The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
SA2 24:13 So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall
seven years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee
three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there
be three days' pestilence in thy land? now advise, and see what answer I
shall return to him that sent me.
SA2 24:14 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall
now into the hand of the LORD; for his mercies are great: and let me not
fall into the hand of man.
SA2 24:15 So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning
even to the time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan even
to Beersheba seventy thousand men.
King James Bible