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2Sa 24:2 (KJV) — For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which was with him, Go now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, and number ye the people, that I may know the number of the people.
2Sa 24:2 (NASB) — The king said to Joab the commander of the army who was with him, "Go about now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan to Beersheba, and *register the people, that I may know the number of the people."
|Phrase from KJV (Help)
||2Sa 2:13; 2Sa 8:16; 2Sa 20:23; 2Sa 23:37|
|Go now, etc.
||or, Compass now all. 1Ch 21:2|
||2Sa 3:10; 2Sa 17:11; Jdg 20:1|
||We know not in what the sinfulness of this action consisted. Some think it was a contempt of the promise that the Israelites should be innumerable, and that they ought not to have been numbered without an express command, as in the days of Moses. Others suppose with Josephus that it was a kind of sacrilege, in omitting to collect the half-shekel a-piece for the use of the sanctuary. It however would appear that pride and ambition, and a desire of conquest, induced David to this measure, and rendered it so displeasing to God.|
|that I may
||Deu 8:13,14; 2Ch 32:25,26,31; Pro 29:23; Jer 17:5; 2Cr 12:7|
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