New American Standard Bible
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."
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.
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.
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!'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He that favoreth Joab ... - This speech, addressed to Amasa's followers as well as Joab's, shows very distinctly that the rivalry between Joab and Amasa, and David's purpose to make Amasa captain in Joab's room, were well known; and shows also the real reason why Joab killed Amasa. What is added, "and he that is for David," was intended to identify Joab's cause with David's, and also to insinuate that Amasa had not been loyal to David (2 Samuel 20:5 note).
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate, …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
2 Samuel 20:12
But 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.
2 Samuel 20:13
As soon as he was removed from the highway, all the men passed on after Joab to pursue Sheba the son of Bichri.
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