Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- 2nd Samuel ~~- chapter 24 of 24 (25 verses.)

2nd Samuel 24:3Wrench

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But [General] Joab {JAH-Dad} objects to king [David], “Now [I pray that] YHVH your Elohim multiplies [our Hebrew] people (however many they are) 100 times, so [that your] eyes (my lord the king) may view [our multitude].
But why does my lord the king delight in this [forbidden national I.D.
nightmare]
?”


Other English Bible translations of 2nd Samuel 24:3:

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SNYo’av said to the king, "May Adonai your Elohim add to the people a hundredfold, no matter how many there are; and may the eyes of my Adonai the king see it. But why does my Adonai the king take pleasure in doing this?"
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SRBut Joab replied to the king, 'May YHVH your Elohim multiply the troops a hundred times over, and may the eyes of my Adonai the king see it. But why does my Adonai the king want to do such a thing?'
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SNJoab replied to the king. He said, 'King David, you are my master. May the Adonai your Elohim multiply the troops 100 times. And may you live to see it. But why would you want me to count the fighting men?'
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SNBut Joab replied to the king, 'May YHVH your Elohim let you live until there are a hundred times as many people in your kingdom as there are now! But why do you want to do this?'
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SNBut Joab said to the king, "May the Adonai your Elohim increase the number of the people a hundredfold, while the eyes of my Adonai the king can still see it! But why does my Adonai the king want to do this?"
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SNBut Joab resisted the king: 'May your YHVH multiply people by the hundreds right before the eyes of my master the king, but why on earth would you do a thing like this?'
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SNBut Joab answered the king, "Your Majesty, may the Adonai your Elohim make the people of Israel a hundred times more numerous than they are now, and may you live to see him do it. But why does Your Majesty want to do this?"
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SNBut Joab said to the king, 'Now may YHVH your Elohim add to the people a hundred times as many as they are, while the eyes of my Adonai the king still see; but why does my Adonai the king delight in this thing?'
King James Version (unedited)KJVAnd Joab said unto the king, Now the LORD thy God add unto the people, how many soever they be, an hundredfold, and that the eyes of my lord the king may see it: but why doth my lord the king delight in this thing?