2 Samuel 20:11
New International Version
One of Joab’s men stood beside Amasa and said, “Whoever favors Joab, and whoever is for David, let him follow Joab!”

New Living Translation
One of Joab’s young men shouted to Amasa’s troops, “If you are for Joab and David, come and follow Joab.”

English Standard Version
And one of Joab’s young men took his stand by Amasa and said, “Whoever favors Joab, and whoever is for David, let him follow Joab.”

Berean Study Bible
One of Joab’s young men stood near Amasa and said, “Whoever favors Joab, and whoever is for David, let him follow Joab!”

King James Bible
And one of Joab's men stood by him, and said, He that favoureth Joab, and he that is for David, let him go after Joab.

New King James Version
Meanwhile one of Joab’s men stood near Amasa, and said, “Whoever favors Joab and whoever is for David—follow Joab!”

New American Standard Bible
Now one of Joab’s young men stood by him and said, “Whoever favors Joab and whoever is for David, follow Joab!”

NASB 1995
Now there stood by him one of Joab’s young men, and said, “Whoever favors Joab and whoever is for David, let him follow Joab.”

NASB 1977
Now there stood by him one of Joab’s young men, and said, “Whoever favors Joab and whoever is for David, let him follow Joab.”

Amplified Bible
Now one of Joab’s young men stood by him and said, “Whoever favors Joab and is for David, let him follow Joab!”

Christian Standard Bible
One of Joab’s young men had stood over Amasa saying, “Whoever favors Joab and whoever is for David, follow Joab! ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
One of Joab’s young men had stood over Amasa saying, “Whoever favors Joab and whoever is for David, follow Joab!”

American Standard Version
And there stood by him one of Joab's young men, and said, He that favoreth Joab, and he that is for David, let him follow Joab.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And one man of the Servants of Yuab went and stood by him and he said to him: “From whom are you, of David who are after Yuab?”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And there stood over him one of the servants of Joab, and said, Who is he that is for Joab, and who is on the side of David following Joab?

Contemporary English Version
One of Joab's soldiers stood by Amasa and shouted, "If any of you are for Joab and David, then follow Joab!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the mean time some men of Joab's company stopping at the dead body of Amasa, said: Behold he that would have been in Joab's stead the companion of David.

English Revised Version
And there stood by him one of Joab's young men, and said, He that favoureth Joab, and he that is for David, let him follow Joab.

Good News Translation
One of Joab's men stood by Amasa's body and called out, "Everyone who is for Joab and David follow Joab!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One of Joab's young men stood beside Amasa and said, "Anyone who favors Joab and is on David's side should follow Joab."

International Standard Version
One of Joab's soldiers stood by Amasa while he lay dying and announced, "Whoever is in favor of Joab and David, let him follow Joab."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And there stood by him one of Joab's young men, and said: 'He that favoureth Joab, and he that is for David let him follow Joab.'

Literal Standard Version
And a man has stood by him, of the young men of Joab, and says, “He who has delight in Joab, and he who [is] for David—after Joab!”

NET Bible
One of Joab's soldiers who stood over Amasa said, "Whoever is for Joab and whoever is for David, follow Joab!"

New Heart English Bible
There stood by him one of Joab's young men, and said, "He who favors Joab, and he who is for David, let him follow Joab."

World English Bible
There stood by him one of Joab's young men, and said, "He who favors Joab, and he who is for David, let him follow Joab!"

Young's Literal Translation
And a man hath stood by him, of the young men of Joab, and saith, 'He who hath delight in Joab, and he who is for David -- after Joab!'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Sheba's Rebellion
10Amasa was not on guard against the dagger in Joab’s hand, and Joab stabbed him in the stomach and spilled out his intestines on the ground. And Joab did not need to strike him again, for Amasa was dead. Then Joab and his brother Abishai pursued Sheba son of Bichri. 11One of Joab’s young men stood near Amasa and said, “Whoever favors Joab, and whoever is for David, let him follow Joab!” 12But Amasa wallowed in his blood in the middle of the road, and when the man saw that all the troops were stopping there, he dragged the body off the road into a field and threw a garment over it.…

Cross References
2 Samuel 20:12
But Amasa wallowed in his blood in the middle of the road, and when the man saw that all the troops were stopping there, he dragged the body off the road into a field and threw a garment over it.

2 Samuel 20:13
As soon as Amasa's body was removed from the road, all the men went on with Joab to pursue Sheba son of Bichri.


Treasury of Scripture

And one of Joab's men stood by him, and said, He that favors Joab, and he that is for David, let him go after Joab.

He that

2 Samuel 20:6,7,13,21
And David said to Abishai, Now shall Sheba the son of Bichri do us more harm than did Absalom: take thou thy lord's servants, and pursue after him, lest he get him fenced cities, and escape us…

for David

2 Samuel 20:4
Then said the king to Amasa, Assemble me the men of Judah within three days, and be thou here present.

2 Kings 9:32
And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on my side? who? And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs.









(11) One of Joab's man.--Com. 2Samuel 20:7. Time was too precious for Joab himself to wait. He must put down the rebellion of Sheba by rapid action, and thereby render himself impregnable in the high office which had been his, and which he had now again usurped. He left one of his trusty men, however, by the body of Amasa, with a battle cry which should suggest that he had rightly been put to death for his doubtful loyalty, and that all who were attached to Joab and loyal to David should follow Joab. Joab's real motive for murdering Amasa, as for murdering Abner (2Samuel 3:27), was personal jealousy and ambition.

Verse 11. - One of Joab's men. Joab left one of his personal followers to prevent any halt of the people round Amasa's body, and to suggest that he was a traitor. For he was to say to them as they came up, not only that "whosoever had pleasure in Joab," but also that "all who were for David, were to go after Joab." All loyal men were to regard him as captain of the host, and to disobey him would be rebellion. Naturally they would conclude from this that Amasa had not really been true to David, and that his death was the punishment inflicted on him for his past guilt.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
One
וְאִישׁ֙ (wə·’îš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of Joab's
יוֹאָ֑ב (yō·w·’āḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3097: Joab -- 'the LORD is father', three Israelites

young men
מִֽנַּעֲרֵ֖י (min·na·‘ă·rê)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 5288: A boy, lad, youth, retainer

stood
עָמַ֣ד (‘ā·maḏ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5976: Be at a stand

near Amasa
עָלָ֔יו (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

and said,
וַיֹּ֗אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Whoever
מִי֩ (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

favors
חָפֵ֧ץ (ḥā·p̄êṣ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2654: To incline to, to bend, to be pleased with, desire

Joab,
בְּיוֹאָ֛ב (bə·yō·w·’āḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3097: Joab -- 'the LORD is father', three Israelites

and whoever
וּמִ֥י (ū·mî)
Conjunctive waw | Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

is for David,
לְדָוִ֖ד (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

[let him] follow
אַחֲרֵ֥י (’a·ḥă·rê)
Preposition
Strong's 310: The hind or following part

Joab!”
יוֹאָֽב׃ (yō·w·’āḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3097: Joab -- 'the LORD is father', three Israelites


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