Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- 1st Chronicles ~~- chapter 21 of 29 (30 verses.)

1st Chronicles 21:3Wrench

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But [General] Joab {JAH-Dad} objects, β€œ[I pray] YHVH makes his people 100 times more numerous than they are.
But, my lord the king, aren't all the Israelis [your] servants, my lord?
Why then do [you,] my lord demand this [crime of inventorying human-flesh]?
Why would [you] bring guilt on Israel?”

Note: Human enumeration is a crime against the Creator of the universe.

Here lord = Adon.



Other English Bible translations of 1st Chronicles 21:3:

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SNYo’av said, "May Adonai make his people a hundred times as many as they are now! But, my Adonai the king, aren’t they all my lord’s servants in any case? Why does my Adonai the king require this? Why should he bring guilt upon Isra’el?"
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SRBut Joab replied, 'May YHVH multiply his troops a hundred times over. My Adonai the king, are they not all my lord's subjects? Why does my Adonai want to do this? Why should he bring guilt on Israel?'
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SNJoab replied, 'May the Adonai multiply his troops 100 times. King David, you are my master. Aren't all of the men under your control? Why would you want me to count them? Do you want to make Israel guilty?'
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SNBut Joab replied, 'May YHVH increase the number of his people a hundred times over! But why, my lord, do you want to do this? Are they not all your servants? Why must you cause Israel to sin?'
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SNBut Joab said, "May the Adonai increase the number of his people a hundredfold! Are they not, my Adonai the king, all of them my lord's servants? Why then should my Adonai require this? Why should he bring guilt on Israel?"
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SNJoab resisted: 'May YHVH multiply his people by hundreds! Don't they all belong to my master the king? But why on earth would you do a thing like this--why risk getting Israel into trouble with Elohim?'
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SNJoab answered, "May the Adonai make the people of Israel a hundred times more numerous than they are now! Your Majesty, they are all your servants. Why do you want to do this and make the whole nation guilty?"
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SNJoab said, 'May YHVH add to His people a hundred times as many as they are! But, my Adonai the king, are they not all my lord's servants? Why does my Adonai seek this thing? Why should he be a cause of guilt to Israel?'
King James Version (unedited)KJVAnd 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?