Again a the anger of the LORD was aroused against Israel, and He moved David against them to say, b "Go, number Israel and Judah."
So the king said to Joab the commander of the army who was with him, "Now go throughout all the tribes of Israel, c from Dan to Beersheba, and count the people, that d I may know the number of the people."
And Joab said to the king, "Now may the LORD your God e add to the people a hundred times more than there are, and may the eyes of my lord the king see it. But why does my lord the king desire this thing?"
Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab and against the captains of the army. Therefore Joab and the captains of the army went out from the presence of the king to count the people of Israel.
And they crossed over the Jordan and camped in f Aroer, on the right side of the town which is in the midst of the ravine of Gad, and toward g Jazer.
Then they came to Gilead and to the land of Tahtim Hodshi; they came to h Dan Jaan and around to i Sidon;
and they came to the stronghold of j Tyre and to all the cities of the k Hivites and the Canaanites. Then they went out to South Judah as far as Beersheba.
So when they had gone through all the land, they came to Jerusalem at the end of nine months and twenty days.
Then Joab gave the sum of the number of the people to the king. l And there were in Israel eight hundred thousand valiant men who drew the sword, and the men of Judah were five hundred thousand men.
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2 Samuel 11:3
So David sent and inquired about the woman. And someone said, " Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?
2 Samuel 11:6
Then David sent to Joab, saying, "Send me Uriah the Hittite." And Joab sent Uriah to David.
2 Samuel 21:1
Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, " It is because of Saul and his bloodthirsty house, because he killed the Gibeonites.
2 Samuel 21:2
So the king called the Gibeonites and spoke to them. Now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; the children of Israel had sworn protection to them, but Saul had sought to kill them in his zeal for the children of Israel and Judah.
"Take a census of all the congregation of the children of Israel from twenty years old and above, by their fathers' houses, all who are able to go to war in Israel."
1 Chronicles 27:23
But David did not take the number of those twenty years old and under, because the LORD had said He would multiply Israel like the stars of the heavens.
1 Chronicles 27:24
Joab the son of Zeruiah began a census, but he did not finish, for wrath came upon Israel because of this census; nor was the number recorded in the account of the chronicles of King David.
So all the children of Israel came out, from Dan to Beersheba, as well as from the land of Gilead, and the congregation gathered together as one man before the LORD at Mizpah.
2 Samuel 3:10
"to transfer the kingdom from the house of Saul, and set up the throne of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan to Beersheba."
Thus says the LORD: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD.
May the LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times more numerous than you are, and bless you as He has promised you!
From Aroer, which is on the bank of the River Arnon, and from the city that is in the ravine, as far as Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us; the LORD our God delivered all to us.
From Aroer which is on the bank of the River Arnon, and the town that is in the midst of the ravine, and all the plain of Medeba as far as Dibon.
Their territory was from Aroer, which is on the bank of the River Arnon, and the city that is in the midst of the ravine, and all the plain by Medeba.
Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of livestock; and when they saw the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead, that indeed the region was a place for livestock.
Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Shebam, Nebo, and Beon.
And the border of the children of Dan went beyond these, because the children of Dan went up to fight against Leshem and took it; and they struck it with the edge of the sword, took possession of it, and dwelt in it. They called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father.
And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born to Israel. However, the name of the city formerly was Laish.
Including Ebron, Rehob, Hammon, and Kanah, as far as Greater Sidon.
There was no deliverer, because it was far from Sidon, and they had no ties with anyone. It was in the valley that belongs to Beth Rehob. So they rebuilt the city and dwelt there.
And the border turned to Ramah and to the fortified city of Tyre; then the border turned to Hosah, and ended at the sea by the region of Achzib.
To the Canaanites in the east and in the west, the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Jebusite in the mountains, and the Hivite below Hermon in the land of Mizpah.
Namely, five lords of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites who dwelt in Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal Hermon to the entrance of Hamath.