2 Samuel 24:1
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.”

Berean Study Bible
Again the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and He stirred up David against them, saying, “Go, take a census of 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.

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."

Contemporary English Version
The LORD was angry with Israel again, and he made David think it would be a good idea to count the people in Israel and Judah.

Good News Translation
On another occasion the LORD was angry with Israel, and he made David bring trouble on them. The LORD said to him, "Go and count the people of 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."

New Heart English Bible
Again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them, saying, "Go, number 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."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and He moved David against them, saying: 'Go, number Israel and Judah.'

New American Standard 1977
Now again the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and it incited David against them to say, “Go, number 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord caused his anger to burn forth again in Israel, and Satan stirred up David against them, saying, Go, number Israel and Juda.

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.'
Study Bible
David's Military Census
1Again the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and He stirred up David against them, saying, “Go, take a census of Israel and Judah.” 2So the king said to Joab the commander of his army, who was with him, “Go now throughout the tribes of Israel from Dan to Beersheba and register the troops, so that I may know their number.”…
Cross References
Leviticus 10:6
Then Moses said to Aaron and his sons Eleazar and Ithamar, "Do not let your hair become disheveled and do not tear your garments, or else you will die, and the LORD will be angry with the whole congregation. But your brothers, the whole house of Israel, may mourn on account of the fire that the LORD has ignited.

Numbers 1:19
just as the LORD had commanded Moses. So Moses numbered them in the Wilderness of Sinai:

2 Samuel 21:1
Now during the reign of David there was a famine for three successive years, and David sought the face of the LORD. And the LORD said, "It is because of the blood shed by Saul and his family, because he killed the Gibeonites."

2 Samuel 21:2
At this, David summoned the Gibeonites and spoke to them. (Now the Gibeonites were not Israelites, but a remnant of the Amorites. The Israelites had taken an oath concerning them, but in his zeal for Israel and Judah, Saul had sought to kill them.)

1 Chronicles 7:2
The sons of Tola: Uzzi, Rephaiah, Jeriel, Jahmai, Ibsam, and Shemuel, the heads of their families. In the days of David, 22,600 descendants of Tola were numbered in their genealogies as mighty warriors.

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

1 Chronicles 27:23
David did not count the men aged twenty or under, because the LORD had said that He would make Israel as numerous as the stars of the sky.

1 Chronicles 27:24
Joab son of Zeruiah began to count the men but did not finish. For this was the reason wrath came upon Israel, and the number was not entered in the Book of the Chronicles 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.

2 Samuel 21:1
Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.

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 be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: …

moved

2 Samuel 12:11
Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.

2 Samuel 16:10
And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? so let him curse, because the LORD hath said unto him, Curse David. Who shall then say, Wherefore hast thou done so?

Genesis 45:5
Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.

Go, number

1 Chronicles 27:23,24
But David took not the number of them from twenty years old and under: because the LORD had said he would increase Israel like to the stars of the heavens…







Lexicon
Again
וַיֹּ֙סֶף֙ (way·yō·sep̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3254: To add, augment

the anger
אַף־ (’ap̄-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

of the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

burned
לַחֲר֖וֹת (la·ḥă·rō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 2734: To glow, grow warm, to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy

against Israel,
בְּיִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל (bə·yiś·rā·’êl)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

and He stirred up
וַיָּ֨סֶת (way·yā·seṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5496: To prick, stimulate, to seduce

David
דָּוִ֤ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

against them,
בָּהֶם֙ (bā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

saying,
לֵאמֹ֔ר (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Go,
לֵ֛ךְ (lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

take a census
מְנֵ֥ה (mə·nêh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4487: To weigh out, to allot, constitute officially, to enumerate, enroll

of Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

and Judah.”
יְהוּדָֽה׃ (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites
(1) Kindled against Israel.--This was not in consequence of the numbering of the people, but in consequence of that which ultimately led to that act. We are not told why the anger of the Lord was kindled, but doubtless because He saw both in king and people that rising spirit of earthly pride and reliance on earthly strength which led to the sin.

He moved.--The pronoun here stands for "the Lord," yet in 1Chronicles 21:1, the temptation is attributed to Satan, and Satan is clearly meant of the devil, and not simply of "an adversary." This is a striking instance of attributing directly to God whatever comes about under His permission. And yet it is more than that. God has established immutable spiritual as well as material laws, or rather those laws themselves are but the expression of His unchanging will. Whatever comes about under the operation of those laws is said to be His doing. Now David's numbering the people was the natural consequence of the condition of worldliness and pride into which he had allowed himself to fall. God then moved him, because He had from the first so ordered the laws of the spirit that such a sinful act should be the natural outcome of such a sinful state. Of other interpretations: that which makes the verb impersonal--"one moved"--is hardly tenable grammatically; and that which makes the nominative a sort of compound word--"the wrath of the Lord" (as in some of the ancient versions)--leads to substantially the same explanation as that given above.

The word "number" in this verse is a different one from that used in the rest of the chapter, and means simply to count, while the other conveys the idea of a military muster.

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.
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