2 Samuel 24:2
Text Analysis
559 [e]וַיֹּ֨אמֶר
So saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
4428 [e]הַמֶּ֜לֶךְ
the kingArt | N-ms
413 [e]אֶל־
3097 [e]יוֹאָ֣ב ׀
8269 [e]שַׂר־
the commanderN-msc
2428 [e]הַחַ֣יִל
of the armyArt | N-ms
834 [e]אֲשֶׁר־
who [was]Pro-r
854 [e]אִתּ֗וֹ
with himPrep | 3ms
7751 [e]שֽׁוּט־
4994 [e]נָ֞א
3605 [e]בְּכָל־
throughout allPrep-b | N-msc
7626 [e]שִׁבְטֵ֤י
the tribesN-mpc
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵל֙
of IsraelN-proper-ms
1835 [e]מִדָּן֙
from DanPrep-m | N-proper-ms
5704 [e]וְעַד־
and toConj-w | Prep
884 [e]שֶׁ֔בַע
6485 [e]וּפִקְד֖וּ
and countConj-w | V-Qal-Imp-mp
853 [e]אֶת־
5971 [e]הָעָ֑ם
the peopleArt | N-ms
3045 [e]וְיָ֣דַעְתִּ֔י
that I may knowConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-1cs
853 [e]אֵ֖ת
4557 [e]מִסְפַּ֥ר
the numberN-msc
5971 [e]הָעָֽם׃
of the peopleArt | N-ms

Hebrew Texts
שמואל ב 24:2 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֨אמֶר הַמֶּ֜לֶךְ אֶל־יֹואָ֣ב ׀ שַׂר־הַחַ֣יִל אֲשֶׁר־אִתֹּ֗ו שֽׁוּט־נָ֞א בְּכָל־שִׁבְטֵ֤י יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ מִדָּן֙ וְעַד־בְּאֵ֣ר שֶׁ֔בַע וּפִקְד֖וּ אֶת־הָעָ֑ם וְיָ֣דַעְתִּ֔י אֵ֖ת מִסְפַּ֥ר הָעָֽם׃ ס

שמואל ב 24:2 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר המלך אל־יואב ׀ שר־החיל אשר־אתו שוט־נא בכל־שבטי ישראל מדן ועד־באר שבע ופקדו את־העם וידעתי את מספר העם׃ ס

שמואל ב 24:2 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר המלך אל־יואב ׀ שר־החיל אשר־אתו שוט־נא בכל־שבטי ישראל מדן ועד־באר שבע ופקדו את־העם וידעתי את מספר העם׃ ס

שמואל ב 24:2 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר המלך אל יואב שר החיל אשר אתו שוט נא בכל שבטי ישראל מדן ועד באר שבע ופקדו את העם וידעתי את מספר העם׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
The king said to Joab the commander of the army who was with him, "Go about now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan to Beersheba, and register the people, that I may know the number of the people."

King James Bible
For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which was with him, Go now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, and number ye the people, that I may know the number of the people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the king said to Joab, the commander of his army, "Go through all the tribes of Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba and register the troops so I can know their number."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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Go now, etc. or, Compass now all

1 Chronicles 21:2 And David said to Joab and to the rulers of the people, Go, number …

from Dan

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Judges 20:1 Then all the children of Israel went out, and the congregation was …

and number We know not in what the sinfulness of this action consisted. Some think it was contempt of the promise that the Israelites should be innumerable, and that they ought not to have been numbered without an express command, as in the days of Moses. Others suppose with Josephus that it was a kind of sacrilege, in omitting to collect the half-shekel apiece for the use of the sanctuary. It however would appear that pride and ambition, and a desire of conquest, induced David to this measure, and rendered it so displeasing to God.

That I may

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