1 Chronicles 21:1

“And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Satan stoode vp against Israel, and prouoked Dauid to number Israel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then Satan stood up against Israel and moved David to number Israel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to number Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now Satan, designing evil against Israel, put into David's mind the impulse to take the number of Israel.
- Basic English Bible

And Satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to number Israel.
- Darby Bible

And Satan stood up against Israel, and incited David to number Israel.
- Webster's Bible

Satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to number Israel.
- World English Bible

And there standeth up an adversary against Israel, and persuadeth David to number Israel,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to number Israel.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Chronicles 21:1


21:1 Satan stood - Before the Lord and his tribunal to accuse Davidand Israel, and to beg God's permission to tempt David.Standing is the accusers posture before men's tribunals; andconsequently the holy scripture (which useth to speak of the things ofGod, after the manner of men, to bring them down to our capacities)elsewhere represent Satan in this posture.


Discussion for 1 Chronicles 21:1

  • Anonymous for verse 1
    What was satan 's motive for provoking King David. Why was God displease with this census that David took of Israel

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