1 Chronicles 21:3
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New International Version
But Joab replied, "May the LORD multiply his troops a hundred times over. My lord the king, are they not all my lord's subjects? Why does my lord want to do this? Why should he bring guilt on Israel?"

King James Bible
And Joab answered, The LORD make his people an hundred times so many more as they be: but, my lord the king, are they not all my lord's servants? why then doth my lord require this thing? why will he be a cause of trespass to Israel?

Darby Bible Translation
And Joab said, Jehovah add to his people, how many soever they be, a hundredfold: are they not all, my lord O king, my lord's servants? why does my lord require this thing? why should he become a trespass to Israel?

World English Bible
Joab said, "May Yahweh make his people a hundred times as many as they are. But, my lord the king, aren't they all my lord's servants? Why does my lord require this thing? Why will he be a cause of guilt to Israel?"

Young's Literal Translation
And Joab saith, 'Jehovah doth add to His people as they are a hundred times; are they not, my lord, O king, all of them to my lord for servants? why doth my lord seek this? why is he for a cause of guilt to Israel?'

1 Chronicles 21:3 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And Satan stood up against Israel - See the notes on the parallel place, 2 Samuel 24:1 (note), etc.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The Lord

1 Chronicles 19:13 Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God...

Psalm 115:14 The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children.

Proverbs 14:28 In the multitude of people is the king's honor: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

Isaiah 26:15 You have increased the nation, O LORD, you have increased the nation: you are glorified...

Isaiah 48:19 Your seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring of your bowels like the gravel thereof...

why will

Genesis 20:9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said to him, What have you done to us? and what have I offended you...

Exodus 32:21 And Moses said to Aaron, What did this people to you, that you have brought so great a sin on them?

Numbers 32:9,10 For when they went up to the valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel...

1 Samuel 2:24 No, my sons; for it is no good report that I hear: you make the LORD's people to transgress.

1 Kings 14:16 And he shall give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who did sin, and who made Israel to sin.

Library
"For what the Law could not Do, in that it was Weak through the Flesh, God Sending his Own Son in the Likeness of Sinful Flesh,
Rom. viii. 3.--"For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin condemned sin in the flesh." For what purpose do we meet thus together? I would we knew it,--then it might be to some better purpose. In all other things we are rational, and do nothing of moment without some end and purpose. But, alas! in this matter of greatest moment, our going about divine ordinances, we have scarce any distinct or deliberate
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

The Hardening in the Sacred Scripture.
"He hath hardened their heart."-- John xii. 40. The Scripture teaches positively that the hardening and "darkening of their foolish heart" is a divine, intentional act. This is plainly evident from God's charge to Moses concerning the king of Egypt: "Thou shalt speak all that I command thee; and I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply My signs and wonders in the land of Egypt. But Pharaoh shall not harken unto you, and I will lay My hand upon Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know that I am the
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Cross References
Deuteronomy 1:11
May the LORD, the God of your ancestors, increase you a thousand times and bless you as he has promised!

1 Chronicles 21:4
The king's word, however, overruled Joab; so Joab left and went throughout Israel and then came back to Jerusalem.

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