"Again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, ""Go, number Israel and Judah."" "
"So the king said to Jo'ab and the commanders of the army, a who were with him, ""Go through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan to Beer-sheba, and number the people, that I may know the number of the people."" "
"But Jo'ab said to the king, ""May the Lord your God add to the people a hundred times as many as they are, while the eyes of my lord the king still see it; but why does my lord the king delight in this thing?"" "