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Then the king said to Amasa, "Summon the men of Judah to come to me within three days, and be here yourself."
King James Bible
Then said the king to Amasa, Assemble me the men of Judah within three days, and be thou here present.
American Standard Version
Then said the king to Amasa, Call me the men of Judah together within three days, and be thou here present.
Young's Literal Translation
And the king saith unto Amasa, 'Call for me the men of Judah in three days, and thou, stand here,'
2 Samuel 20:4 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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.
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2 Samuel 17:25 And Absalom made Amasa captain of the host instead of Joab: which Amasa was a man's son, whose name was Ithra an Israelite...
2 Samuel 19:13 And say you to Amasa, Are you not of my bone, and of my flesh? God do so to me, and more also...
1 Chronicles 2:17 And Abigail bore Amasa: and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmeelite.
Assemble [heb] Call
2 Samuel 20:4 Parallel CommentariesAmasa Ama'sa Assemble Attend Here Judah Present Stand Summon Three Together WithinAmasa Ama'sa Assemble Attend Here Judah Present Stand Summon Three Together WithinTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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2 Samuel 17:25 Absalom had appointed Amasa over the army in place of Joab. Amasa was the son of Jether, an Ishmaelite who had married Abigail, the daughter of Nahash and sister of Zeruiah the mother of Joab.
2 Samuel 19:13 And say to Amasa, 'Are you not my own flesh and blood? May God deal with me, be it ever so severely, if you are not the commander of my army for life in place of Joab.'"