1 Chronicles 21:7
New International Version
This command was also evil in the sight of God; so he punished Israel.

New Living Translation
God was very displeased with the census, and he punished Israel for it.

English Standard Version
But God was displeased with this thing, and he struck Israel.

Berean Study Bible
This command was also evil in the sight of God; so He struck Israel.

New American Standard Bible
God was displeased with this thing, so He struck Israel.

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

Christian Standard Bible
This command was also evil in God's sight, so he afflicted Israel.

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

Good News Translation
God was displeased with what had been done, so he punished Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This command was also evil in God's sight, so He afflicted Israel.

International Standard Version
God considered this behavior to be evil, so he attacked Israel.

NET Bible
God was also offended by it, so he attacked Israel.

New Heart English Bible
God was displeased with this thing; therefore he struck Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God considered the census to be sinful, so he struck Israel [with a plague].

JPS Tanakh 1917
And God was displeased with this thing; therefore He smote Israel.

New American Standard 1977
And God was displeased with this thing, so He struck Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And God was also displeased with this word; therefore, he smote Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he struck Israel.

American King James Version
And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote Israel.

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

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

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

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And God was displeased with this thing, therefore he smote Israel.

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

Young's Literal Translation
And it is evil in the eyes of God concerning this thing, and He smiteth Israel,
Study Bible
Judgment for David's Sin
7This command was also evil in the sight of God; so He struck Israel. 8Then David said to God, “I have sinned greatly because I have done this thing. Now I beg You to take away the iniquity of Your servant, for I have acted very foolishly.”…
Cross References
2 Samuel 15:26
But if He should say, 'I do not delight in you,' then here I am; let Him do to me whatever seems good to Him."

1 Chronicles 21:6
But Joab did not include Levi and Benjamin in the count, because the king's command was detestable to him.

1 Chronicles 21:8
Then David said to God, "I have sinned greatly because I have done this thing. Now I beg You to take away the iniquity of Your servant, for I have acted very foolishly."

Treasury of Scripture

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

2 Samuel 11:27
And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his house, and she became his wife, and bare him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD.

1 Kings 15:5
Because David did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned not aside from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, save only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.

he smote

1 Chronicles 21:14
So the LORD sent pestilence upon Israel: and there fell of Israel seventy thousand men.

Joshua 7:1,5,13
But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the children of Israel…

Joshua 22:16-26
Thus saith the whole congregation of the LORD, What trespass is this that ye have committed against the God of Israel, to turn away this day from following the LORD, in that ye have builded you an altar, that ye might rebel this day against the LORD? …







Lexicon
This
הַזֶּ֑ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

command
הַדָּבָ֖ר (had·dā·ḇār)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

was also evil
וַיֵּ֙רַע֙ (way·yê·ra‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7489: To spoil, to make, good for, nothing, bad

in the sight
בְּעֵינֵ֣י (bə·‘ê·nê)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

of God;
הָאֱלֹהִ֔ים (hā·’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

so He struck
וַיַּ֖ךְ (way·yaḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5221: To strike

Israel.
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc
(7-13) The Divine wrath, declared by Gad the seer.

(7) And God was displeased.--This verse also is not read in Samuel, which has instead, "And David's heart smote him after that he had numbered the people." The peculiarities of expression in Samuel suggest textual corruption. The chronicler's verse is a sort of general heading, or anticipative summary, to the following narrative. The margin rightly renders the first clause (see Genesis 21 for the same unusual construction).

Verse 7. - Smote Israel. These two words serve simply to summarize in the first instance what the compiler is about to rehearse at greater length. The parallel place shows, "And David's heart smote him after that he had numbered the people." Some better power occasioned that smiting. Reflection brought to David's heart and conscience (1 Samuel 24:5), as often to those of others, restored vitality. The exact circumstances or providences, however, which roused into action the conscience of David are not stated. The second clause of our verse cannot refer to any preliminary smiting, but to the oncoming visitation of pestilence. It is noticeable, if only as a coincidence, that the eleventh verse of the parallel passage (2 Samuel 24:11) opens with a similarly ambiguously placed clause, "For when David was up in the morning, the word of the Lord came to the Prophet Gad," although this is explainable simply as our insufficient Authorized Version rendering. However, failing any external cause, the beginning of ver. 10 in this same parallel place may intimate the adequate account of all in the spontaneous stirring of David's conscience" the bitter thoughts of conscience born." In these two verses we suddenly come upon the name "God" instead of "the Lord," i.e. Jehovah. 21:1-30 David's numbering the people. - No mention is made in this book of David's sin in the matter of Uriah, neither of the troubles that followed it: they had no needful connexion with the subjects here noted. But David's sin, in numbering the people, is related: in the atonement made for that sin, there was notice of the place on which the temple should be built. The command to David to build an altar, was a blessed token of reconciliation. God testified his acceptance of David's offerings on this altar. Thus Christ was made sin, and a curse for us; it pleased the Lord to bruise him, that through him, God might be to us, not a consuming Fire, but a reconciled God. It is good to continue attendance on those ordinances in which we have experienced the tokens of God's presence, and have found that he is with us of a truth. Here God graciously met me, therefore I will still expect to meet him.
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