וְלֹא־ נָשָׂ֤א דָוִיד֙ מִסְפָּרָ֔ם לְמִבֶּ֛ן עֶשְׂרִ֥ים שָׁנָ֖ה וּלְמָ֑טָּה כִּ֚י אָמַ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה לְהַרְבֹּ֥ות אֶת־ יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל כְּכֹוכְבֵ֥י הַשָּׁמָֽיִם׃
KJV with Strong's
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
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)
דברי הימים א 27:23 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
דברי הימים א 27:23 Hebrew Bible
Parallel VersesNew 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.
he would increase
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