1 Chronicles 21:14
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So the LORD sent a plague on Israel, and seventy thousand men of Israel fell dead.

King James Bible
So the LORD sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah sent a pestilence upon Israel; and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men.

World English Bible
So Yahweh sent a pestilence on Israel; and seventy thousand men of Israel fell.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah giveth a pestilence in Israel, and there fall of Israel seventy thousand men,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

David said - I am in a great strait - The Targum reasons thus:

"And David said to Gad, If I choose famine, the Israelites may say, The granaries of David are full of corn; neither doth he care should the people of Israel die with hunger. And if I choose war, and fly before an enemy, the Israelites may say, David is a strong and warlike man, and he cares not though the people of Israel should fall by the sword. I am brought into a great strait; I will deliver myself now into the Hand of the Word of the Lord, ביד מימרא דיי beyad meymera dayai, for his mercies are many; but into the hands of the children of men I will not deliver myself."

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Numbers 16:46-49 And Moses said to Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly to the congregation...

2 Samuel 24:15 So the LORD sent a pestilence on Israel from the morning even to the time appointed...


Exodus 12:20 You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall you eat unleavened bread.

Numbers 25:9 And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.

1 Samuel 6:19 And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD...

2 Kings 19:35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out...

"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
2 Samuel 24:15
So the LORD sent a plague on Israel from that morning until the end of the time designated, and seventy thousand of the people from Dan to Beersheba died.

1 Chronicles 27:24
Joab son of Zeruiah began to count the men but did not finish. God's wrath came on Israel on account of this numbering, and the number was not entered in the book of the annals of King David.

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