23 But David did not [a]count those twenty years of age and under, (A)because the Lord had said He would multiply Israel (B)as the stars of heaven. 24 Joab the son of Zeruiah had begun to count them, but did not finish; and because of (C)this, wrath came upon Israel, and the number was not included in the account of the chronicles of King David.

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  1. 1 Chronicles 27:23 Lit take their number from

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