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 1 Chronicles 21:1 - 6
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   Book of 1 Chronicles
   Chapter 21
21:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel.
 
21:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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."
 
21:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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?"
 
21:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The king's word, however, overruled Joab; so Joab left and went throughout Israel and then came back to Jerusalem.
 
21:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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.
 
21:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But Joab did not include Levi and Benjamin in the numbering, because the king's command was repulsive to him.
 
 

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