38 About ten days later, the Lord struck(A) Nabal and he died.

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16 When the angel stretched out his hand to destroy Jerusalem, the Lord relented(A) concerning the disaster and said to the angel who was afflicting the people, “Enough! Withdraw your hand.” The angel of the Lord(B) was then at the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.

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17 When David saw the angel who was striking down the people, he said to the Lord, “I have sinned; I, the shepherd,[a] have done wrong. These are but sheep.(A) What have they done?(B) Let your hand fall on me and my family.”(C)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 24:17 Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint; Masoretic Text does not have the shepherd.
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35 That night the angel of the Lord(A) went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning—there were all the dead bodies!(B)

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