But Levi and Benjamin counted he not among them: for the king's command was abominable to Joab.
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George Leo Haydock
Number. These might therefore escape the pestilence. (Du Hamel)
For. Hebrew, "because the king's word was abominable to Joab. "We read that Benjamin was numbered unto David, chap. vii. 5, 11. But that might be on another occasion; or the register continued in the archives, and was not brought to the king. See chap. xxvii. 24. (Calmet)