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CH1 21:4 Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab. Wherefore
Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.
CH1 21:5 And Joab gave the sum of the number of the people unto David.
And all they of Israel were a thousand thousand and an hundred thousand
men that drew sword: and Judah was four hundred threescore and ten
thousand men that drew sword.
CH1 21:6 But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the
king's word was abominable to Joab.
CH1 21:7 And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote
CH1 21:8 And David said unto God, I have sinned greatly, because I have
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