Parallel Bible results for 1 Chronicles 21:1-5

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1 Chronicles 21:1-5

KJV 1 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel. NIV 1 Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel. KJV 2 And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go , number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may know it. NIV 2 So David said to Joab and the commanders of the troops, "Go and count the Israelites from Beersheba to Dan. Then report back to me so that I may know how many there are." KJV 3 And Joab answered , The LORD make his people an hundred times so many more as they be: but, my lord the king, are they not all my lord's servants? why then doth my lord require this thing? why will he be a cause of trespass to Israel? NIV 3 But Joab replied, "May the LORD multiply his troops a hundred times over. My lord the king, are they not all my lord's subjects? Why does my lord want to do this? Why should he bring guilt on Israel?" KJV 4 Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab. Wherefore Joab departed , and went throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem. NIV 4 The king's word, however, overruled Joab; so Joab left and went throughout Israel and then came back to Jerusalem. KJV 5 And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people unto David. And all they of Israel were a thousand thousand and an hundred thousand men that drew sword: and Judah was four hundred threescore and ten thousand men that drew sword. NIV 5 Joab reported the number of the fighting men to David: In all Israel there were one million one hundred thousand men who could handle a sword, including four hundred and seventy thousand in Judah.