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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
But when Amasa stayed out beyond the time fixed for the execution of the royal commission (the Chethib וייחר is the Piel וייחר, whilst the Keri is either the Hiphil ויּוחר, or the imperfect Kal of יחר equals אחר, cf. תּחז, 2 Samuel 20:9, and is quite unnecessary), probably because the men of Judah distrusted him, and were not very ready to respond to his summons, David said to Abishai, "Now will Sheba the son of Bichri be more injurious (more dangerous) to us than Absalom. Take thou the servants (soldiers) of thy lord and pursue after him, lest he reach fortified cities, and tear out our eye," i.e., do us a serious injury. This is the correct explanation given by Bttcher, who refers to Deuteronomy 32:10 and Zechariah 2:12, where the apple of the eye is the figure used to signify the most valuable possession; for the general explanation, "and withdraw from our eye," cannot be grammatically sustained.
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2 Samuel 20:12
And Amasa lay wallowing in his blood in the highway. And anyone who came by, seeing him, stopped. And when the man saw that all the people stopped, he carried Amasa out of the highway into the field and threw a garment over him.
2 Samuel 20:13
When he was taken out of the highway, all the people went on after Joab to pursue Sheba the son of Bichri.
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