|Overview - 1 Samuel 25|
|2||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,|
|36||Nabal hearing thereof, dies.|
|39||David takes Abigail and Ahinoam to be his wives.|
|44||Michal is given to Phalti.|
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