New American Standard Bible
Then the king said to Amasa, "Call out the men of Judah for me within three days, and be present here yourself."
King James Bible
Then said the king to Amasa, Assemble me the men of Judah within three days, and be thou here present.
Darby Bible Translation
And the king said to Amasa, Call me the men of Judah together within three days, and do thou attend here.
World English Bible
Then the king said to Amasa, "Call me the men of Judah together within three days, and be here present."
Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith unto Amasa, 'Call for me the men of Judah in three days, and thou, stand here,'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
To Amasa ... - Evidently feeling his way toward fulfilling the promise to Amasa (marginal reference).
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 17:25
Absalom set Amasa over the army in place of Joab. Now Amasa was the son of a man whose name was Ithra the Israelite, who went in to Abigail the daughter of Nahash, sister of Zeruiah, Joab's mother.
2 Samuel 19:13
"Say to Amasa, 'Are you not my bone and my flesh? May God do so to me, and more also, if you will not be commander of the army before me continually in place of Joab.'"
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