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2 Samuel 20:5

    2 Samuel 20:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So Amasa went to assemble the men of Judah: but he tarried longer than the set time which he had appointed him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So Amasa went to assemble the men of Judah: but he tarried longer than the set time which he had appointed him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    So Amasa went to call the men of Judah together; but he tarried longer than the set time which he had appointed him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So Amasa went to get all the men of Judah together, but he took longer than the time David had given him.

    Webster's Revision

    So Amasa went to call the men of Judah together; but he tarried 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So Amasa went to call the men of Judah together: but he tarried longer than the set time which he had appointed him.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Samuel 20:5

    He tarried - The cause of Amasa's delay is not stated. It may have been the unwillingness of the men of Judah to place themselves under his orders, or it may have been caused by a wavering or hesitation in loyalty. This last is evidently insinuated in 2 Samuel 20:11, and no doubt this was the pretext, whether grounded in fact or not, by which Joab justified the murder of Amasa before David.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Samuel 20:5

    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.