Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- 1st Chronicles ~~- chapter 21 of 29 (30 verses.)

1st Chronicles 21:6Wrench

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But [General] Joab {JAH-Dad} knows that king [David's human-numbering] demand is abhorrent.
So he refuses to number [the people of the tribes of] Levi and Benjamin.

Note: Just like you should refuse to participate in modern human inventory systems (national I.D.
numbers).



Other English Bible translations of 1st Chronicles 21:6:

Complete Jewish Bible (Sacred Name Version)CJB-SNBut he didn’t count Levi and Binyamin among them, because the king’s order was hateful to Yo’av.
New International Version (Sacred Name)NIV-SRBut Joab did not include Levi and Benjamin in the numbering, because the king's command was repulsive to him.
New International Readers Version (Sacred Name)NIRV-SNBut Joab didn't include the tribes of Levi and Benjamin in the total number. The king's command was sickening to Joab.
New Living Translation (Sacred Name Version)NLT-SNBut 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.
New Revised Standard (Sacred Name Edition)NRSV-SNBut he did not include Levi and Benjamin in the numbering, for the king's command was abhorrent to Joab.
The Message (Sacred Name Version)MSG-SNJoab, disgusted by the command--it, in fact, turned his stomach!-protested by leaving Levi and Benjamin out of the census-taking.
Good News Translation (Sacred Name)GNT-SNBecause Joab disapproved of the king's command, he did not take any census of the tribes of Levi and Benjamin.
New American Standard (Sacred Name Bible)NASB-SNBut he did not number Levi and Benjamin among them, for the king's command was abhorrent to Joab.
King James Version (unedited)KJVBut Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the king's word was abominable to Joab.