And God sent an angel unto Jerusalem to destroy it: and as he was destroying, the LORD beheld, and he relented of the disaster, and said to the angel that destroyed,
It is enough, restrain now your hand.
And the angel of the LORD stood by the threshingfloor of Ornan the Jebusite.
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George Leo Haydock
Took. Hebrew, "repented of evil "taking pity of unhappy victims.
Ornan, or Areuna. (Challoner)
He had been king of the Jebusites before David took Jerusalem. (Mariana; Tirinus)