Joab for numbering Israel
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--1 Chronicles--

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

And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go, number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may know [it]. (21:2)

And Joab answered, The Lord make his people an hundred times so many more as they [be]: but, my lord the king, [are] they not all my lord's servants? why then doth my lord require this thing? why will he be a cause of trespass to Israel? (21:3)

Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab. Wherefore Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem. (21:4)

And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people unto David. And all [they of] Israel were a thousand thousand and an hundred thousand men that drew sword: and Judah [was] four hundred threescore and ten thousand men that drew sword. (21:5)

But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the king's word was abominable to Joab. (21:6)

And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote Israel. (21:7)

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