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1 Chronicles 21:4-5


21:4 But the king’s edict stood, despite Joab’s objections. 1  So Joab left and traveled throughout Israel before returning to Jerusalem. 2  21:5 Joab reported to David the number of warriors. 3  In all Israel there were 1,100,000 4  sword-wielding soldiers; Judah alone had 470,000 sword-wielding soldiers. 5 

1 tn Heb “and the word of the king was stronger than Joab.”

2 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

3 tn Heb “and Joab gave to David the number of the numbering of the army [or “people”].”

4 tn Heb “a thousand thousands and one hundred thousand.”

5 tc The parallel text in 2 Sam 24:9 has variant figures: “In Israel there were eight hundred thousand sword-wielding warriors, and in Judah there were five hundred thousands soldiers.”

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