David

David

 
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  • The next morning the word of the LORD came to the prophet Gad, who was David's seer. This was the message: - 2 Samuel 24:11


  • "Go and say to David, `This is what the LORD says: I will give you three choices. Choose one of these punishments, and I will do it.' " - 2 Samuel 24:12


  • So Gad came to David and asked him, "Will you choose three* years of famine throughout the land, three months of fleeing from your enemies, or three days of severe plague throughout your land? Think this over and let me know what answer to give the LORD."2 - 2 Samuel 24:13


  • "This is a desperate situation!" David replied to Gad. "But let us fall into the hands of the LORD, for his mercy is great. Do not let me fall into human hands." - 2 Samuel 24:14


  • When David saw the angel, he said to the LORD, "I am the one who has sinned and done wrong! But these people are innocent--what have they done? Let your anger fall against me and my family." - 2 Samuel 24:17


  • That day Gad came to David and said to him, "Go and build an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite." - 2 Samuel 24:18


  • So David went to do what the LORD had commanded him. - 2 Samuel 24:19


  • "Why have you come, my lord?" Araunah asked. And David replied, "I have come to buy your threshing floor and to build an altar to the LORD there, so that the LORD will stop the plague." - 2 Samuel 24:21


  • "Take it, my lord, and use it as you wish," Araunah said to David. "Here are oxen for the burnt offering, and you can use the threshing tools and ox yokes for wood to build a fire on the altar. - 2 Samuel 24:22


  • But the king replied to Araunah, "No, I insist on buying it, for I cannot present burnt offerings to the LORD my God that have cost me nothing." So David paid him fifty pieces of silver* for the threshing floor and the oxen.3 - 2 Samuel 24:24


  • David built an altar there to the LORD and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. And the LORD answered his prayer, and the plague was stopped. - 2 Samuel 24:25


  • Now King David was very old, and no matter how many blankets covered him, he could not keep warm. - 1 Kings 1:1


  • About that time David's son Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith, decided to make himself king in place of his aged father. So he provided himself with chariots and horses* and recruited fifty men to run in front of him.1 - 1 Kings 1:5


  • Now his father, King David, had never disciplined him at any time, even by asking, "What are you doing?" Adonijah was a very handsome man and had been born next after Absalom. - 1 Kings 1:6


  • But among those who remained loyal to David and refused to support Adonijah were Zadok the priest, Benaiah son of Jehoiada, Nathan the prophet, Shimei, Rei, and David's personal bodyguard. - 1 Kings 1:8


  • Adonijah went to the stone of Zoheleth* near the spring of En-rogel, where he sacrificed sheep, oxen, and fattened calves. He invited all his brothers--the other sons of King David--and all the royal officials of Judah.2 - 1 Kings 1:9


  • Then Nathan the prophet went to Bathsheba, Solomon's mother, and asked her, "Did you realize that Haggith's son, Adonijah, has made himself king and that our lord David doesn't even know about it? - 1 Kings 1:11
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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