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

2nd Samuel 24:2Wrench

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Joab {JAH-Dad} (the General of [Israel's] Army) [stands before David's throne].
The king orders [Joab], β€œGo now through all the tribes of Israel, from [northland] Dan all the way [south] to Beer-Sheba {Well-Of-Seven}.
Enumerate [Israel's] people.
Then I'll know how many [fighting men I have].”

Note: David's sin equals the modern practice of national ID numbers, aka "SINs / SSNs".
If you've got such a personal I.D.
number and you're using it to buy things, you will suffer terrible, painful diseases.
Exponentially moreso when experimental vaccination is tied to I.D.

Probably David intended to use his census information to collateralize a loan from foreign bankers.
That's the purpose of modern human enumeration.
Such systems are evil because they end in war.



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

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SNThe king said to Yo’av the commander of the army, who was with him, "Go systematically through all the tribes of Isra’el, from Dan to Be’er-Sheva; and take a census of the population; so that I can know how many people there are."
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SRSo the king said to Joab and the army commanders with him, 'Go throughout the tribes of Israel from Dan to Beersheba and enroll the fighting men, so that I may know how many there are.'
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SNSo the king spoke to Joab and the army commanders who were with him. He said, 'Go all through the territories of the tribes of Israel. Go from Dan all the way to Beersheba. Count the fighting men. Then I'll know how many there are.'
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SNSo the king said to Joab, the commander of his army, 'Take a census of all the people in the land--from Dan in the north to Beersheba in the south--so that I may know how many people there are.'
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SNSo the king said to Joab and the commanders of the army, who were with him, "Go through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan to Beer-sheba, and take a census of the people, so that I may know how many there are."
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SNSo David gave orders to Joab and the army officers under him, 'Canvass all the tribes of Israel, from Dan to Beersheba, and get a count of the population. I want to know the number.'
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SNSo David gave orders to Joab, the commander of his army: "Go with your officers through all the tribes of Israel from one end of the country to the other, and count the people. I want to know how many there are."
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SNThe 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 Version (unedited)KJVFor 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.