17:20 So David got up early in the morning and entrusted the flock to someone else who would watch over it. 1 After loading up, he went just as Jesse had instructed him. He arrived at the camp 2 as the army was going out to the battle lines shouting its battle cry.
1 Samuel 17:22Context
17:22 After David had entrusted his cargo to the care of the supply officer, 3 he ran to the battlefront. When he arrived, he asked his brothers how they were doing.
1 tn Heb “to a guard”; KJV, NASB, NRSV “with a keeper”; NIV “with a shepherd.” Since in contemporary English “guard” sounds like someone at a military installation or a prison, the present translation uses “to someone else who would watch over it.”
2 tn Or “entrenchment.”
3 tn Heb “the guard of the equipment.”