Bible VersionsNAS1 Samuel 1:13; 1 Samuel 2:1; 1 Samuel 4:13; 1 Samuel 4:20; 1 Samuel 6:6; 1 Samuel 9:20; 1 Samuel 10:9; 1 Samuel 10:26; 1 Samuel 17:32; 1 Samuel 24:5; 1 Samuel 25:25; 1 Samuel 25:31; 1 Samuel 25:36-37; 1 Samuel 27:1; 1 Samuel 28:5
1 Samuel 1:13; 1 Samuel 2:1; 1 Samuel 4:13; 1 Samuel 4:20; 1 Samuel 6:6; 1 Samuel 9:20; 1 Samuel 10:9; 1 Samuel 10:26; 1 Samuel 17:32; 1 Samuel 24:5; 1 Samuel 25:25; 1 Samuel 25:31; 1 Samuel 25:36-37; 1 Samuel 27:1; 1 Samuel 28:5 (New American Standard)
When he came, behold, Eli was sitting on his seat by the road eagerly watching, because his heart was trembling for the ark of God. So the man came to tell it in the city, and all the city cried out.
"As for your donkeys which were lost three days ago, do not set your mind on them, for they have been found. And for whom is all that is desirable in Israel? Is it not for you and for all your father's household?"
"Please do not let my lord pay attention to this worthless man, Nabal, for as his name is, so is he. Nabal is his name and folly is with him; but I your maidservant did not see the young men of my lord whom you sent.
this will not cause grief or a troubled heart to my lord, both by having shed blood without cause and by my lord having avenged himself. When the LORD deals well with my lord, then remember your maidservant."
Then Abigail came to Nabal, and behold, he was holding a feast in his house, like the feast of a king. And Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunk; so she did not tell him anything at all until the morning light.
But in the morning, when the wine had gone out of Nabal, his wife told him these things, and his heart died within him so that he became as a stone.
Then David said to himself, "Now I will perish one day by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than to escape into the land of the Philistines. Saul then will despair of searching for me anymore in all the territory of Israel, and I will escape from his hand."