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1 Chronicles 27:23

    1 Chronicles 27:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But 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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But 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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But David took not the number of them from twenty years old and under, because Jehovah had said he would increase Israel like to the stars of heaven.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But David did not take the number of those who were under twenty years old, for the Lord had said that he would make Israel like the stars of heaven in number.

    Webster's Revision

    But David took not the number of them from twenty years old and under, because Jehovah had said he would increase Israel like to the stars of heaven.

    World English Bible

    But David didn't take the number of them from twenty years old and under, because Yahweh had said he would increase Israel like the stars of the sky.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But 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 heaven.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Chronicles 27:23

    David's numbering of the people was therefore a military arrangement in order to fix the amount of his standing army. To the general Oriental prejudice against numbering possessions, etc., there was added in the case of the Jews a special objection - a feeling that it would be irreverent to attempt to count what God had promised should be countless.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Chronicles 27:23

    27:23 Because - And therefore to number them all both above and under twenty years old, had been both an infinite trouble and a tempting of God, or a questioning the truth of his promises.