Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- 1st Chronicles ~~- chapter 21 of 29 (30 verses.)

1st Chronicles 21:1Wrench

Satan Gets David To Force a Census On Israel
Then Satan stands up against Israel.
He incites [king] David to number [the] Israelites.
Note: This is the first instance of the name "Satan" in the bible.
The Law of Moses only allows a mere head-count of a population.
In contrast, Satan institutes a national I.D.
number system, aka the Mark of The Beast.

True government exists to punish criminals and to maintain order.
If a government assumes extra powers, such as borrowing money, amassing a standing army, instituting central banking, taking jurisdiction over families, establishing human-inventory databases, and assuming legislative powers, that government becomes dictatorial.
Hitler's power over the Jews came from his IBM computer databases of individually-serialized census data.
Today, all world governments are following Hitler's model.
It's not wrong to know your population count.
It is wrong to give them unique I.D.

Other English Bible translations of 1st Chronicles 21:1:

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SNThe Adversary now rose up against Isra’el and incited David to take a census of Isra’el.
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SRSatan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel.
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SNSatan rose up against Israel. He stirred up David to count the men of Israel.
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SNSatan rose up against Israel and caused David to take a census of the Israelites.
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SNSatan stood up against Israel, and incited David to count the people of Israel.
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SNNow Satan entered the scene and seduced David into taking a census of Israel.
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SNSatan wanted to bring trouble on the people of Israel, so he made David decide to take a census.
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SNThen Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number Israel.
King James Version (unedited)KJVAnd Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.