1 Chronicles 21:11-15
So Gad came to David, and said to him, Thus said the LORD, Choose you…
There is more mercy in the fang of a rattlesnake and in the tooth of a wolf than in the heart of men and women for a poor soul who has gone astray; and if she try to swim ashore and finally come up to the rock and get the tips of her fingers on the rock and try to climb up, then you will come out and with your hard heels smash the tips of her fingers until she falls off.
(H. W. Beecher.)
Parallel VersesKJV: So Gad came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Choose thee