1 Chronicles 27:23
Good News Translation
King David did not take a census of the people who were under the age of twenty, because of the LORD's promise to make the people of Israel as numerous as the stars in the sky.

Contemporary English Version
When David decided to count the people of Israel, he gave orders not to count anyone under 20 years of age, because the LORD had promised long ago that Israel would have as many people as there are stars in the sky.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But David would not number them from twenty years old and under: because the lord had said that he would multiply Israel like the stars of heaven.

New American Bible
David did not count those who were twenty years of age or younger, for the LORD had promised to multiply Israel like the stars of the heavens.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But David would not number them from twenty years old and under: because the lord had said that he would multiply Israel like the stars of heaven.

from twenty

Numbers 1:18 And assembled them on the first day of the second month, reckoning them up by the kindreds, and houses, and families, and heads, and names of every one from twenty years old and upward,

he would increase

Genesis 15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said to him: Look up to heaven and number the stars if thou canst. And he said to him: So shall thy seed be.

Hebrews 11:12 For which cause there sprung even from one (and him as good as dead) as the stars of heaven in multitude and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.

Context
The Leaders of the Twelve Tribes
22And over Dan, Ezrihel the son of Jeroham: these were the princes of the children of Israel. 23But David would not number them from twenty years old and under: because the lord had said that he would multiply Israel like the stars of heaven.24Joab the son of Sarvia began to number, but he finished not: because upon this there fell wrath upon Israel: and therefore the number of them that were numbered, was not registered in the chronicles of king David.…
Cross References
Genesis 15:5
And he brought him forth abroad, and said to him: Look up to heaven and number the stars if thou canst. And he said to him: So shall thy seed be.

Genesis 22:17
I will bless thee, and I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is by the sea shore; thy seed shall possess the gates of their enemies.

Genesis 26:4
And I will multiply thy seed like the stars of heaven: and I will give to thy posterity all these countries: and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.

2 Samuel 24:1
And the anger of the Lord was again kindled against Israel, and stirred up David among them, saying: Go, number Israel and Juda.

1 Chronicles 21:2
And David said to Joab, and to the rulers of the people: Go, and number Israel from Bersabee even to Dan, and bring me the number of them that I may know it.

Additional Translations
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.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.

But David took not the number of them from twenty years old and under, because Jehovah had said he would increase Israel like to the stars of heaven.

But David took not their number from twenty years old and under: because the Lord said that he would multiply Israel as the stars of the heaven.

And David took not their number from twenty years old and under; for Jehovah had said he would increase Israel as the stars of heaven.

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 heaven.

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.

But David didn't take the number of them from twenty years old and under, because Yahweh had said he would increase Israel like the stars of the sky.

And David hath not taken up their number from a son of twenty years and under, for Jehovah said to multiply Israel as the stars of the heavens.
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