New Living Translation
So Amasa went out to notify Judah, but it took him longer than the time he had been given.
King James Bible
So Amasa went to assemble the men of Judah: but he tarried longer than the set time which he had appointed him.
Darby Bible Translation
So Amasa went to call together the men of Judah; but he delayed longer than the set time which he had appointed him.
World English Bible
So Amasa went to call [the men of] Judah together; but he stayed longer than the set time which he had appointed him.
Young's Literal Translation
and Amasa goeth to call Judah, and tarrieth beyond the appointed time that he had appointed him;
2 Samuel 20:5 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:5 Tarried - Either, because the people being wearied out by the late war, were not forward to engage in another: or because the soldiers had more affection to Joab, than to their new general.
1 Samuel 13:8
Saul waited there seven days for Samuel, as Samuel had instructed him earlier, but Samuel still didn't come. Saul realized that his troops were rapidly slipping away.
2 Samuel 20:6
Then David said to Abishai, "Sheba son of Bicri is going to hurt us more than Absalom did. Quick, take my troops and chase after him before he gets into a fortified town where we can't reach him."
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