2 Samuel 20:11
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New International Version
One of Joab's men stood beside Amasa and said, "Whoever favors Joab, and whoever is for David, let him follow Joab!"

New Living Translation
One of Joab's young men shouted to Amasa's troops, "If you are for Joab and David, come and follow Joab."

English Standard Version
And one of Joab’s young men took his stand by Amasa and said, “Whoever favors Joab, and whoever is for David, let him follow Joab.”

New American Standard Bible
Now there stood by him one of Joab's young men, and said, "Whoever favors Joab and whoever is for David, let him follow Joab."

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
One of Joab's young men had stood over Amasa saying, "Whoever favors Joab and whoever is for David, follow Joab!"

International Standard Version
One of Joab's soldiers stood by Amasa while he lay dying and announced, "Whoever is in favor of Joab and David, let him follow Joab."

NET Bible
One of Joab's soldiers who stood over Amasa said, "Whoever is for Joab and whoever is for David, follow Joab!"

New Heart 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."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One of Joab's young men stood beside Amasa and said, "Anyone who favors Joab and is on David's side should follow Joab."

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.'

New American Standard 1977
Now there stood by him one of Joab’s young men, and said, “Whoever favors Joab and whoever is for David, let him follow Joab.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And one of Joab's servants stood by him, and said, He that favours Joab and he that is for David, let him go after Joab.

King James 2000 Bible
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 King James Version
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
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the mean time some men of Joab's company stopping at the dead body of Amasa, said: Behold he that would have been in Joab's stead the companion of David.

Darby Bible Translation
And one of Joab's young men stood by [Amasa] and said, He that favours Joab, and he that is for David, let him follow Joab.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
And one of Joab's men stood by him, and said, He that favoreth Joab, and he that is for David, let him go after 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!"

Young's Literal Translation
And a man hath stood by him, of the young men of Joab, and saith, 'He who hath delight in Joab, and he who is for David -- after Joab!'
Study Bible
Amasa Slain
10But Amasa was not on guard against the sword which was in Joab's hand so he struck him in the belly with it and poured out his inward parts on the ground, and did not strike him again, and he died. Then Joab and Abishai his brother pursued Sheba the son of Bichri. 11Now there stood by him one of Joab's young men, and said, "Whoever favors Joab and whoever is for David, let him follow Joab." 12But Amasa lay wallowing in his blood in the middle of the highway. And when the man saw that all the people stood still, he removed Amasa from the highway into the field and threw a garment over him when he saw that everyone who came by him stood still.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 20:12
But Amasa lay wallowing in his blood in the middle of the highway. And when the man saw that all the people stood still, he removed Amasa from the highway into the field and threw a garment over him when he saw that everyone who came by him stood still.

2 Samuel 20:13
As soon as he was removed from the highway, all the men passed on after Joab to pursue Sheba the son of Bichri.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

He that

2 Samuel 20:6,7,13,21 And David said to Abishai, Now shall Sheba the son of Bichri do us …

for David

2 Samuel 20:4 Then said the king to Amasa, Assemble me the men of Judah within …

2 Kings 9:32 And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on my side? …

(11) One of Joab's man.--Com. 2Samuel 20:7. Time was too precious for Joab himself to wait. He must put down the rebellion of Sheba by rapid action, and thereby render himself impregnable in the high office which had been his, and which he had now again usurped. He left one of his trusty men, however, by the body of Amasa, with a battle cry which should suggest that he had rightly been put to death for his doubtful loyalty, and that all who were attached to Joab and loyal to David should follow Joab. Joab's real motive for murdering Amasa, as for murdering Abner (2Samuel 3:27), was personal jealousy and ambition.

Verse 11. - One of Joab's men. Joab left one of his personal followers to prevent any halt of the people round Amasa's body, and to suggest that he was a traitor. For he was to say to them as they came up, not only that "whosoever had pleasure in Joab," but also that "all who were for David, were to go after Joab." All loyal men were to regard him as captain of the host, and to disobey him would be rebellion. Naturally they would conclude from this that Amasa had not really been true to David, and that his death was the punishment inflicted on him for his past guilt. And one of Joab's men stood by him,.... By the body of Amasa; no doubt by the order of Joab, to satisfy the people as they came up, and reconcile them to this fact, and to exhort them not to stop, but to follow after Joab; for though Amasa their general was dead, Joab had taken the command of the army, and the pursuit was carried on with as much rigour as ever:

and said, he that favoureth Joab, and he that is for David, let him go after Joab: he that likes Joab should be general, and is in the interest of David, let him make no stay here, but follow after Joab; Joab and David are put together, as if their interests were the same; though there seems to be an indecency in placing Joab first. 11-13. He that favoureth Joab, and he that is for David, let him go after Joab—It is a striking proof of Joab's unrivalled influence over the army, that with this villainous murder perpetrated before their eyes they unanimously followed him as their leader in pursuit of Sheba. A soldier conjoined his name with David's, and such a magic spell was in the word "Joab," that all the people "went on"—Amasa's men as well as the rest. The conjunction of these two names is very significant. It shows that the one could not afford to do without the other—neither Joab to rebel against David, nor David to get rid of Joab, though hating him.20:4-13 Joab barbarously murdered Amasa. The more plot there is in a sin, the worse it is. Joab contentedly sacrificed the interest both of the king and the kingdom to his personal revenge. But one would wonder with what face a murderer could pursue a traitor; and how, under such a load of guilt, he had courage to enter upon danger: his conscience was seared.
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