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1 Samuel 25:1-6 (New International Version)

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David, Nabal and Abigail

1 Now Samuel died,1 and all Israel assembled and mourned2 for him; and they buried him at his home in Ramah.3 Then David moved down into the Desert of Maon.a 2 A certain man in Maon,4 who had property there at Carmel, was very wealthy.5 He had a thousand goats and three thousand sheep, which he was shearing6 in Carmel. 3 His name was Nabal and his wife's name was Abigail.7 She was an intelligent and beautiful woman, but her husband, a Calebite,8 was surly and mean in his dealings. 4 While David was in the desert, he heard that Nabal was shearing sheep. 5 So he sent ten young men and said to them, "Go up to Nabal at Carmel and greet him in my name. 6 Say to him: 'Long life to you! Good health9 to you and your household! And good health to all that is yours!10
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