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Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel.
King James Bible
And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
And Satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to number Israel.
World English Bible
Satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to number Israel.
Young's Literal Translation
And there standeth up an adversary against Israel, and persuadeth David to number Israel,
1 Chronicles 21:1 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And Satan stood up against Israel - See the notes on the parallel place, 2 Samuel 24:1 (note), etc.
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2 Samuel 24:1
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."
1 Chronicles 20:8
These were descendants of Rapha in Gath, and they fell at the hands of David and his men.
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.
Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him.
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