1 Samuel 25
1 Samuel 25:1 And Samuel died, and all Israel were gathered together, and made lamentation for him, and buried him within his own house, in Ramah,and David arose and went down into the wilderness of Maon.
David in Paran sendeth to Nabal.
1 Samuel 25:2 Now there was, a man, in Maon, whose cattle were in Carmel, and, the man, was exceeding great, and, he, had three thousand sheep, and a thousand goats,and so it was, that he was shearing his sheep in Carmel. 1 Samuel 25:3 Now, the name of the man, was Nabal, and, the name of his wife, Abigail,and, the woman, was of good understanding, and of beautiful figure,but, the man, was unfeeling and of evil practices, and he was a Calebite.
1 Samuel 25:4 So then David heard in the wilderness,that Nabal was shearing his sheep. 1 Samuel 25:5 David, therefore, sent ten young men,and David said unto the young men,Go up to Carmel, and enter in unto Nabal, and ye shall ask him, in my name, of his welfare; 1 Samuel 25:6 and say thusLong life to thee! Mayest, thou, prosper, And, thy household, prosper, And, all that thou hast, prosper! 1 Samuel 25:7 Now, therefore, have I heard that thou hast shearers,Well, the shepherds that thou hast, have been with us, we reproached them not, neither missed they, anything, all the days they were in Carmel. 1 Samuel 25:8 Ask thy young men, that they may tell thee, that so my young men may find favour in thine eyes, for, on a good day, have we come! Give, I pray thee, what thy hand findeth, to thy servants, and to thy son, to David! 1 Samuel 25:9 So David's young men came, and spake unto Nabal, according to all these words, in the name of David,and waited.
Provoked by Nabal's churlishness, he mindeth to destroy him.
1 Samuel 25:10 Then Nabal answered the servants of David, and said, Who is David? And who is the son of Jesse? Nowadays, many are the servants that have broken away, every one from the presence of his lord: 1 Samuel 25:11 Shall I, then, take my bread, and my wine, and my slain beasts, that I have slaughtered for my shearers,and give unto men of whom I know not whence they are? 1 Samuel 25:12 So the young men of David turned away for their journey,and came back, and drew near, and told him, according to all these words. 1 Samuel 25:13 Then said David unto his menGird on you every man his sword. And they girded on them, every man his sword, and, David also, girded on his sword,and there went up after Davidabout four hundred men, and, two hundred, abode by the stores.
Abigail understanding thereof,
1 Samuel 25:14 But a certain one of her young men told, Abigail, Nabal's wife, saying,Lo! David sent messengers out of the wilderness to bless our lord, and he treated them with contempt. 1 Samuel 25:15 But, the men, were exceeding good to us,and we were not harmed, neither missed we, anything, all the days we went to and fro with them, while we were in the fields: 1 Samuel 25:16 A wall, became they unto us, both by night and by day, all the days we were with them, tending the flock. 1 Samuel 25:17 Now, therefore, know thou, and see, what thou canst do, for mischief is determined against our lord, and against all his household,but, he, is such an abandoned man, that one cannot speak unto him.
taketh a present,
1 Samuel 25:18 Then Abigail hastenedand took two hundred loaves, and two skins of wine, and five sheep made ready, and five measures of parched corn, and a hundred cakes of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs,and put them on the asses. 1 Samuel 25:19 And she said to her young menPass on before me, behold me coming after you; but, to her husband, Nabal, told she nothing. 1 Samuel 25:20 And so it was, as she was riding on her ass, and descending within the covert of the hill, lo! David and his men, descending over against her,so she met them. 1 Samuel 25:21 Now, David, had saidSurely, in vain, did I guard all that pertained to this man in the wilderness, so that there was, nothing, missed of all that he had,seeing he hath returned to me evil for good. 1 Samuel 25:22 So may God do to David and so may he add, if I leave remaining, of all that he hath, until the morning,so much as a little boy.
and by her wisdom
1 Samuel 25:23 And, when Abigail saw David, she hastened, and alighted from off her ass,and fell down before David upon her face, and prostrated herself on the ground; 1 Samuel 25:24 yea she fell at his feet, and saidOn me, even me, my lord, be the transgression,But, I pray thee, let thy handmaid speak in thine ears, and hear thou the words of thy handmaid. 1 Samuel 25:25 Let it not be, I pray thee, that my lord regard this abandoned manNabal; For, as his name is, so, is he. Nabal [=Base], is his name, and, baseness, is with him,But, I, thy handmaid, saw not the young men of my lord, whom thou didst send. 1 Samuel 25:26 Now, therefore, my lordBy the life of Yahweh, and by the life of thine own soul,seeing Yahweh hath withholden thee from coming in with bloodshed, and from saving thyself, with thine own hand, now, therefore, like Nabal, be thine enemies, and they who are making search for my lord, wrongfully. 1 Samuel 25:27 Now, therefore, this blessing which thy maid-servant hath brought to my lord, let it even be given unto the young men who are going to and fro at the feet of my lord. 1 Samuel 25:28 Forgive, I pray thee, the trespass of thy handmaid,for Yahweh, will certainly make, for my lord an assured house, for, the battles of Yahweh, is my lord fighting, and, wrong, shall not be found in thee, all thy days; 1 Samuel 25:29 yea, though there hath arisen a sun of earth to pursue thee, and to seek thy life, yet shall the life of my lord be bound up in the bundle of the living, with Yahweh thy God, but, as for the life of thine enemies, he shall sling it out with the middle of the hollow of the sling. 1 Samuel 25:30 And it shall be, when Yahweh shall do for my lord, according to all the good that he hath spoken concerning thee,and shall put thee in charge as leader over Israel, 1 Samuel 25:31 then shall this not become to thee a staggering and stumbling of heart, unto my lordthat thou didst either shed blood without need, or that the hand of my lord saved himself. And, when Yahweh hath dealt well with my lord, then remember thou thy handmaid.
1 Samuel 25:32 Then said David unto Abigail,Blessed, be Yahweh, the God of Israel, who hath sent thee this day, to meet me; 1 Samuel 25:33 and, blessed, be thy discreet judgment, and, blessed, be thou thyself,who hast kept me, this day, from coming in with bloodshed, and from saving myself, with mine own hand. 1 Samuel 25:34 Nevertheless, by the life of Yahweh, God of Israel, who hath restrained me from harming, thee, surely, except thou hadst hastened and come to meet me, there had not been left unto Nabal, by the light of the morning, so much as a little boy. 1 Samuel 25:35 So David received at her hand, that which she had brought him,and, unto herself, he saidGo up, in peace, unto thy house, see! I have hearkened unto thy voice, and accepted thy person.
Nabal hearing thereof dieth.
1 Samuel 25:36 And, when Abigail came unto Nabal, lo! he, had a banquet in his house, like the banquet of a king, and, the heart of Nabal, was glad accordingly, he having drunk deeply,so she told him nothingless or more, until the light of the morning. 1 Samuel 25:37 And it came to pass, in the morning, when the wine had gone out of Nabal, and his wife told him these things, that his heart died within him, and he became like a stone. 1 Samuel 25:38 And it came to pass, in about ten days, that Yahweh smote Nabal, that he died.
David taketh Abigail and Ahinoam to be his wives.
1 Samuel 25:39 And, when David heard that Nabal was dead, he saidBlessed, be Yahweh, who hath maintained the plea of my reproach, at the hand of Nabal, and hath restrained, his servant, from wrong, yea, the wrong of Nabal, hath Yahweh turned back on his own head. Then sent David, and spake with Abigail, to take her to himself wife. 1 Samuel 25:40 And the servants of David came unto Abigail the Carmelitess,and spake unto her, saying, David, hath sent us unto thee, to take thee to himself to wife. 1 Samuel 25:41 And she arose, and bowed herself down with her face to the earth,and saidLo! thy handmaid, as serving-woman to bathe the feet of the servants of my lord. 1 Samuel 25:42 And Abigail hastened, and mounted, and rode upon her ass, with her five damsels that used to journey at her feet,and she went her way after the messengers of David, and became his wife. 1 Samuel 25:43 David took, Ahinoam also, out of Jezreel,and, they two, became his wives.
Michal is given to Phalti.
1 Samuel 25:44 Saul, indeed, had given his daughter Michal, David's wife,to Palti, sun of Laish, who was of Gallim.