2 Samuel 24
David forceth Joab to number the people. The captains after nine months and twenty days deliver in the number to the king. David repenteth, and, being obliged to choose one plague out of three named to him, fixeth on three days' pestilence. After the death of seventy thousand in Israel, at David's humble suit the angel is stayed from destroying Jerusalem. By God's direction David purchaseth Araunah's threshingfloor; and having sacrificed there, the plague ceaseth.