MN1 Mulapariya Sutta translation error?

Is there an error in translation of MN1?

Idamavoca bhagavā. Na te bhikkhū
bhagavato bhāsitaṃ abhinandunti.

Thus spoke the Lord. Delighted, these monks rejoiced in what the Lord had said.

That is what the Blessed One said. Displeased, the monks did not delight in the Blessed One’s words.

There are variant readings here. However most scholars accept, following the commentary, that this is the only text where the monks did not rejoice. Horner’s translation, however, bucks this trend and has the monks rejoicing.


What is your opinion?