1 Chronicles 20:3
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New International Version
and brought out the people who were there, consigning them to labor with saws and with iron picks and axes. David did this to all the Ammonite towns. Then David and his entire army returned to Jerusalem.

King James Bible
And he brought out the people that were in it, and cut them with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even so dealt David with all the cities of the children of Ammon. And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.

Darby Bible Translation
And he brought out the people that were in it, and cut them with the saw, and with harrows of iron, and with saws. And so David did to all the cities of the children of Ammon. And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.

World English Bible
He brought forth the people who were therein, and cut [them] with saws, and with iron picks, and with axes. David did so to all the cities of the children of Ammon. David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.

Young's Literal Translation
and the people who are in it he hath brought out, and setteth to the saw, and to cutting instruments of iron, and to axes; and thus doth David to all cities of the sons of Ammon, and David turneth back, and all the people, to Jerusalem.

1 Chronicles 20:3 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He brought out the people - See this transaction particularly explained in the notes on the parallel places, 2 Samuel 12:30-31 (note).

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And he

1 Chronicles 19:2-5 And David said, I will show kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father showed kindness to me...

Psalm 21:8,9 Your hand shall find out all your enemies: your right hand shall find out those that hate you...

and cut instead of {wyyasar,} `and he cut,' the parallel passage is {wyasem,} `and he put them;' which is also the reading here of seven MSS collated by Dr. Kennicott. Sawing asunder, etc. of human beings, have no more place in the text, that they had in David's conduct towards the Ammonites.

with saws

Exodus 1:14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in mortar, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field...

Joshua 9:23 Now therefore you are cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from being slaves...

Judges 8:6,7,16,17 And the princes of Succoth said, Are the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna now in your hand, that we should give bread to your army...

1 Kings 9:21 Their children that were left after them in the land, whom the children of Israel also were not able utterly to destroy...

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Self-Scrutiny in God's Presence.
ISAIAH, i. 11.--"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." These words were at first addressed to the Church of God. The prophet Isaiah begins his prophecy, by calling upon the heavens and the earth to witness the exceeding sinfulness of God's chosen people. "Hear, O heavens, and give ear O earth: for the Lord hath spoken; I have nourished and brought up children,
William G.T. Shedd—Sermons to the Natural Man

Cross References
Hebrews 11:37
They were put to death by stoning; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated--

2 Samuel 12:31
and brought out the people who were there, consigning them to labor with saws and with iron picks and axes, and he made them work at brickmaking. David did this to all the Ammonite towns. Then he and his entire army returned to Jerusalem.

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