2 Samuel 20:5
New International Version
But when Amasa went to summon Judah, he took longer than the time the king had set for him.

New Living Translation
So Amasa went out to notify Judah, but it took him longer than the time he had been given.

English Standard Version
So Amasa went to summon Judah, but he delayed beyond the set time that had been appointed him.

Berean Study Bible
So Amasa went to summon Judah, but he took longer than the time allotted him.

New American Standard Bible
So Amasa went to call out the men of Judah, but he delayed longer than the set time which he had appointed him.

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

Christian Standard Bible
Amasa went to summon Judah, but he took longer than the time allotted him.

Contemporary English Version
Amasa started bringing the army together, but it was taking him more than three days.

Good News Translation
Amasa went to call them, but he did not get back by the time the king had told him to.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Amasa went to summon Judah, but he took longer than the time allotted him.

International Standard Version
But when Amasa went out to muster the army of Judah, he delayed to act within the time allotted to him.

NET Bible
So Amasa went out to call Judah together. But in doing so he took longer than the time that the king had allotted him.

New Heart 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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Amasa went to call Judah together, but he took longer to do it than David had given him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So Amasa went to call the men of Judah together; but he tarried longer than the set time which he had appointed him.

New American Standard 1977
So Amasa went to call out the men of Judah, but he delayed longer than the set time which he had appointed him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
So Amasa went to assemble the men of Judah, but he tarried longer than the set time which he had appointed him.

King James 2000 Bible
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
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
So Amasa went to call the men of Judah together; but he tarried longer than the set time which he had appointed him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Amessai went to call Juda, and delayed beyond the time which David appointed him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So Amasa went to assemble the men of Juda, but he tarried beyond the set time which the king had appointed him.

Darby Bible Translation
So Amasa went to call together [the men of] Judah; but he delayed longer than the set time which he had appointed him.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
So Amasa went to assemble the men of Judah: 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.

Young's Literal Translation
and Amasa goeth to call Judah, and tarrieth beyond the appointed time that he had appointed him;
Study Bible
Sheba's Rebellion
4Then the king said to Amasa, “Summon the men of Judah to come to me within three days, and be here yourself.” 5So Amasa went to summon Judah, but he took longer than the time allotted him. 6And David said to Abishai, “Now Sheba the son of Bichri will do us more harm than Absalom. Take your lord’s servants and pursue him, or he will secure fortified cities and elude us.”…
Cross References
1 Samuel 13:8
And Saul waited seven days for the time appointed by Samuel, but Samuel did not come to Gilgal, and the troops began to desert Saul.

2 Samuel 20:6
And David said to Abishai, "Now Sheba the son of Bichri will do us more harm than Absalom. Take your lord's servants and pursue him, or he will secure fortified cities and elude us."

Treasury of Scripture

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

So Amasa

2 Samuel 19:13
And say ye to Amasa, Art thou not of my bone, and of my flesh? God do so to me, and more also, if thou be not captain of the host before me continually in the room of Joab.

tarried

1 Samuel 13:8
And he tarried seven days, according to the set time that Samuel had appointed: but Samuel came not to Gilgal; and the people were scattered from him.







Lexicon
So Amasa
עֲמָשָׂ֖א (‘ă·mā·śā)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6021: Amasa -- two Israelites

went
וַיֵּ֥לֶךְ (way·yê·leḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

to summon
לְהַזְעִ֣יק (lə·haz·‘îq)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 2199: To shriek, to announce, convene publicly

Judah,
יְהוּדָ֑ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

but he took longer
וַיּ֕וֹחֶר (way·yō·w·ḥer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 309: To loiter, to procrastinate

than
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

the time
הַמּוֹעֵ֖ד (ham·mō·w·‘êḏ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4150: Appointed time, place, or meeting

allotted him.
יְעָדֽוֹ׃ (yə·‘ā·ḏōw)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3259: To fix upon, to meet, to summon, to direct, to engage
(5) He tarried longer.--No cause is assigned for this, and various conjectures have been made. The simplest explanation may be drawn from the fact that, in 2Samuel 20:8, Amasa is met on his return at Gibeon. He had therefore gone quite out of the bounds of Judah into Benjamin, and had consumed more time in consequence of exceeding his instructions. The fact suggests great doubt of his fitness for the place David had promised him. Joab appears to insinuate (in 2Samuel 20:11) that Amasa was not really loyal.

Verse 5. - He tarried longer than the set time. But not longer than was to be expected. For the appointment was so surprising that everybody must have been agape with astonishment. They would naturally have expected that Amasa would he punished. Instead of this, he is commissioned to gather the militia in David's name. And men would hesitate about joining such a leader. Was he really loyal? or would he embark them in a new rebellion? And what would Joab do? He was not a man likely to bear such a slight tamely, and David ought to have foreseen that he was sowing for himself a crop of discord and enmity. 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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