| 1 Samuel 25 - Versions
| 1 Samuel 25 Text (WEB)
- Samuel died; and all Israel gathered themselves together, and lamented him, and buried him in his house at Ramah. David arose, and went down to the wilderness of Paran.
- There was a man in Maon, whose possessions were in Carmel; and the man was very great, and he had three thousand sheep, and a thousand goats: and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel.
- Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail; and the woman was of good understanding, and of a beautiful face: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.
- David heard in the wilderness that Nabal was shearing his sheep.
- David sent ten young men, and David said to the young men, "Go up to Carmel, and go to Nabal, and greet him in my name.
- You shall tell him, 'Long life to you! Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have.
- Now I have heard that you have shearers. Your shepherds have now been with us, and we did them no hurt, neither was there anything missing to them, all the while they were in Carmel.
- Ask your young men, and they will tell you. Therefore, let the young men find favor in your eyes; for we come in a good day. Please give whatever comes to your hand, to your servants, and to your son David.'"
- When David's young men came, they spoke to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased.
- Nabal answered David's servants, and said, "Who is David? Who is the son of Jesse? There are many servants who break away from their masters these days.
- Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my meat that I have killed for my shearers, and give it to men who I don't know where they come from?"
- So David's young men turned on their way, and went back, and came and told him according to all these words.
- David said to his men, "Every man put on his sword!" Every man put on his sword. David also put on his sword. About four hundred men followed David; and two hundred stayed by the baggage.
- But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal's wife, saying, "Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to Greet our master; and he railed at them.
- But the men were very good to us, and we were not hurt, neither missed we anything, as long as we went with them, when we were in the fields.
- They were a wall to us both by night and by day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.
- Now therefore know and consider what you will do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his house; for he is such a worthless fellow that one can't speak to him."
- Then Abigail hurried and took two hundred loaves of bread, two bottles of wine, five sheep ready dressed, five measures of parched grain, one hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on donkeys.
- She said to her young men, "Go on before me. Behold, I come after you." But she didn't tell her husband, Nabal.
- It was so, as she rode on her donkey, and came down by the covert of the mountain, that behold, David and his men came down toward her; and she met them.
- Now David had said, "Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that pertained to him. He has returned me evil for good.
- God do so to the enemies of David, and more also, if I leave of all that belongs to him by the morning light so much as one who urinates on a wall."
- When Abigail saw David, she hurried, and alighted from her donkey, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground.
- She fell at his feet, and said, "On me, my lord, on me be the iniquity; and please let your handmaid speak in your ears. Hear the words of your handmaid.
- Please don't let my lord regard this worthless fellow, even Nabal; for as his name is, so is he. Nabal is his name, and folly is with him; but I, your handmaid, didn't see the young men of my lord, whom you sent.
- Now therefore, my lord, as Yahweh lives, and as your soul lives, since Yahweh has withheld you from blood guiltiness, and from avenging yourself with your own hand, now therefore let your enemies, and those who seek evil to my lord, be as Nabal.
- Now this present which your servant has brought to my lord, let it be given to the young men who follow my lord.
- Please forgive the trespass of your handmaid. For Yahweh will certainly make my lord a sure house, because my lord fights the battles of Yahweh; and evil shall not be found in you all your days.
- Though men may rise up to pursue you, and to seek your soul, yet the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with Yahweh your God. He will sling out the souls of your enemies, as from the hollow of a sling.
- It shall come to pass, when Yahweh has done to my lord according to all the good that he has spoken concerning you, and shall have appointed you prince over Israel,
- that this shall be no grief to you, nor offense of heart to my lord, either that you have shed blood without cause, or that my lord has avenged himself. When Yahweh has dealt well with my lord, then remember your handmaid."
- David said to Abigail, "Blessed is Yahweh, the God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me!
- Blessed is your discretion, and blessed are you, that have kept me this day from blood guiltiness, and from avenging myself with my own hand.
- For indeed, as Yahweh, the God of Israel, lives, who has withheld me from hurting you, unless you had hurried and come to meet me, surely there wouldn't have been left to Nabal by the morning light so much as one who urinates on a wall."
- So David received of her hand that which she had brought him: and he said to her, "Go up in peace to your house. Behold, I have listened to your voice, and have granted your request."
- Abigail came to Nabal; and behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king. Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken. Therefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.
- It happened in the morning, when the wine was gone out of Nabal, that his wife told him these things, and his heart died within him, and he became as a stone.
- It happened about ten days after, that Yahweh struck Nabal, so that he died.
- When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, "Blessed is Yahweh, who has pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and has kept back his servant from evil. Yahweh has returned the evildoing of Nabal on his own head." David sent and spoke concerning Abigail, to take her to him as wife.
- When the servants of David had come to Abigail to Carmel, they spoke to her, saying, "David has sent us to you, to take you to him as wife."
- She arose, and bowed herself with her face to the earth, and said, "Behold, your handmaid is a servant to wash the feet of the servants of my lord."
- Abigail hurried, and arose, and rode on a donkey, with five ladies of hers who followed her; and she went after the messengers of David, and became his wife.
- David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; and they both became his wives.
- Now Saul had given Michal his daughter, David's wife, to Palti the son of Laish, who was of Gallim.
| 1 Samuel 25 Text (Hebrew)
- וימת שמואל ויקבצו כל־ישראל ויספדו־לו ויקברהו בביתו ברמה ויקם דוד וירד אל־מדבר פארן׃ ס
- ואיש במעון ומעשהו בכרמל והאיש גדול מאד ולו צאן שלשת־אלפים ואלף עזים ויהי בגזז את־צאנו בכרמל׃
- ושם האיש נבל ושם אשתו אבגיל והאשה טובת־שכל ויפת תאר והאיש קשה ורע מעללים והוא ׃
- וישמע דוד במדבר כי־גזז נבל את־צאנו׃
- וישלח דוד עשרה נערים ויאמר דוד לנערים עלו כרמלה ובאתם אל־נבל ושאלתם־לו בשמי לשלום׃
- ואמרתם כה לחי ואתה שלום וביתך שלום וכל אשר־לך שלום׃
- ועתה שמעתי כי גזזים לך עתה הרעים אשר־לך היו עמנו לא הכלמנום ולא־נפקד להם מאומה כל־ימי היותם בכרמל׃
- שאל את־נעריך ויגידו לך וימצאו הנערים חן בעיניך כי־על־יום טוב בנו תנה־נא את אשר תמצא ידך לעבדיך ולבנך לדוד׃
- ויבאו נערי דוד וידברו אל־נבל ככל־הדברים האלה בשם דוד וינוחו׃
- ויען נבל את־עבדי דוד ויאמר מי דוד ומי בן־ישי היום רבו עבדים המתפרצים איש מפני אדניו׃
- ולקחתי את־לחמי ואת־מימי ואת טבחתי אשר טבחתי לגזזי ונתתי לאנשים אשר לא ידעתי אי מזה המה׃
- ויהפכו נערי־דוד לדרכם וישבו ויבאו ויגדו לו ככל הדברים האלה׃
- ויאמר דוד לאנשיו חגרו איש את־חרבו ויחגרו איש את־חרבו ויחגר גם־דוד את־חרבו ויעלו אחרי דוד כארבע מאות איש ומאתים ישבו על־הכלים׃
- ולאביגיל אשת נבל הגיד נער־אחד מהנערים לאמר הנה שלח דוד מלאכים מהמדבר לברך את־אדנינו ויעט בהם׃
- והאנשים טבים לנו מאד ולא הכלמנו ולא־פקדנו מאומה כל־ימי התהלכנו אתם בהיותנו בשדה׃
- חומה היו עלינו גם־לילה גם־יוםם כל־ימי היותנו עםם רעים הצאן׃
- ועתה דעי וראי מה־תעשי כי־כלתה הרעה אל־אדנינו ועל כל־ביתו והוא בן־בליעל מדבר אליו׃
- ותמהר ותקח מאתים לחם ושנים נבלי־יין וחמש צאן וחמש סאים קלי ומאה צמקים ומאתים דבלים ותשם על־החמרים׃
- ותאמר לנעריה עברו לפני הנני אחריכם באה ולאישה נבל לא הגידה׃
- והיה היא רכבת על־החמור וירדת בסתר ההר והנה דוד ואנשיו ירדים לקראתה ותפגש אתם׃
- ודוד אמר אך לשקר שמרתי את־כל־אשר לזה במדבר ולא־נפקד מכל־אשר־לו מאומה וישב־לי רעה תחת טובה׃
- כה־יעשה אלהים לאיבי דוד וכה יסיף אם־אשאיר מכל־אשר־לו עד־הבקר משתין בקיר׃
- ותרא אביגיל את־דוד ותמהר ותרד מעל החמור ותפל לאפי דוד על־פניה ותשתחו ארץ׃
- ותפל על־רגליו ותאמר בי־אני אדני העון ותדבר־נא אמתך באזניך ושמע את דברי אמתך׃
- אל־נא ישים אדני את־לבו אל־איש הבליעל הזה על־נבל כי כשמו כן־הוא נבל שמו ונבלה עמו ואני אמתך לא ראיתי את־נערי אדני אשר שלחת׃
- ועתה אדני חי־יהוה וחי־נפשך אשר מנעך יהוה מבוא בדמים והושע ידך לך ועתה יהיו כנבל איביך והמבקשים אל־אדני רעה׃
- ועתה הברכה הזאת אשר־הביא שפחתך לאדני ונתנה לנערים המתהלכים ברגלי אדני׃
- שא נא לפשע אמתך כי עשה־יעשה יהוה לאדני בית נאמן כי־מלחמות יהוה אדני נלחם ורעה לא־תמצא בך מימיך׃
- ויקם אדם לרדפך ולבקש את־נפשך והיתה נפש אדני צרורה בצרור החיים את יהוה אלהיך ואת נפש איביך יקלענה בתוך כף הקלע׃
- והיה כי־יעשה יהוה לאדני ככל אשר־דבר את־הטובה עליך וצוך לנגיד על־ישראל׃
- ולא תהיה זאת לך לפוקה ולמכשול לב לאדני ולשפך־דם חנם ולהושיע אדני לו והיטב יהוה לאדני וזכרת את־אמתך׃ ס
- ויאמר דוד לאביגל ברוך יהוה אלהי ישראל אשר שלחך היום הזה לקראתי׃
- וברוך טעמך וברוכה את אשר כלתני היום הזה מבוא בדמים והשע ידי לי׃
- ואולם חי־יהוה אלהי ישראל אשר מנעני מהרע אתך כי לולי מהרת לקראתי כי אם־נותר לנבל עד־אור הבקר משתין בקיר׃
- ויקח דוד מידה את אשר־הביאה לו ולה אמר עלי לשלום לביתך ראי שמעתי בקולך ואשא פניך׃
- ותבא אביגיל אל־נבל והנה־לו משתה בביתו כמשתה המלך ולב נבל טוב עליו והוא שכר עד־מאד ולא־הגידה לו דבר קטן וגדול עד־אור הבקר׃
- ויהי בבקר בצאת היין מנבל ותגד־לו אשתו את־הדברים האלה וימת לבו בקרבו והוא היה לאבן׃
- ויהי כעשרת הימים ויגף יהוה את־נבל וימת׃
- וישמע דוד כי מת נבל ויאמר ברוך יהוה אשר רב את־ריב חרפתי מיד נבל ואת־עבדו חשך מרעה ואת רעת נבל השיב יהוה בראשו וישלח דוד וידבר באביגיל לקחתה לו לאשה׃
- ויבאו עבדי דוד אל־אביגיל הכרמלה וידברו אליה לאמר דוד שלחנו אליך לקחתך לו לאשה׃
- ותקם ותשתחו אפים ארצה ותאמר הנה אמתך לשפחה לרחץ רגלי עבדי אדני׃
- ותמהר ותקם אביגיל ותרכב על־החמור וחמש נערתיה ההלכות לרגלה ותלך אחרי מלאכי דוד ותהי־לו לאשה׃
- ואת־אחינעם לקח דוד מיזרעאל ותהיין גם־שתיהן לו לנשים׃ ס
- ושאול נתן את־מיכל בתו אשת דוד לפלטי בן־ליש אשר מגלים׃
| 1 Samuel 25 Text (Latin)
- Mortuus est autem Samuel, et congregatus est universus Israël, et planxerunt eum, et sepelierunt eum in domo sua in Ramatha. Consurgensque David descendit in desertum Pharan.
- Erat autem vir quispiam in solitudine Maon, et possessio ejus in Carmelo, et homo ille magnus nimis : erantque ei oves tria millia, et mille capræ : et accidit ut tonderetur grex ejus in Carmelo.
- Nomen autem viri illius erat Nabal : et nomen uxoris ejus Abigail : eratque mulier illa prudentissima, et speciosa : porro vir ejus durus, et pessimus, et malitiosus : erat autem de genere Caleb.
- Cum ergo audisset David in deserto quod tonderet Nabal gregem suum,
- misit decem juvenes, et dixit eis : Ascendite in Carmelum, et venietis ad Nabal, et salutabitis eum ex nomine meo pacifice.
- Et dicetis : Sit fratribus meis, et tibi pax, et domui tuæ pax, et omnibus, quæcumque habes, sit pax.
- Audivi quod tonderent pastores tui, qui erant nobiscum in deserto : numquam eis molesti fuimus, nec aliquando defuit quidquam eis de grege, omni tempore quo fuerunt nobiscum in Carmelo.
- Interroga pueros tuos, et indicabunt tibi. Nunc ergo inveniant pueri tui gratiam in oculis tuis : in die enim bona venimus : quodcumque invenerit manus tua, da servis tuis, et filio tuo David.
- Cumque venissent pueri David, locuti sunt ad Nabal omnia verba hæc ex nomine David : et siluerunt.
- Respondens autem Nabal pueris David, ait : Quis est David ? et quis est filius Isai ? hodie increverunt servi qui fugiunt dominos suos.
- Tollam ergo panes meos, et aquas meas, et carnes pecorum, quæ occidi tonsoribus meis, et dabo viris quos nescio unde sint ?
- Regressi sunt itaque pueri David per viam suam, et reversi venerunt, et nuntiaverunt ei omnia verba quæ dixerat.
- Tunc ait David pueris suis : Accingatur unusquisque gladio suo. Et accincti sunt singuli gladiis suis, accinctusque est et David ense suo : et secuti sunt David quasi quadringenti viri : porro ducenti remanserunt ad sarcinas.
- Abigail autem uxori Nabal nuntiavit unus de pueris suis, dicens : Ecce David misit nuntios de deserto, ut benedicerent domino nostro : et aversatus est eos.
- Homines isti boni satis fuerant nobis, et non molesti : nec quidquam aliquando periit omni tempore, quo fuimus conversati cum eis in deserto :
- pro muro erant nobis tam in nocte quam in die, omnibus diebus quibus pavimus apud eos greges.
- Quam ob rem considera, et recogita quid facias : quoniam completa est malitia adversum virum tuum, et adversum domum tuam, et ipse est filius Belial, ita ut nemo possit ei loqui.
- Festinavit igitur Abigail, et tulit ducentos panes, et duos utres vini, et quinque arietes coctos, et quinque sata polentæ, et centum ligaturas uvæ passæ, et ducentas massas caricarum, et posuit super asinos :
- dixitque pueris suis : Præcedite me : ecce ego post tergum sequar vos : viro autem suo Nabal non indicavit.
- Cum ergo ascendisset asinum, et descenderet ad radices montis, David et viri ejus descendebant in occursum ejus : quibus et illa occurrit.
- Et ait David : Vere frustra servavi omnia quæ hujus erant in deserto, et non periit quidquam de cunctis quæ ad eum pertinebant : et reddidit mihi malum pro bono.
- Hæc faciat Deus inimicis David, et hæc addat, si reliquero de omnibus quæ ad ipsum pertinent usque mane, mingentem ad parietem.
- Cum autem vidisset Abigail David, festinavit, et descendit de asino, et procidit coram David super faciem suam, et adoravit super terram,
- et cecidit ad pedes ejus, et dixit : In me sit, domine mi, hæc iniquitas : loquatur, obsecro ancilla tua in auribus tuis : et audi verba famulæ tuæ.
- Ne ponat, oro, dominus meus rex cor suum super virum istum iniquum Nabal : quoniam secundum nomen suum stultus est, et stultitia est cum eo : ego autem ancilla tua non vidi pueros tuos, domine mi, quos misisti.
- Nunc ergo, domine mi, vivit Dominus, et vivit anima tua, qui prohibuit te ne venires in sanguinem, et salvavit manum tuam tibi : et nunc fiant sicut Nabal inimici tui, et qui quærunt domino meo malum.
- Quapropter suscipe benedictionem hanc, quam attulit ancilla tua tibi domino meo : et da pueris qui sequuntur te dominum meum.
- Aufer iniquitatem famulæ tuæ : faciens enim faciet Dominus tibi domino meo domum fidelem, quia prælia Domini, domine mi, tu præliaris : malitia ergo non inveniatur in te omnibus diebus vitæ tuæ.
- Si enim surrexerit aliquando homo persequens te, et quærens animam tuam, erit anima domini mei custodita quasi in fasciculo viventium, apud Dominum Deum tuum : porro inimicorum tuorum anima rotabitur, quasi in impetu et circulo fundæ.
- Cum ergo fecerit Dominus tibi domino meo omnia quæ locutus est bona de te, et constituerit te ducem super Israël,
- non erit tibi hoc in singultum, et in scrupulum cordis domino meo, quod effuderis sanguinem innoxium, aut ipse te ultus fueris : et cum benefecerit Dominus domino meo, recordaberis ancillæ tuæ.
- Et ait David ad Abigail : Benedictus Dominus Deus Israël, qui misit hodie te in occursum meum, et benedictum eloquium tuum,
- et benedicta tu, quæ prohibuisti me hodie ne irem ad sanguinem, et ulciscerer me manu mea.
- Alioquin vivit Dominus Deus Israël, qui prohibuit me ne malum facerem tibi : nisi cito venisses in occursum mihi, non remansisset Nabal usque ad lucem matutinam, mingens ad parietem.
- Suscepit ergo David de manu ejus omnia quæ attulerat ei, dixitque ei : Vade pacifice in domum tuam, ecce audivi vocem tuam, et honoravi faciem tuam.
- Venit autem Abigail ad Nabal : et ecce erat ei convivium in domo ejus, quasi convivium regis, et cor Nabal jucundum : erat enim ebrius nimis : et non indicavit ei verbum pusillum aut grande usque mane.
- Diluculo autem cum digessisset vinum Nabal, indicavit ei uxor sua verba hæc, et emortuum est cor ejus intrinsecus, et factus est quasi lapis.
- Cumque pertransissent decem dies, percussit Dominus Nabal, et mortuus est.
- Quod cum audisset David mortuum Nabal, ait : Benedictus Dominus, qui judicavit causam opprobrii mei de manu Nabal, et servum suum custodivit a malo, et malitiam Nabal reddidit Dominus in caput ejus. Misit ergo David, et locutus est ad Abigail, ut sumeret eam sibi in uxorem.
- Et venerunt pueri David ad Abigail in Carmelum, et locuti sunt ad eam, dicentes : David misit nos ad te, ut accipiat te sibi in uxorem.
- Quæ consurgens, adoravit prona in terram, et ait : Ecce famula tua sit in ancillam, ut lavet pedes servorum domini mei.
- Et festinavit, et surrexit Abigail, et ascendit super asinum, et quinque puellæ ierunt cum ea, pedissequæ ejus, et secuta est nuntios David : et facta est illi uxor.
- Sed et Achinoam accepit David de Jezraël : et fuit utraque uxor ejus.
- Saul autem dedit Michol filiam suam uxorem David, Phalti filio Lais, qui erat de Gallim.
| 1 Samuel 25 Text (KJV)
- And Samuel died; and all the Israelites were gathered together, and lamented him, and buried him in his house at Ramah. And David arose, and went down to the wilderness of Paran.
- And there was a man in Maon, whose possessions were in Carmel; and the man was very great, and he had three thousand sheep, and a thousand goats: and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel.
- Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.
- And David heard in the wilderness that Nabal did shear his sheep.
- And David sent out ten young men, and David said unto the young men, Get you up to Carmel, and go to Nabal, and greet him in my name:
- And thus shall ye say to him that liveth in prosperity, Peace be both to thee, and peace be to thine house, and peace be unto all that thou hast.
- And now I have heard that thou hast shearers: now thy shepherds which were with us, we hurt them not, neither was there ought missing unto them, all the while they were in Carmel.
- Ask thy young men, and they will shew thee. Wherefore let the young men find favour in thine eyes: for we come in a good day: give, I pray thee, whatsoever cometh to thine hand unto thy servants, and to thy son David.
- And when David's young men came, they spake to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased.
- And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? there be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master.
- Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my flesh that I have killed for my shearers, and give it unto men, whom I know not whence they be?
- So David's young men turned their way, and went again, and came and told him all those sayings.
- And David said unto his men, Gird ye on every man his sword. And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword: and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the stuff.
- But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal's wife, saying, Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to salute our master; and he railed on them.
- But the men were very good unto us, and we were not hurt, neither missed we any thing, as long as we were conversant with them, when we were in the fields:
- They were a wall unto us both by night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.
- Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him.
- Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched corn, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses.
- And she said unto her servants, Go on before me; behold, I come after you. But she told not her husband Nabal.
- And it was so, as she rode on the ass, that she came down by the covert of the hill, and, behold, David and his men came down against her; and she met them.
- Now David had said, Surely in vain have I kept all that this fellow hath in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him: and he hath requited me evil for good.
- So and more also do God unto the enemies of David, if I leave of all that pertain to him by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.
- And when Abigail saw David, she hasted, and lighted off the ass, and fell before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground,
- And fell at his feet, and said, Upon me, my lord, upon me let this iniquity be: and let thine handmaid, I pray thee, speak in thine audience, and hear the words of thine handmaid.
- Let not my lord, I pray thee, regard this man of Belial, even Nabal: for as his name is, so is he; Nabal is his name, and folly is with him: but I thine handmaid saw not the young men of my lord, whom thou didst send.
- Now therefore, my lord, as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, seeing the LORD hath withholden thee from coming to shed blood, and from avenging thyself with thine own hand, now let thine enemies, and they that seek evil to my lord, be as Nabal.
- And now this blessing which thine handmaid hath brought unto my lord, let it even be given unto the young men that follow my lord.
- I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine handmaid: for the LORD will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the LORD, and evil hath not been found in thee all thy days.
- Yet a man is risen to pursue thee, and to seek thy soul: but the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with the LORD thy God; and the souls of thine enemies, them shall he sling out, as out of the middle of a sling.
- And it shall come to pass, when the LORD shall have done to my lord according to all the good that he hath spoken concerning thee, and shall have appointed thee ruler over Israel;
- That this shall be no grief unto thee, nor offence of heart unto my lord, either that thou hast shed blood causeless, or that my lord hath avenged himself: but when the LORD shall have dealt well with my lord, then remember thine handmaid.
- And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which sent thee this day to meet me:
- And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, which hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with mine own hand.
- For in very deed, as the LORD God of Israel liveth, which hath kept me back from hurting thee, except thou hadst hasted and come to meet me, surely there had not been left unto Nabal by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.
- So David received of her hand that which she had brought him, and said unto her, Go up in peace to thine house; see, I have hearkened to thy voice, and have accepted thy person.
- And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light.
- But it came to pass in the morning, when the wine was gone out of Nabal, and his wife had told him these things, that his heart died within him, and he became as a stone.
- And it came to pass about ten days after, that the LORD smote Nabal, that he died.
- And when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed be the LORD, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and hath kept his servant from evil: for the LORD hath returned the wickedness of Nabal upon his own head, And David sent and communed with Abigail, to take her to him to wife.
- And when the servants of David were come to Abigail to Carmel, they spake unto her, saying, David sent us unto thee to take thee to him to wife.
- And she arose, and bowed herself on her face to the earth, and said, Behold, let thine handmaid be a servant to wash the feet of the servants of my lord.
- And Abigail hasted, and arose, and rode upon an ass, with five damsels of hers that went after her; and she went after the messengers of David, and became his wife.
- David also took Ahinoam of Jezreel; and they were also both of them his wives.
- But Saul had given Michal his daughter, David's wife, to Phalti the son of Laish, which was of Gallim.