Treasury of Scripture
But David took not the number of them from twenty years old and under: because the LORD had said he would increase Israel like to the stars of the heavens.
David took not It seems probable, from this passage, that Joab began, by David's order, to number the children, as well as adults, but was prevented from finishing the account, probably because the plague had begun. The numbering of the effective men might have been deemed a political expedient; but pride and ostentation alone could dictate the numbering of minors and infants, especially as God had pronounced the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, innumerable.
Numbers 1:18 And they assembled all the congregation together on the first day of the second month...
he would increase
Genesis 15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if you be able to number them...
Hebrews 11:12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude...
Strong's ConcordanceBut David took not the number of them from twenty years old and under: because the LORD had said he would increase Israel like to the stars of the heavens.
Topical BibleAge Below Count David Didn't Heaven Heavens Increase Less Multiply Numerous Promised Sky Stars Twenty
1 Chronicles Chapter 27 Verse 23
Alphabetical: age and as because But count David did had He heaven in Israel less LORD make men multiply not number numerous of old or promised said sky stars take the those to twenty under would years
OT History: 1 Chronicles 27:23 But David didn't take the number (1 Chron. 1Ch iCh i Ch 1 chr 1chr)