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And 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?
2 Samuel 10:12
Be of good courage, and let us play the man for our people, and for the cities of our God. And LORD do that which seems good to him.
1 Chronicles 21:3
And Joab said, LORD make his people a hundred times as many as they are. But, my lord the king, are they not all my lord's servants? Why does my lord require this thing? Why will he be a cause of guilt to Israel?
LORD increase you more and more, you and your sons.
In the multitude of people is the king's glory, but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.
Then thou shall see and be radiant, and thy heart shall thrill and be enlarged, because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to thee. The wealth of the nations shall come to thee.