1 Chronicles 27:23
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
3808 [e]וְלֹא־
wə-lō-
But notConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
5375 [e]נָשָׂ֤א
nā-śā
did takeV-Qal-Perf-3ms
1732 [e]דָוִיד֙
ḏā-wîḏ
DavidN-proper-ms
4557 [e]מִסְפָּרָ֔ם
mis-pā-rām,
the number of thoseN-msc | 3mp
1121 [e]לְמִבֶּ֛ן
lə-mib-ben
oldPrep-l, Prep-m | N-msc
6242 [e]עֶשְׂרִ֥ים
‘eś-rîm
twentyNumber-cp
8141 [e]שָׁנָ֖ה
šā-nāh
yearsN-fs
4295 [e]וּלְמָ֑טָּה
ū-lə-māṭ-ṭāh;
and underConj-w, Prep-l | Adv
3588 [e]כִּ֚י
becauseConj
559 [e]אָמַ֣ר
’ā-mar
had saidV-Qal-Perf-3ms
3069 [e]יְהוָ֔ה
Yah-weh,
YahwehN-proper-ms
7235 [e]לְהַרְבּ֥וֹת
lə-har-bō-wṯ
He would multiplyPrep-l | V-Hifil-Inf
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל
yiś-rā-’êl
IsraelN-proper-ms
3556 [e]כְּכוֹכְבֵ֥י
kə-ḵō-wḵ-ḇê
like the starsPrep-k | N-mpc
8064 [e]הַשָּׁמָֽיִם׃
haš-šā-mā-yim.
of the heavensArt | N-mp









Hebrew Texts
דברי הימים א 27:23 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְלֹא־נָשָׂ֤א דָוִיד֙ מִסְפָּרָ֔ם לְמִבֶּ֛ן עֶשְׂרִ֥ים שָׁנָ֖ה וּלְמָ֑טָּה כִּ֚י אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה לְהַרְבֹּ֥ות אֶת־יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל כְּכֹוכְבֵ֥י הַשָּׁמָֽיִם׃

דברי הימים א 27:23 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ולא־נשא דויד מספרם למבן עשרים שנה ולמטה כי אמר יהוה להרבות את־ישראל ככוכבי השמים׃

דברי הימים א 27:23 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ולא־נשא דויד מספרם למבן עשרים שנה ולמטה כי אמר יהוה להרבות את־ישראל ככוכבי השמים׃

דברי הימים א 27:23 Hebrew Bible
ולא נשא דויד מספרם למבן עשרים שנה ולמטה כי אמר יהוה להרבות את ישראל ככוכבי השמים׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
But David did not count those twenty years of age and under, because the LORD had said He would multiply Israel as the stars of heaven.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David didn't count the men aged 20 or under, for the LORD had said He would make Israel as numerous as the stars of heaven.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

David took not It seems probable, from this passage, that Joab began, by David's order, to number the children, as well as adults, but was prevented from finishing the account, probably because the plague had begun. The numbering of the effective men might have been deemed a political expedient; but pride and ostentation alone could dictate the numbering of minors and infants, especially as God had pronounced the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, innumerable.

from twenty

Numbers 1:18 And they assembled all the congregation together on the first day …

he would increase

Genesis 15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, …

Hebrews 11:12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many …

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