1 Chronicles 27:24
Good News Translation
Joab, whose mother was Zeruiah, began to take a census, but he did not complete it. God punished Israel because of this census, so the final figures were never recorded in King David's official records.

Contemporary English Version
Joab the son of Zeruiah had begun to count the people, but he stopped when the LORD began punishing Israel. So the total number was never included in David's official records.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

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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.

began to number

1 Chronicles 21:1-17 And Satan rose up against Israel: and moved David to number Israel. . . .

2 Samuel 24:1-15 And the anger of the Lord was again kindled against Israel, and stirred up David among them, saying: Go, number Israel and Juda. . . .

Context
The Leaders of the Twelve Tribes
23But David would not number them from twenty years old and under: because the lord had said that he would multiply Israel like the stars of heaven. 24Joab 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.
Cross References
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.

2 Samuel 24:12
Go, and say to David: Thus saith the Lord: I give thee thy choice of three things, choose one of them which thou wilt, that I may do it to thee.

2 Samuel 24:15
And the Lord sent a pestilence upon Israel, from the morning unto the time appointed, and there died of the people from Dan to Bersabee seventy thousand men.

1 Chronicles 21:1
And Satan rose up against Israel: and moved David to number Israel.

1 Chronicles 21:2
And David said to Joab, and to the rulers of the people: Go, and number Israel from Bersabee even to Dan, and bring me the number of them that I may know it.

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

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

1 Chronicles 27:25
And over the king's treasures was Azmoth the son of Adiel: and over those stores which were in the cities, and in the villages, and, in the castles, was Jonathan the son of Ozias.

Additional Translations
Joab son of Zeruiah began to count the men but did not finish. For this was the reason wrath came upon Israel, and the number was not entered in the Book of the Chronicles of King David.Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but he finished not, because there fell wrath for it against Israel; neither was the number put in the account of the chronicles of king David.

Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but finished not; and there came wrath for this upon Israel; neither was the number put into the account in the chronicles of king David.

And Joab the son of Saruia began to number the people, and did not finish the work, for there was hereupon wrath on Israel; and the number was not recorded in the book of the chronicles of king David.

Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but he did not finish; and there fell wrath for it upon Israel; and the number was not put in the account of the chronicles of king David.

Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but finished not; and there came wrath for this upon Israel; neither was the number put into the account in the chronicles of king David;

Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but he finished not, because there fell wrath for it against Israel; neither was the number put in the account of the chronicles of king David.

Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but didn't finish; and there came wrath for this on Israel; neither was the number put into the account in the chronicles of king David.

Joab son of Zeruiah hath begun to number -- and hath not finished -- and there is for this wrath against Israel, and the number hath not gone up in the account of the Chronicles of king David.
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