2 Samuel 24:1-8 NIV

David Enrolls the Fighting Men

1 Again the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go and take a census of Israel and Judah.”

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2 So the king said to Joab and the army commandersa with him, “Go throughout the tribes of Israel from Dan to Beersheba and enroll the fighting men, so that I may know how many there are.”

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    • · 24:2 - Septuagint (see also verse 4 and 1 Chron. 21:2); Hebrew "Joab the army commander"
      3 But Joab replied to the king, “May the LORD your God multiply the troops a hundred times over, and may the eyes of my lord the king see it. But why does my lord the king want to do such a thing?”

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      4 The king’s word, however, overruled Joab and the army commanders; so they left the presence of the king to enroll the fighting men of Israel.
      5 After crossing the Jordan, they camped near Aroer, south of the town in the gorge, and then went through Gad and on to Jazer.

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      6 They went to Gilead and the region of Tahtim Hodshi, and on to Dan Jaan and around toward Sidon.

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      7 Then they went toward the fortress of Tyre and all the towns of the Hivites and Canaanites. Finally, they went on to Beersheba in the Negev of Judah.

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      8 After they had gone through the entire land, they came back to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days.