Nabal answered David's servants, "Who1 is this David? Who is this son of Jesse? Many servants are breaking away from their masters these days.
Why should I take my bread2 and water, and the meat I have slaughtered for my shearers, and give it to men coming from who knows where?"
David's men turned around and went back. When they arrived, they reported every word.
David said to his men3, "Put on your swords!" So they put on their swords, and David put on his. About four hundred men went4 up with David, while two hundred stayed with the supplies.5