1 Samuel 17:18
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New International Version
Take along these ten cheeses to the commander of their unit. See how your brothers are and bring back some assurance from them.

New Living Translation
And give these ten cuts of cheese to their captain. See how your brothers are getting along, and bring back a report on how they are doing."

English Standard Version
Also take these ten cheeses to the commander of their thousand. See if your brothers are well, and bring some token from them.”

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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Also take these 10 portions of cheese to the field commander. Check on the welfare of your brothers and bring a confirmation from them.

International Standard Version
Take these ten pieces of cheese to the commander of the unit, check on the well-being of your brothers, and bring something back from them.

NET Bible
Also take these ten portions of cheese to their commanding officer. Find out how your brothers are doing and bring back their pledge that they received the goods.

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
And take these ten cheeses to the captain of the regiment. See how your brothers are doing, and bring back some news about them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And bring these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and to thy brethren shalt thou bring greetings, and take their pledge;

New American Standard 1977
“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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand and look how thy brethren fare and take their pledge.

King James 2000 Bible
And carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how your brethren fare, and bring back a token.

American King James Version
And carry these ten cheeses to the captain of their thousand, and look how your brothers fare, and take their pledge.

American Standard Version
and bring these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And carry these ten little cheeses to the tribune: and go see thy brethren, if they are well: and learn with whom they are placed.

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.

English Revised Version
and bring these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.

Webster's Bible Translation
And carry these ten cheeses to the captain of their thousand, and see how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.

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.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
17:12-30 Jesse little thought of sending his son to the army at that critical juncture; but the wise God orders actions and affairs, so as to serve his designs. In times of general formality and lukewarmness, every degree of zeal which implies readiness to go further, or to venture more in the cause of God than others, will be blamed as pride and ambition, and by none more than by near relations, like Eliab, or negligent superiors. It was a trial of David's meekness, patience, and constancy. He had right and reason on his side, and did not render railing for railing; with a soft answer he turned away his brother's wrath. This conquest of his own passion was more honourable than that of Goliath. Those who undertake great and public services, must not think it strange if they are spoken ill of, and opposed by those from whom they expect support and assistance. They must humbly go on with their work, in the face not only of enemies' threats, but of friends' slights and suspicions.
Study Bible
Jesse Sends David
17Then Jesse said to David his son, "Take now for your brothers an ephah of this roasted grain and these ten loaves and run to the camp to your brothers. 18"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. 19"For Saul and they and all the men of Israel are in the valley of Elah, fighting with the Philistines."…
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."
Treasury of Scripture

And carry these ten cheeses to the captain of their thousand, and look how your brothers fare, and take their pledge.

carry

1 Samuel 16:20 And Jesse took an donkey laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, …

cheeses [heb] cheeses of milk

2 Samuel 17:29 And honey, and butter, and sheep, and cheese of cows, for David, …

Job 10:10 Have you not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese?

their thousand [heb] a thousand
look

Genesis 37:14 And he said to him, Go, I pray you, see whether it be well with your …

Acts 15:36 And some days after Paul said to Barnabas…

1 Thessalonians 3:5,6 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your …

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