1 Samuel 17:18

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And carie these ten cheeses vnto the Captaine of their thousand, and looke how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and bring these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And take these ten cheeses to the captain of their thousand, and see how your brothers are and come back with a sign to say how they are.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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

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

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.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And bring these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and to thy brethren shalt thou bring greetings, and take their pledge;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Samuel 17:18


17:18 Pledge - That is, bring me some token of their welfare.


Discussion for 1 Samuel 17

  • April
    Yay!,I think this is one of my fav stories,and it does leave a rather inspiring feeling of where FAITH leads you,he was a mere boy but with GOD,he smote that giant:),it is amazing and invigorating to read such content and be reminded of the AWESOMENESS one feels and acomplishes with GOD on our side,funny I've been wanting to read this story but couldnt remember the ch. and here I am,thanks Dad!:-)
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Our God is awesome. The story of David and Goliath reminds us of the power of God over ALL forces. After all, He is the Creator of the universe (multiverse) and everything is under His control. To draw from this immeasurable source of power, we must love and obey Him. We must stay at the centre of His will all the time and victory over the Goliaths in our lives, including sin, will be assured.
  • Mukisa francis
    Haleluaaaa! my people?? 1samuel 17
    That scripture, it helped to know my self and believe in myself what about you?
  • Irene123
    To B. K. Miller - Also, angels are Spirits; they cannot reproduce. I've seen this question on here many times from different men - never from a woman. As to giants; really now how big does a giant have to be? The Israelites were and are a relatively short people, like their 'brothers' the Ishmaelites. And look at f'ball and basketball men. They are giants.
  • Irene123
    To Brian k. Miller - There's nothing wrong with researching for things not found in God's word, but if He wants us to know something, i.e. Goliath's father - It will be in His word, as a general rule. Goliath's father isn't pertinent to salvation. Neither Goliath, BUT - his story was - faith in God and not man, i.e. Saul's armor.
  • Irene123
    You have to just love David; Ps. 20:17 - ".....but we will remember the name of the Lord our God." 1 Sam. 17:45 - "....., but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts ....."; (who is the 'phillistine' to defy the armies of the living God?!"). I love it, I love it; HALLELUJAH!!!

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