2 Samuel 24:1
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New International Version
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."

New Living Translation
Once again the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and he caused David to harm them by taking a census. "Go and count the people of Israel and Judah," the LORD told him.

English Standard Version
Again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, “Go, number Israel and Judah.”

New American Standard Bible
Now again the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and it incited David against them to say, "Go, number Israel and Judah."

King James Bible
And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD's anger burned against Israel again, and He stirred up David against them to say: "Go, count the people of Israel and Judah."

International Standard Version
Later, God's anger blazed forth against Israel, so he incited David to move against them by telling him, "Go take a census of Israel and Judah."

NET Bible
The LORD's anger again raged against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, "Go count Israel and Judah."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD became angry with Israel again, so he provoked David to turn against Israel. He said, "Go, count Israel and Judah."

Jubilee Bible 2000
And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.

King James 2000 Bible
And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.

American King James Version
And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.

American Standard Version
And again the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them, saying, Go, number Israel and Judah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the anger of the Lord was again kindled against Israel, and stirred up David among them, saying: Go, number Israel and Juda.

Darby Bible Translation
And again the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them saying, Go, number Israel and Judah.

English Revised Version
And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them, saying, Go, number Israel and Judah.

Webster's Bible Translation
And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go number Israel and Judah.

World English Bible
Again the anger of Yahweh was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them, saying, "Go, number Israel and Judah."

Young's Literal Translation
And the anger of Jehovah addeth to burn against Israel, and an adversary moveth David about them, saying, 'Go, number Israel and Judah.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

24:1-9 For the people's sin David was left to act wrong, and in his chastisement they received punishment. This example throws light upon God's government of the world, and furnishes a useful lesson. The pride of David's heart, was his sin in numbering of the people. He thought thereby to appear the more formidable, trusting in an arm of flesh more than he should have done, and though he had written so much of trusting in God only. God judges not of sin as we do. What appears to us harmless, or, at least, but a small offence, may be a great sin in the eye of God, who discerns the thoughts and intents of the heart. Even ungodly men can discern evil tempers and wrong conduct in believers, of which they themselves often remain unconscious. But God seldom allows those whom he loves the pleasures they sinfully covet.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel,.... It had been kindled, and appeared before in sending a three years' famine among them for Saul's ill usage of the Gibeonites, 2 Samuel 21:1; and now it broke forth again, either for some secret sins committed, as Kimchi suggests, or for the rebellion of Absalom, and the insurrection of Sheba, in which multitudes of them joined; so Abarbinel; no doubt there was cause for it, though it is not expressed:

and he moved David against them; not the Lord, but Satan, as may be supplied from 1 Chronicles 21:1; or "it moved him"; the anger of the Lord, as the last mentioned writer interprets it; or the heart of David, as Ben Gersom; that is, the evil imagination of his heart, as Kimchi; the Lord left him to the corruption of his nature, sometimes called Satan, 2 Corinthians 12:7; which wrought powerfully in him, and stirred him up to take a step contrary to the interest of Israel, and what was prejudicial to them, as the event showed: it moved him to say; to Joab and his captains:

go, number Israel and Judah: not all the individuals, but such as were fit for war, able to bear arms, see 2 Samuel 24:9.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

CHAPTER 24

2Sa 24:1-9. David Numbers the People.

1-4. again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah—"Again" carries us back to the former tokens of His wrath in the three years' famine [2Sa 21:1]. God, though He cannot tempt any man (Jas 1:13), is frequently described in Scripture as doing what He merely permits to be done; and so, in this case, He permitted Satan to tempt David. Satan was the active mover, while God only withdrew His supporting grace, and the great tempter prevailed against the king. (See Ex 7:13; 1Sa 26:19; 2Sa 16:10; Ps 105:25; Isa 7:17, &c.). The order was given to Joab, who, though not generally restrained by religious scruples, did not fail to present, in strong terms (see on [279]1Ch 21:3), the sin and danger of this measure. He used every argument to dissuade the king from his purpose. The sacred history has not mentioned the objections which he and other distinguished officers urged against it in the council of David. But it expressly states that they were all overruled by the inflexible resolution of the king.

2 Samuel 24:1 Additional Commentaries
Context
David's Census
1Now again the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and it incited David against them to say, "Go, number Israel and Judah." 2The 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."…
Cross References
Leviticus 10:6
Then Moses said to Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, "Do not let your hair become unkempt and do not tear your clothes, or you will die and the LORD will be angry with the whole community. But your relatives, all the Israelites, may mourn for those the LORD has destroyed by fire.

Numbers 1:19
as the LORD commanded Moses. And so he counted them in the Desert of Sinai:

2 Samuel 21:1
During the reign of David, there was a famine for three successive years; so David sought the face of the LORD. The LORD said, "It is on account of Saul and his blood-stained house; it is because he put the Gibeonites to death."

2 Samuel 21:2
The king summoned the Gibeonites and spoke to them. (Now the Gibeonites were not a part of Israel but were survivors of the Amorites; the Israelites had sworn to spare them, but Saul in his zeal for Israel and Judah had tried to annihilate them.)

1 Chronicles 7:2
The sons of Tola: Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam and Samuel--heads of their families. During the reign of David, the descendants of Tola listed as fighting men in their genealogy numbered 22,600.

1 Chronicles 21:1
Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel.

1 Chronicles 27:23
David did not take the number of the men twenty years old or less, because the LORD had promised to make Israel as numerous as the stars in the sky.

1 Chronicles 27:24
Joab son of Zeruiah began to count the men but did not finish. God's wrath came on Israel on account of this numbering, and the number was not entered in the book of the annals of King David.
Treasury of Scripture

And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.

A.M.

2 Samuel 21:1 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after …

he This verse, when read without reference to any other part of the word of God, is very difficult to understand, and has been used by those who desire to undermine the justice of God, to shew that he sought occasion to punish--that he incited David to sin; and when he has so incited him, gave to him the dreadful alternative of choosing one of three scourges by which his people were to be cut off. On the face of the passage these thoughts naturally arise, because `the Lord' is antecedent to the pronoun `he'--He moved David. But to those who `search the Scriptures,' this exceedingly difficult passage receives a wonderful elucidation, By referring to

1 Chronicles 21:1 And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.

James 1:13,14 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot …

moved

2 Samuel 12:11 Thus said the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against you out …

2 Samuel 16:10 And the king said, What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah? …

Genesis 45:5 Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that you …

Genesis 50:20 But as for you, you thought evil against me; but God meant it to …

Exodus 7:3 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders …

1 Samuel 26:19 Now therefore, I pray you, let my lord the king hear the words of …

1 Kings 22:20-23 And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and …

Ezekiel 14:9 And if the prophet be deceived when he has spoken a thing, I the …

Ezekiel 20:25 Why I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgments whereby …

Acts 4:28 For to do whatever your hand and your counsel determined before to be done.

2 Thessalonians 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they …

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1 Chronicles 27:23,24 But David took not the number of them from twenty years old and under…

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