11Then Satanstood up againstIsrael and movedDavid to numberIsrael.
So Davidsaid to Joab and to the princes of the people, "2Go, numberIsrael from Beersheba even to Dan, and bring me word that I may know their number."
3Joabsaid, "3May the LORDadd to His people a hundredtimes as many as they are! But, my lord the king, are they not all my lord'sservants ? Why does my lordseekthisthing ? Why should he be a cause of guilt to Israel ?"
Nevertheless, the king'swordprevailedagainstJoab. Therefore, Joabdeparted and went throughout allIsrael, and came to Jerusalem.
5Joabgave the number of the acensus of all the people to David. And 4allIsrael were 1,100,000men who drew the sword ; and Judah was 470,000men who drew the sword.