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why did God telll King David to do number the people then get angry at him after he did it?

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In 2 Samuel 24:1
asked Mar 21, 2014 in Religion by anonymous
   

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The taking of a census was not in itself forbidden in the Law. (Numbers 1:1-3; 26:1-4) The Bible does not say what objective moved David to number the people. However, 1 Chronicles 21:1 indicates that Satan incited him to do so. In any event, his military chief, Joab, knew that David’s decision to register the people was wrong, and he tried to dissuade David from doing it. www.jw.org
 
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