Context11Now there stood by him one of Joabs young men, and said, Whoever favors Joab and whoever is for David, let him follow Joab. 12But Amasa lay wallowing in his blood in the middle of the highway. And when the man saw that all the people stood still, he removed Amasa from the highway into the field and threw a garment over him when he saw that everyone who came by him stood still.
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13As soon as he was removed from the highway, all the men passed on after Joab to pursue Sheba the son of Bichri.
14Now he went through all the tribes of Israel to Abel, even Beth-maacah, and all the Berites; and they were gathered together and also went after him. 15They came and besieged him in Abel Beth-maacah, and they cast up a siege ramp against the city, and it stood by the rampart; and all the people who were with Joab were wreaking destruction in order to topple the wall. 16Then a wise woman called from the city, Hear, hear! Please tell Joab, Come here that I may speak with you. 17So he approached her, and the woman said, Are you Joab? And he answered, I am. Then she said to him, Listen to the words of your maidservant. And he answered, I am listening. 18Then she spoke, saying, Formerly they used to say, They will surely ask advice at Abel, and thus they ended the dispute. 19I am of those who are peaceable and faithful in Israel. You are seeking to destroy a city, even a mother in Israel. Why would you swallow up the inheritance of the LORD? 20Joab replied, Far be it, far be it from me that I should swallow up or destroy! 21Such is not the case. But a man from the hill country of Ephraim, Sheba the son of Bichri by name, has lifted up his hand against King David. Only hand him over, and I will depart from the city. And the woman said to Joab, Behold, his head will be thrown to you over the wall. 22Then the woman wisely came to all the people. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri and threw it to Joab. So he blew the trumpet, and they were dispersed from the city, each to his tent. Joab also returned to the king at Jerusalem.
23Now Joab was over the whole army of Israel, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; 24and Adoram was over the forced labor, and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was the recorder; 25and Sheva was scribe, and Zadok and Abiathar were priests; 26and Ira the Jairite was also a priest to David.
Parallel VersesAmerican 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.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And one of Joab's young men stood by Amasa and said, He that favours Joab, and he that is for David, let him follow Joab.
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.
Webster's Bible Translation
And one of Joab's men stood by him, and said, He that favoreth Joab, and he that is for David, let him go after 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!'
LibraryAppendix 2 Extracts from the Babylon Talmud
Massecheth Berachoth, or Tractate on Benedictions  Mishnah--From what time is the "Shema" said in the evening? From the hour that the priests entered to eat of their therumah  until the end of the first night watch.  These are the words of Rabbi Eliezer. But the sages say: Till midnight. Rabban Gamaliel says: Until the column of the morning (the dawn) rises. It happened, that his sons came back from a banquet. They said to him: "We have not said the Shema.'" He said to them, "If the column …
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