I have sinned greatly
1 Chronicles 21:8
21:8 I have sinned greatly. David’s sin was not in the specific act of ordering the census, for God had twice told Moses to number the people (Numbers 1:2; 26:2). It was his motive—that of pride in the extent of his accomplishments—that was sinful, especially since God had not ordered this numbering, as He had in those taken by Moses.