1 Chronicles 21:6
Good News Translation
Because Joab disapproved of the king's command, he did not take any census of the tribes of Levi and Benjamin.

Contemporary English Version
Joab refused to include anyone from the tribes of Levi and Benjamin, because he still disagreed with David's orders.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Levi and Benjamin he did not number: for Joab unwillingly executed the king's orders.

New American Bible
Levi and Benjamin, however, he did not include in the census, for the king’s command was repugnant to Joab.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But Levi and Benjamin he did not number: for Joab unwillingly executed the king's orders.

Levi

Numbers 1:47-49 But the Levites in the tribes of their families were not numbered with them. . . .

Joab

2 Samuel 3:27 And when Abner was returned to Hebron, Joab took him aside to the middle of the gate, to speak to him treacherously: and he stabbed him there in the groin, and he died, in revenge of the blood of Asael his brother.

2 Samuel 11:15-21 Writing in the letter: Set ye Urias in the front of the battle, where the fight is strongest: and leave ye him, that he may be wounded and die. . . .

2 Samuel 20:9,10 And Joab said to Amasa: God save thee, my brother. And he took Amasa by the chin with his right hand to kiss him. . . .

Context
David's Military Census
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. 6But Levi and Benjamin he did not number: for Joab unwillingly executed the king's orders.
Cross References
1 Chronicles 21:7
And God was displeased with this thing that was commanded: and he struck Israel.

1 Chronicles 27:24
Joab the son of Sarvia began to number, but he finished not: because upon this there fell wrath upon Israel: and therefore the number of them that were numbered, was not registered in the chronicles of king David.

Additional Translations
But Joab did not include Levi and Benjamin in the count, because the king’s command was detestable to him.But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the king's word was abominable to Joab.

But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them; for the king's word was abominable to Joab.

But he numbered not Levi and Benjamin among them; for the word of the king was painful to Joab.

But Levi and Benjamin he did not count among them; for the king's word was abominable to Joab.

But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the king's word was abominable to Joab.

But Levi and Benjamin he counted not among them: for the king's word was abominable to Joab.

But he didn't count Levi and Benjamin among them; for the king's word was abominable to Joab.

And Levi and Benjamin he hath not numbered in their midst, for the word of the king was abominable with Joab.
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