And He brought him outside [his tent into the starlight] and said, Look now toward the heavens and count the stars -- "if you are able to number them. Then He said to him, So shall your descendants be.
When he who has a discharge is cleansed of it, he shall count seven days for his purification, then wash his clothes, bathe in running water, and be clean.
And you shall number seven sabbaths or weeks of years for you, seven times seven years, so the total time of the seven weeks of years shall be forty-nine years.
Take the count of the prey that was taken, both of man and of beast, you and Eleazar the priest and the heads of the fathers' houses of the congregation.
You shall count seven weeks; begin to number the seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain.
1 Chronicles 21:17
And David said to God, Is it not I who commanded the people to be numbered? It is I who has sinned and done evil indeed; but as for these sheep, what have they done? Let Your hand, I pray You, O Lord my God, be on me and on my father's house, but not on Your people, that they should be plagued.
I can count all my bones; [the evildoers] gaze at me.
Walk about Zion, and go round about her, number her towers (her lofty and noble deeds of past days),
And you numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and you broke down the houses [to get materials] to fortify the [city] wall.