1 Chronicles 21:3

floor; where having built an altar, God gives a sign of his favour by fire, and stays the plague.
Overview - 1 Chronicles 21
David, tempted by Satan, forces Joab to number the people.
The number of the people being brought, David repents of it.
David having three plagues propounded by God, chooses the pestilence.
14 After the death of seventy thousand, David by repentance prevents the destruction of Jerusalem.
18 David, by Gad's direction, purchases Ornan's threshing-
28 David sacrifices there, being restrained from Gibeon by fear of the angel.
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1 Chronicles 21:3  (King James Version)
And Joab answered, The LORD make his people an hundred times so many more as they be: but, my lord the king, are they not all my lord's servants? why then doth my lord require this thing? why will he be a cause of trespass to Israel?

The Lord
19:13 Psalms 115:14 ; Proverbs 14:28 ; Isaiah 26:15 ; 48:19

why will
Genesis 20:9 ; Exodus 32:21 ; Numbers 32:9 Numbers 32:10 ; 1 Samuel 2:24 ; 1 Kings 14:16