And Satan stood up against Israel, and provokedDavid to numberIsrael.2
And Davidsaid to Joab and to the rulers of the people,Go , numberIsrael from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may know it.
And Joabanswered , The LORD make his people an hundredtimes so many more as they be: but, my lord the king, are they not all my lord'sservants? why then doth my lordrequire this thing? why will he be a cause of trespass to Israel?4
Nevertheless the king'swordprevailed against Joab. Wherefore Joabdeparted , and went throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.5
And Joabgave the sum of the number of the people unto David. And all they of Israel were a thousandthousand and an hundredthousandmen that drewsword: and Judah was fourhundred threescore and tenthousandmen that drewsword.