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 2 Samuel 24:1 - 10
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   Book of 2 Samuel
   Chapter 24
24:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Again the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, "Go and take a census of Israel and Judah."
 
24:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So the king said to Joab and the army commanders F89 with him, "Go throughout the tribes of Israel from Dan to Beersheba and enroll the fighting men, so that I may know how many there are."
 
24:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But Joab replied to the king, "May the LORD your God multiply the troops a hundred times over, and may the eyes of my lord the king see it. But why does my lord the king want to do such a thing?"
 
24:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The king's word, however, overruled Joab and the army commanders; so they left the presence of the king to enroll the fighting men of Israel.
 
24:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
After crossing the Jordan, they camped near Aroer, south of the town in the gorge, and then went through Gad and on to Jazer.
 
24:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
They went to Gilead and the region of Tahtim Hodshi, and on to Dan Jaan and around toward Sidon.
 
24:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then they went toward the fortress of Tyre and all the towns of the Hivites and Canaanites. Finally, they went on to Beersheba in the Negev of Judah.
 
24:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
After they had gone through the entire land, they came back to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days.
 
24:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Joab reported the number of the fighting men to the king: In Israel there were eight hundred thousand able-bodied men who could handle a sword, and in Judah five hundred thousand.
 
24:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
David was conscience-stricken after he had counted the fighting men, and he said to the LORD, "I have sinned greatly in what I have done. Now, O LORD, I beg you, take away the guilt of your servant. I have done a very foolish thing."
 

FOOTNOTES:
F89 Septuagint (see also verse 4 and 1 Chron. 21:2); Hebrew Joab the army commander

 
 

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