1 Samuel 17:18
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New American Standard Bible
"Bring also these ten cuts of cheese to the commander of their thousand, and look into the welfare of your brothers, and bring back news of them.

King James Bible
And carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.

Darby Bible Translation
and carry these ten cheeses to the captain of the thousand, and visit thy brethren to see how they are, and take a pledge of them.

World English Bible
and bring these ten cheeses to the captain of their thousand, and see how your brothers are doing, and bring back news."

Young's Literal Translation
and these ten cuttings of the cheese thou dost take in to the head of the thousand, and thy brethren thou dost inspect for welfare, and their pledge dost receive.'

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Take their pledge - i. e., bring back what they have to say in return.

1 Samuel 17:18 Parallel Commentaries

Library
April the Twenty-Ninth the Mood of Triumph
"I come to thee in the name of the Lord of Hosts." --1 SAMUEL xvii. 38-54. The man who comes up to his foes with this assurance will fight and win. Reasonable confidence is one of the most important weapons in the warrior's armoury. Fear is always wasteful. The man who calmly expects to win has already begun to conquer. Our mood has so much to do with our might. And therefore does the Word of God counsel us to attend to our dispositions, lest, having carefully collected our material implements,
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

Knox -- the First Temptation of Christ
John Knox, the great Scottish reformer, was born at Giffordgate, four miles from Haddington, Scotland, in 1505. He first made his appearance as a preacher in Edinburgh, where he thundered against popery, but was imprisoned and sent to the galleys in 1546. In 1547 Edward VI secured his release and made him a royal chaplain, when he acquired the friendship of Cranmer and other reformers. On the accession of Mary (1553) he took refuge on the Continent. In 1556 he accepted the charge of a church in Geneva,
Various—The World's Great Sermons, Volume I

Cross References
Genesis 37:13
Israel said to Joseph, "Are not your brothers pasturing the flock in Shechem? Come, and I will send you to them." And he said to him, "I will go."

Genesis 37:14
Then he said to him, "Go now and see about the welfare of your brothers and the welfare of the flock, and bring word back to me." So he sent him from the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.

1 Samuel 16:20
Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread and a jug of wine and a young goat, and sent them to Saul by David his son.

1 Samuel 17:19
"For Saul and they and all the men of Israel are in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines."

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