1 Chronicles 21:6

“But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the king's word was abominable to Joab.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Chronicles 21:6

But Leui and Beniamin counted hee not among them: for the kings word was abominable to Ioab.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But he did not number Levi and Benjamin among them, for the king's command was abhorrent to Joab.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them; for the king's word was abominable to Joab.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Levi and Benjamin were not numbered among them, for Joab was disgusted with the king's order.
- Basic English Bible

But Levi and Benjamin he did not count among them; for the king's word was abominable to Joab.
- Darby Bible

But Levi and Benjamin he counted not among them: for the king's word was abominable to Joab.
- Webster's Bible

But he didn't count Levi and Benjamin among them; for the king's word was abominable to Joab.
- World English Bible

And Levi and Benjamin he hath not numbered in their midst, for the word of the king was abominable with Joab.
- Youngs Literal Bible

But Levi and Benjamin he did not number among them; for the king's word was abominable to Joab.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Chronicles 21:6

Wesley's Notes for 1 Chronicles 21:6


21:6 Counted not - Partly for the following reason; and principallyby God's gracious providence to Levi, because they were devoted to hisservice; and to Benjamin, because they were the least of all the tribes,having been almost extinct, #Judg 21:6|, and because God foresaw thatthey would be faithful to the house of David in the division of thetribes, and therefore he would not have them diminished. And Joab alsopresumed to leave these two tribes unnumbered, because he had speciouspretences for it; for Levi, because they were no warriors, and theking's command reached only of those that drew sword. And forBenjamin, because they, being so small a tribe, and bordering uponJerusalem, might easily be numbered afterward.


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