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2 Samuel 24:1-9 (New Living Translation)

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1 Once again the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and he caused David to harm them by taking a census. "Go and count the people of Israel and Judah," the LORD told him. 2 So the king said to Joab, the commander of his army, "Take a census of all the people in the land -- from Dan in the north to Beersheba in the south -- so that I may know how many people there are." 3 But Joab replied to the king, "May the LORD your God let you live until there are a hundred times as many people in your kingdom as there are now! But why do you want to do this?" 4 But the king insisted that they take the census, so Joab and his officers went out to count the people of Israel. 5 First they crossed the Jordan and camped at Aroer, south of the town in the valley, in the direction of Gad. Then they went on to Jazer, 6 then to Gilead in the land of Tahtim-hodshi a and to Dan-jaan and around to Sidon. 7 Then they came to the stronghold of Tyre, and all the cities of the Hivites and Canaanites. Finally, they went south to Judah as far as Beersheba. 8 Having gone through the entire land, they completed their task in nine months and twenty days and then returned to Jerusalem. 9 Joab reported the number of people to the king. There were 800,000 men of military age in Israel and 500,000 in Judah.
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