David, Nabal and Abigail

1 Now Samuel died, and all Israel assembled and mourned for him; and they buried him at his home in Ramah. Then David moved down into the Desert of Paran.a

References for 1 Samuel 25:1

    • ¡ 25:1 - Hebrew and some Septuagint manuscripts; other Septuagint manuscripts "Maon"
      2 A certain man in Maon, who had property there at Carmel, was very wealthy. He had a thousand goats and three thousand sheep, which he was shearing in Carmel.

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      3 His name was Nabal and his wife’s name was Abigail. She was an intelligent and beautiful woman, but her husband was surly and mean in his dealings—he was a Calebite.

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      4 While David was in the wilderness, 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 health to you and your household! And good health to all that is yours!

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