1 Chronicles 21:7
Good News Translation
God was displeased with what had been done, so he punished Israel.

Contemporary English Version
David's order to count the people made God angry, and he punished Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And God was displeased with this thing that was commanded: and he struck Israel.

New American Bible
This command was evil in the sight of God, and he struck Israel.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And God was displeased with this thing that was commanded: and he struck Israel.

2 Samuel 11:27 And the mourning being over, David sent and brought her into his house, and she became his wife, and she bore him a son: and this thing which David had done, was displeasing to the Lord.

1 Kings 15:5 Because David had done that which was right in the eyes of the Lord, and had not turned aside from any thing that he commanded him, all the days of his life, except the matter of Urias, the Hethite.

he smote

1 Chronicles 21:14 So the Lord sent a pestilence upon Israel. And there fell of Israel seventy thousand men.

Joshua 7:1,5,13 But the children of Israel transgressed the commandment, and took to their own use of that which was accursed. For Achan, the son of Charmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zare, of the tribe of Juda, took something of the anathema: and the Lord was angry against the children of Israel. . . .

Joshua 22:16-26 Thus saith all the people of the Lord: What meaneth this transgression? Why have you forsaken the Lord the God of Israel, building a sacrilegious altar, and revolting from the worship of him? . . .

2 Samuel 21:1,14 And there was a famine in the days of David for three years successively: and David consulted the oracle of the Lord. And the Lord said: It is for Saul, and his bloody house, because he slow the Gabaonites. . . .

2 Samuel 24:1 And the anger of the Lord was again kindled against Israel, and stirred up David among them, saying: Go, number Israel and Juda.

Context
Judgment for David's Sin
7And God was displeased with this thing that was commanded: and he struck Israel.8And David said to God: I have sinned exceedingly in doing this: I beseech thee take away the iniquity of thy servant, for I have done foolishly.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 15:26
But if he shall say to me: Thou pleasest me not: I am ready, let him do that which is good before him.

1 Chronicles 21:6
But Levi and Benjamin he did not number: for Joab unwillingly executed the king's orders.

1 Chronicles 21:8
And David said to God: I have sinned exceedingly in doing this: I beseech thee take away the iniquity of thy servant, for I have done foolishly.

Additional Translations
This command was also evil in the sight of God; so He struck Israel.And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote Israel.

And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote Israel.

And there was evil in the sight of the Lord respecting this thing; and he smote Israel.

And God was displeased on account of this thing, and he smote Israel.

And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote Israel.

And God was displeased with this thing, therefore he smote Israel.

God was displeased with this thing; therefore he struck Israel.

And it is evil in the eyes of God concerning this thing, and He smiteth Israel,
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