1 Samuel 25:7

Overview - 1 Samuel 25
Samuel dies.
David in Paran sends to Nabal.
10 Provoked by Nabal's churlishness, he minds to destroy him.
14 Abigail understanding thereof,
18 takes a present;
23 and by her wisdom,
32 pacifies David.
36 Nabal hearing thereof, dies.
39 David takes Abigail and Ahinoam to be his wives.
44 Michal is given to Phalti.
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1 Samuel 25:7  (King James Version)
And now I have heard that thou hast shearers: now thy shepherds which were with us, we hurt them not, neither was there ought missing unto them, all the while they were in Carmel.

thy shepherds
In those times, and at the present day, wandering Arabs, under their several chiefs, think that they have a right to exact contributions of provisions, etc
, wherever they come. But David, though he lived in the wilderness like the Arab emirs, had not adopted their manners: one of them, at the head of 600 men, would have demanded, from time to time, some
provision or present from Nabal's servants, for permitting them to feed at quiet; and would have driven them away from the watering place upon any dislike. David had done nothing of this kind; but had protected them against those who would.* we hurt
Hebrew we shamed.
1 Samuel 25:15 1 Samuel 25:16 1 Samuel 25:21 ; 22:2 Isaiah 11:6-9 ; Luke 3:14 ; Philippians 2:15 ; 4:8