2 Samuel 20:5
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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.

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.

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;

2 Samuel 20:5 Parallel
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King James Translators' Notes

Assemble: Heb. Call

Geneva Study Bible

So Amasa went to assemble the men of Judah: but he tarried longer than the set time which he had appointed him.2 Samuel 20:5 Parallel Commentaries

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Samuel
Alike from the literary and the historical point of view, the book[1] of Samuel stands midway between the book of Judges and the book of Kings. As we have already seen, the Deuteronomic book of Judges in all probability ran into Samuel and ended in ch. xii.; while the story of David, begun in Samuel, embraces the first two chapters of the first book of Kings. The book of Samuel is not very happily named, as much of it is devoted to Saul and the greater part to David; yet it is not altogether inappropriate,
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
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.

2 Samuel 20:6
And David said to Abishai, Now shall Sheba the son of Bichri do us more harm than did Absalom: take thou thy lord's servants, and pursue after him, lest he get him fenced cities, and escape us.

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