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2 Samuel 20:4

    2 Samuel 20:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then said the king to Amasa, Assemble me the men of Judah within three days, and be thou here present.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then said the king to Amasa, Assemble me the men of Judah within three days, and be you here present.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then said the king to Amasa, Call me the men of Judah together within three days, and be thou here present.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then the king said to Amasa, Get all the men of Judah together, and in three days be here yourself.

    Webster's Revision

    Then said the king to Amasa, Call me the men of Judah together within three days, and be thou here present.

    World English Bible

    Then the king said to Amasa, "Call me the men of Judah together within three days, and be here present."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then said the king to Amasa, Call me the men of Judah together within three days, and be thou here present.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 20:4

    Then said the king to Amasa - Thus he invests him with the command of the army, and sends him to collect the men of Judah, and to come back to receive his orders in relation to Sheba, in three days. It appears that Amasa found more difficulty in collecting his country-men than was at first supposed; and this detaining him beyond the three days, David, fearing that Sheba's rebellion would get head, sent Abishai, who it appears was accompanied by Joab, to pursue after Sheba.

    Amasa, it seems, got up with them at Gibeon, 2 Samuel 20:8, where he was treacherously murdered by the execrable Joab.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 20:4

    To Amasa ... - Evidently feeling his way toward fulfilling the promise to Amasa (marginal reference).