New Living Translation
God was very displeased with the census, and he punished Israel for it.
King James Bible
And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
And God was displeased on account of this thing, and 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,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
21:7 Displeased - Because this was done without any colour of necessity, and out of mere curiosity, and ostentation.
2 Samuel 15:26
But if he is through with me, then let him do what seems best to him."
1 Chronicles 21:6
But Joab did not include the tribes of Levi and Benjamin in the census because he was so distressed at what the king had made him do.
1 Chronicles 21:8
Then David said to God, "I have sinned greatly by taking this census. Please forgive my guilt for doing this foolish thing."
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