Young Isham was with him; Joab had been sent on with Jacqueline.
Then Joab said to a negro slave, "Go, tell the ruler of Israel what you have seen."
It was only after the great events narrated above that David was again enabled to send his forces, under Joab, against Ammon.
Most persons give the answer that Zeruiah was the father of Joab, necessarily.
But Levi and Benjamin he did not number: for Joab unwillingly executed the king's orders.
So Joab blows the trumpet, and the host retires from the walls, every man to his own tent.
Joab overlooked the insult which had been offered him, and joined the troops, or rather became their leader.
I hit one of them, and either Simri or Joab, who fired at the same time, hit another.
Joab simply would not tolerate being superseded in the command which he had earned by lifelong and perilous services.
Simri and Joab, lashing their horses, rushed on to the assistance of their family.