1 Chronicles 21
David tempted by Satan forceth Joab to number Israel. God is displeased: David acknowledgeth his fault. Gad being sent from God to propose one out of three plagues to his choice, he chooseth three days' pestilence. Seventy thousand in Israel being already cut off, the destroying angel is stayed over Jerusalem: David on sight of the angel humbly intercedeth for the people. By Gad's direction having bought Ornan's threshingfloor, he buildeth an altar, and sacrificeth: God signifieth his favour by fire from heaven, and stayeth the plague.