Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- 2nd Samuel ~~- chapter 24 of 24 (25 verses.)

2nd Samuel 24:1Wrench

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Yet again YHVH's anger flares up against Israel, [because king] David incites [his Generals] to order [scribes] to conduct a human-numbering census [to measure the fighting-strength of north] Israel and Judea.
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Note: All the commercial translations botch this verse.
YAH gets mad because David tells his generals to conduct a forbidden human-enumeration census, a forerunner of modern (SSN/SIN) Socialist Slave Number systems.
YAH does not command you to do things he forbids.



Other English Bible translations of 2nd Samuel 24:1:

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SNThe anger of Adonai blazed up against Isra’el, so he moved David to act against them by saying, "Go, take a census of Isra’el and Y’hudah."
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SRAgain the anger of YHVH burned against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, 'Go and take a census of Israel and Judah.'
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SNThe Lord's anger burned against Israel. He stirred up David against them. He said, 'Go! Count the men of Israel and Judah.'
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SNOnce again the anger of YHVH burned against Israel, and he caused David to harm them by taking a census. 'Go and count the people of Israel and Judah,' YHVH told him.
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SNAgain the anger of the Adonai was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, "Go, count the people of Israel and Judah."
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SNOnce again YHVH's anger blazed out against Israel. He tested David by telling him, 'Go and take a census of Israel and Judah.'
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SNOn another occasion the Adonai was angry with Israel, and he made David bring trouble on them. The Adonai said to him, "Go and count the people of Israel and Judah."
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SNNow again the anger of YHVH burned against Israel, and it incited David against them to say, 'Go, number Israel and Judah.'
King James Version (unedited)KJVAnd again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.