moshe had made in the wilderness, in the Exodus of the children of Israel from Egypt, 30At that time David was very afraid, and he was unable to go to pray before LORD JEHOVAH, because he was afraid before the sword of the Angel of LORD JEHOVAH.

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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