17 David said to God, “Was it not I who ordered the fighting men to be counted? I, the shepherd,c have sinned and done wrong. These are but sheep.o What have they done? Lord my God, let your hand fall on me and my family,p but do not let this plague remain on your people.”
Probable reading of the original Hebrew text (see 2 Samuel 24:17 and note); Masoretic Text does not have the shepherd.