Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel.
Then Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number Israel.
Satan rose up against Israel and caused David to take a census of the Israelites.
Now Satan entered the scene and seduced David into taking a census of Israel.
Now Satan, designing evil against Israel, put into David’s mind the impulse to take the number of Israel.
Satan stood up against Israel, and incited David to count the people of Israel.
Now Satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to number Israel.
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1 tn Or “Satan.” The Hebrew word שָׂטָן (satan) can refer to an adversary in general or Satan in particular. There is no article accompanying the term here, which suggests it should be understood generally (cf. NAB “a satan”).
2 tn Heb “stood against.”
3 tn Heb “and incited David to count Israel.” As v. 5 indicates, David was not interested in a general census, but in determining how much military strength he had.
sn The parallel text in 2 Sam 24:1 says, “The