International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
un - dẽr - tāk ´: "To take upon one's self," "assume responsibility," and so in Elizabethan English "be surety." In this sense in the King James Version Isaiah 38:14 , "O Lord,... undertake for me" (ערב , ‛ārabh , the Revised Version (British and American) "be thou my surety"). Perhaps in the same sense in Sirach 29:19, although the idea is scarcely contained in the Greek verb διώκω , diṓkō , "pursue." In the modern sense in 1 Esdras 1:28; 2 Macc 2:29; 8:10; the King James Version 2:27. See SURE; SURETY .
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Undertake'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/u/undertake.html. 1915.