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2 Samuel 20:11

    2 Samuel 20:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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 King James Version (AKJV)

    And one of Joab's men stood by him, and said, He that favors Joab, and he that is for David, let him go after Joab.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And one of Joab's young men, taking his place at Amasa's side, said, Whoever is for Joab and for David, let him go after Joab!

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    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!"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Definitions for 2 Samuel 20:11

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 20:11

    He that favoureth Joab - As if he had said, There is now no other commander besides Joab; and Joab is steadily attached to David: let those therefore who are loyal follow Joab.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 20:11

    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).

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Samuel 20:11

    20:11 One - Left there on purpose to deliver the following message. Favoureth Joab - He that would have Joab to be general, rather than such a perfidious rebel as Amasa. For David - He that wisheth David good success against Sheba, and against all rebels.