2 Samuel 24:12-15

12Go and say to David, ‘Thus says the Lord, Three things I offer
Or hold over
you. Choose one of them, that I may do it to you.’”
13So Gad came to David and told him, and said to him, “Shall bthree
Compare 1 Chronicles 21:12, Septuagint; Hebrew seven
years of famine come to you in your land? Or will you flee three months before your foes while they pursue you? Or shall there be three dayspestilence in your land? Now consider, and decide what answer I shall return to him who sent me.”
14Then David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Let us fall into the hand of the Lord, dfor his mercy is great; but let me not fall into the hand of man.”

15 eSo the Lord sent a pestilence on Israel from the morning until the appointed time. And there died of the people from fDan to Beersheba 70,000 men.
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