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

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

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
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.

1 Chronicles 21:4 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 king's

Ecclesiastes 8:4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say to him, What do you?

Wherefore

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

Daniel 3:18 But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up.

Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

and went

2 Samuel 24:3-8 And Joab said to the king, Now the LORD your God add to the people, how many soever they be, an hundred times...

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"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
1 Chronicles 21:3
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?"

1 Chronicles 21:5
Joab reported the number of the fighting men to David: In all Israel there were one million one hundred thousand men who could handle a sword, including four hundred and seventy thousand in Judah.

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