11 So Gad came to David and said to him, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Choose for yourself, 12 (A)either [a]three years of famine, or three months to be defeated by your foes with the sword of your enemies overtaking you, or else for three days the sword of the Lord—the plague in the land, with the [b]angel of the Lord destroying throughout all the territory of Israel.’ Now consider what answer I should take back to Him who sent me.”

13 And David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Please let me fall into the hand of the Lord, for His (B)mercies are very great; but do not let me fall into the hand of man.”

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Chronicles 21:12 seven, 2 Sam. 24:13
  2. 1 Chronicles 21:12 Or Angel, and so throughout the chapter