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1Samuel 25
New American Standard Bible
25Then Samuel died; and all Israel gathered together and mourned for him, and buried him at his house in Ramah. And David arose and went down to the wilderness of Paran.H8050H4191H3478H6908H5594H6912H1004H7414H1732H6965H3381H4057H6290 2Now [there was] a man in Maon whose business was in Carmel; and the man was very rich, and he had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. And it came about while he was shearing his sheep in CarmelH376H4584H4639H3760H376H3966H1419H7969H505H6629H505H5795H1494H6629H3760 3(now the man's name was Nabal, and his wife's name was Abigail. And the woman was intelligent and beautiful in appearance, but the man was harsh and evil in [his] dealings, and he was a Calebite),H8034H376H5037H8034H802H26H802H2896H7922H3303H8389H376H7186H7451H4611H3614 4that David heard in the wilderness that Nabal was shearing his sheep.H1732H8085H4057H5037H1494H6629 5So David sent ten young men, and David said to the young men, "Go up to Carmel, visit Nabal and greet him in my name;H1732H7971H6235H5288H1732H559H5288H5927H3760H935H5037H7592H7965H8034 6and thus you shall say, 'Have a long life, peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.H559H2416H7965H7965H1004H7965 7'And now I have heard that you have shearers; now your shepherds have been with us and we have not insulted them, nor have they missed anything all the days they were in Carmel.H8085H1494H7462H3637H3972H6485H3117H3760 8'Ask your young men and they will tell you. Therefore let [my] young men find favor in your eyes, for we have come on a festive day. Please give whatever you find at hand to your servants and to your son David.' "H7592H5288H5046H5288H4672H2580H5869H935H2896H3117H5414H4672H3027H5650H1121H1732 9When David's young men came, they spoke to Nabal according to all these words in David's name; then they waited.H1732H5288H935H1696H5037H1697H8034H1732H5117 10But Nabal answered David's servants, and said, "Who is David? And who is the son of Jesse? There are many servants today who are each breaking away from his master.H5037H6030H1732H5650H559H1732H1121H3448H7231H5650H3117H6555H376H6440H113 11"Shall I then take my bread and my water and my meat that I have slaughtered for my shearers, and give it to men whose origin I do not know?"H3947H3899H4325H2878H2873H1494H5414H582H3045 12So David's young men retraced their way and went back; and they came and told him according to all these words.H1732H5288H2015H1870H7725H935H5046H1697 13And David said to his men, "Each [of you] gird on his sword." So each man girded on his sword. And David also girded on his sword, and about four hundred men went up behind David while two hundred stayed with the baggage.H1732H559H582H2296H376H2719H2296H376H2719H1732H2296H2719H5927H310H1732H702H3967H376H3967H3427H3627 14But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal's wife, saying, "Behold, David sent messengers from the wilderness to greet our master, and he scorned them.H259H5288H5046H26H5037H802H559H1732H7971H4397H4057H1288H113H5860 15"Yet the men were very good to us, and we were not insulted, nor did we miss anything as long as we went about with them, while we were in the fields.H582H3966H2896H3637H6485H3972H3117H1980H7704 16"They were a wall to us both by night and by day, all the time we were with them tending the sheep.H2346H3915H3119H3117H7462H6629 17"Now therefore, know and consider what you should do, for evil is plotted against our master and against all his household; and he is such a worthless man that no one can speak to him."H3045H7200H6213H7451H3615H113H1004H1121H1100H1696 18Then Abigail hurried and took two hundred [loaves] of bread and two jugs of wine and five sheep already prepared and five measures of roasted grain and a hundred clusters of raisins and two hundred cakes of figs, and loaded [them] on donkeys.H26H4116H3947H3967H3899H8147H5035H3196H2568H6629H6213H2568H5429H7039H3967H6778H3967H1690H7760H2543 19And she said to her young men, "Go on before me; behold, I am coming after you." But she did not tell her husband Nabal.H559H5288H5674H6440H935H310H5046H376H5037 20And it came about as she was riding on her donkey and coming down by the hidden part of the mountain, that behold, David and his men were coming down toward her; so she met them.H7392H2543H3381H5643H2022H1732H582H3381H7125H6298 21Now David had said, "Surely in vain I have guarded all that this [ man] has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that belonged to him; and he has returned me evil for good.H1732H559H8267H8104H2088H4057H3972H6485H7725H7451H2896 22"May God do so to the enemies of David, and more also, if by morning I leave [as much as] one male of any who belong to him."H3541H3254H6213H430H341H1732H7604H5704H1242H216H8366H7023 23When Abigail saw David, she hurried and dismounted from her donkey, and fell on her face before David, and bowed herself to the ground.H26H7200H1732H4116H3381H2543H5307H639H1732H6440H7812H776 24And she fell at his feet and said, "On me alone, my lord, be the blame. And please let your maidservant speak to you, and listen to the words of your maidservant.H5307H7272H559H113H5771H519H1696H241H8085H1697H589 25"Please do not let my lord pay attention to this worthless man, Nabal, for as his name is, so is he. Nabal is his name and folly is with him; but I your maidservant did not see the young men of my lord whom you sent.H7760H113H3820H376H1100H5037H8034H5037H8034H5039H519H7200H5288H113H7971 26"Now therefore, my lord, as the LORD lives, and as your soul lives, since the LORD has restrained you from shedding blood, and from avenging yourself by your own hand, now then let your enemies, and those who seek evil against my lord, be as Nabal.H113H3068H2416H5315H2416H3068H4513H935H1818H3467H3027H341H1245H7451H113H5037 27"And now let this gift which your maidservant has brought to my lord be given to the young men who accompany my lord.H1293H8198H935H113H5414H5288H1980H7272H113 28"Please forgive the transgression of your maidservant; for the LORD will certainly make for my lord an enduring house, because my lord is fighting the battles of the LORD, and evil shall not be found in you all your days.H5375H6588H519H3068H6213H6213H113H539H1004H113H3898H4421H3068H7451H4672H3117 29"And should anyone rise up to pursue you and to seek your life, then the life of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of the living with the LORD your God; but the lives of your enemies He will sling out as from the hollow of a sling.H120H6965H7291H1245H5315H5315H113H6887H6872H2416H3068H430H5315H341H7049H8432H3709H7050 30"And it shall come about when the LORD shall do for my lord according to all the good that He has spoken concerning you, and shall appoint you ruler over Israel,H3068H6213H113H2896H1696H6680H5057H3478 31that this will not cause grief or a troubled heart to my lord, both by having shed blood without cause and by my lord having avenged himself. When the LORD shall deal well with my lord, then remember your maidservant. "H6330H4383H3820H113H8210H1818H2600H113H3467H3068H3190H113H2142H519 32Then David said to Abigail, "Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me,H1732H559H26H1288H3068H430H3478H7971H3117H7125 33and blessed be your discernment, and blessed be you, who have kept me this day from bloodshed, and from avenging myself by my own hand.H1288H2940H1288H3607H3117H935H1818H3467H3027 34"Nevertheless, as the LORD God of Israel lives, who has restrained me from harming you, unless you had come quickly to meet me, surely there would not have been left to Nabal until the morning light [as much as] one male."H199H3068H430H3478H2416H4513H7489H3884H4116H935H7125H3498H5037H1242H216H8366H7023 35So David received from her hand what she had brought him, and he said to her, "Go up to your house in peace. See, I have listened to you and granted your request."H1732H3947H3027H935H559H5927H7965H1004H7200H8085H6963H5375H6440 36Then Abigail came to Nabal, and behold, he was holding a feast in his house, like the feast of a king. And Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunk; so she did not tell him anything at all until the morning light.H26H935H5037H4960H1004H4960H4428H5037H3820H2896H3966H7910H5046H1697H6996H1419H1242H216 37But it came about in the morning, when the wine had gone out of Nabal, that his wife told him these things, and his heart died within him so that he became [as] a stone.H1242H3196H3318H5037H802H5046H1697H3820H4191H7130H68 38And about ten days later, it happened that the LORD struck Nabal, and he died.H6235H3117H3068H5062H5037H4191 39When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, "Blessed be the LORD , who has pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and has kept back His servant from evil. The LORD has also returned the evildoing of Nabal on his own head." Then David sent a proposal to Abigail, to take her as his wife.H1732H8085H5037H4191H559H1288H3068H7378H7379H2781H3027H5037H2820H5650H7451H3068H7725H7451H5037H7218H1732H7971H1696H26H3947H802 40When the servants of David came to Abigail at Carmel, they spoke to her, saying, "David has sent us to you, to take you as his wife."H5650H1732H935H26H3760H1696H559H1732H7971H3947H802 41And she arose and bowed with her face to the ground and said, "Behold, your maidservant is a maid to wash the feet of my lord's servants."H6965H7812H639H776H559H519H8198H7364H7272H5650H113 42Then Abigail quickly arose, and rode on a donkey, with her five maidens who attended her; and she followed the messengers of David, and became his wife.H26H4116H6965H7392H2543H2568H5291H1980H7272H3212H310H4397H1732H802 43David had also taken Ahinoam of Jezreel, and they both became his wives.H1732H3947H293H3157H8147H802 44Now Saul had given Michal his daughter, David's wife, to Palti the son of Laish, who was from Gallim.H7586H5414H4324H1323H1732H802H6406H1121H3919H1554


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