New American Standard Bible
But he did not number Levi and Benjamin among them, for the king's command was abhorrent to Joab.
King James Bible
But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the king's word was abominable to Joab.
Darby Bible Translation
But Levi and Benjamin he did not count among them; for the king's word was abominable to Joab.
World English Bible
But he didn't count Levi and Benjamin among them; for the king's word was abominable to Joab.
Young's Literal Translation
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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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
To omit the Levites would be to follow the precedent recorded in Numbers 1:47-49. The omission of Benjamin must he ascribed to a determination on the part of Joab to frustrate the king's intention, whereby he might hope to avert God's wrath from the people.
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1 Chronicles 21:7
God was displeased with this thing, so He struck Israel.
1 Chronicles 27:24
Joab the son of Zeruiah had begun to count them, but did not finish; and because of this, wrath came upon Israel, and the number was not included in the account of the chronicles of King David.
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