1 Chronicles 21:4
Good News Translation
But the king made Joab obey the order. Joab went out, traveled through the whole country of Israel, and then returned to Jerusalem.

Contemporary English Version
But David would not change his mind. And so Joab went everywhere in Israel and Judah and counted the people. He returned to Jerusalem

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the king's word rather prevailed: and Joab departed, and went through all Israel: and returned to Jerusalem.

New American Bible
However, the king’s command prevailed over Joab, who departed and traversed all of Israel, and then returned to Jerusalem.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But the king's word rather prevailed: and Joab departed, and went through all Israel: and returned to Jerusalem.

the king's

Ecclesiastes 8:4 And his word is full of power: neither can any man say to him: Why dost thou so?

Wherefore

Exodus 1:17 But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded, but saved the men children.

Daniel 3:18 But if he will not, be it known to thee, O king, that we will not worship thy gods, nor adore the golden statue which thou hast set up.

Acts 5:29 But Peter and the apostles answering, said: We ought to obey God rather than men.

and went

2 Samuel 24:3-8 And Joab said to the king: The Lord thy God increase thy people, and make them as many more as they are now, and again multiply them a hundredfold in the sight of my lord the king: but what meaneth my lord the king by this kind of thing? . . .

Context
David's Military Census
3And Joab answered: The Lord make his people a hundred times more than they are: but, my lord the king, are they not all thy servants: why doth my lord seek this thing, which may be imputed as a sin to Israel? 4But the king's word rather prevailed: and Joab departed, and went through all Israel: and returned to Jerusalem.5And he gave David the number of them, whom he had surveyed: and all the number of Israel was found to be eleven hundred thousand men that drew the sword: and of Juda four hundred and seventy thousand fighting men.…
Cross References
1 Chronicles 21:3
And Joab answered: The Lord make his people a hundred times more than they are: but, my lord the king, are they not all thy servants: why doth my lord seek this thing, which may be imputed as a sin to Israel?

1 Chronicles 21:5
And he gave David the number of them, whom he had surveyed: and all the number of Israel was found to be eleven hundred thousand men that drew the sword: and of Juda four hundred and seventy thousand fighting men.

Additional Translations
Nevertheless, the king's word prevailed against Joab. So Joab left and traveled throughout Israel, and then he returned to Jerusalem.Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab. Why Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.

Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab. Wherefore Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.

Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab; and Joab went out and passed through all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.

But the king's word prevailed against Joab; and Joab departed, and went through all Israel, and came [again] to Jerusalem.

Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab. Wherefore Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.

Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab. Wherefore Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.

Nevertheless the king's word prevailed against Joab. Therefore Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.

And the word of the king is severe against Joab, and Joab goeth out, and goeth up and down in all Israel, and cometh in to Jerusalem.
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