Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- 1st Chronicles ~~- chapter 27 of 29 (34 verses.)

1st Chronicles 27:23Wrench

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But [king] David doesn't count people 20 years old and under, [to hedge in favor of] YHVH's [conditional] promise to increase Israel like the stars of the heavens.

Note: David partially keeps the Law which forbids human-enumeration.


Other English Bible translations of 1st Chronicles 27:23:

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SNBut David did not include in the registration those twenty years old or less, because Adonai had said he would increase Isra’el’s numbers like the stars in the sky.
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SRDavid did not take the number of the men twenty years old or less, because YHVH had promised to make Israel as numerous as the stars in the sky.
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SNDavid didn't count the men who were 20 years old or less. That's because the Adonai had promised to make the people of Israel as many as the stars in the sky.
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SNWhen David took his census, he did not count those who were younger than twenty years of age, because YHVH had promised to make the Israelites as numerous as the stars in heaven.
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SNDavid did not count those below twenty years of age, for the Adonai had promised to make Israel as numerous as the stars of heaven.
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SNDavid didn't keep a count of men under the age of twenty, because YHVH had promised to give Israel a population as numerous as the stars in the sky.
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SNKing David did not take a census of the people who were under the age of twenty, because of the Adonai's promise to make the people of Israel as numerous as the stars in the sky.
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SNBut David did not count those twenty years of age and under, because YHVH had said He would multiply Israel as the stars of heaven.
King James Version (unedited)KJVBut 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.