1 Chronicles 21:1-5 NAS

Census Brings Pestilence

1 1Then Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number Israel.

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2 So David said to Joab and to the princes of the people, "2Go, number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan, and bring me word that I may know their number."

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3 Joab said, "3May the LORD add to His people a hundred times as many as they are! But, my lord the king, are they not all my lord's servants? Why does my lord seek this thing? Why should he be a cause of guilt to Israel?"

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4 Nevertheless, the king's word prevailed against Joab. Therefore, Joab departed and went throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.
5 Joab gave the number of the census of all the people to David. And 4all Israel were 1,100,000 * * * men who drew the sword; and Judah was 470,000 * * * men who drew the sword.

References for 1 Chronicles 21:5

    • a 21:5 - Lit "muster"