One of the servants told Nabal's wife Abigail: "David sent messengers from the desert to give our master his greetings,1 but he hurled insults at them.
Yet these men were very good to us. They did not mistreat2 us, and the whole time we were out in the fields near them nothing was missing.316
Night and day they were a wall4 around us all the time we were herding our sheep near them.
Now think it over and see what you can do, because disaster is hanging over our master and his whole household. He is such a wicked5 man that no one can talk to him."