1 Chronicles 21:2
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So David said to Joab and the commanders of the troops, "Go and count the Israelites from Beersheba to Dan. Then report back to me so that I may know how many there are."

King James Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
And David said to Joab and to the princes of the people, Go, number Israel from Beer-sheba even to Dan; and bring the number of them to me, that I may know it.

World English Bible
David said to Joab and to the princes of the people, "Go, number Israel from Beersheba even to Dan; and bring me word, that I may know the sum of them."

Young's Literal Translation
And David saith unto Joab, and unto the heads of the people, 'Go, number Israel from Beer-Sheba even unto Dan, and bring unto me, and I know their number.'

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Clarke'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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Joab

2 Samuel 24:2-4 For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which was with him, Go now through all the tribes of Israel...

Beer-sheba

Judges 20:1 Then all the children of Israel went out, and the congregation was gathered together as one man, from Dan even to Beersheba...

1 Samuel 3:20 And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD.

2 Samuel 3:10 To translate the kingdom from the house of Saul, and to set up the throne of David over Israel and over Judah...

2 Samuel 17:11 Therefore I counsel that all Israel be generally gathered to you, from Dan even to Beersheba...

2 Samuel 24:15 So the LORD sent a pestilence on Israel from the morning even to the time appointed...

1 Kings 4:25 And Judah and Israel dwelled safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba...

2 Chronicles 30:5 So they established a decree to make proclamation throughout all Israel, from Beersheba even to Dan...

bring

1 Chronicles 17:23,24 Therefore now, LORD, let the thing that you have spoken concerning your servant and concerning his house be established for ever...

that I may

Deuteronomy 8:13-17 And when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold is multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied...

2 Chronicles 32:25,26 But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done to him; for his heart was lifted up: therefore there was wrath on him...

Proverbs 29:23 A man's pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.

2 Corinthians 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh...

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"For what the Law could not Do, in that it was Weak through the Flesh, God Sending his Own Son in the Likeness of Sinful Flesh,
Rom. viii. 3.--"For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin condemned sin in the flesh." For what purpose do we meet thus together? I would we knew it,--then it might be to some better purpose. In all other things we are rational, and do nothing of moment without some end and purpose. But, alas! in this matter of greatest moment, our going about divine ordinances, we have scarce any distinct or deliberate
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

The Hardening in the Sacred Scripture.
"He hath hardened their heart."-- John xii. 40. The Scripture teaches positively that the hardening and "darkening of their foolish heart" is a divine, intentional act. This is plainly evident from God's charge to Moses concerning the king of Egypt: "Thou shalt speak all that I command thee; and I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply My signs and wonders in the land of Egypt. But Pharaoh shall not harken unto you, and I will lay My hand upon Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know that I am the
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Cross References
Genesis 21:14
Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the Desert of Beersheba.

1 Chronicles 27:23
David did not take the number of the men twenty years old or less, because the LORD had promised to make Israel as numerous as the stars in the sky.

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.

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