And there was a man in Maon, whose possessions were in Carmel; and the man was very great, and he had three thousand sheep, and a thousand goats: and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel.
References for 1 Samuel 25:2
Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.
And David heard in the wilderness that Nabal did shear his sheep.
And David sent out ten young men, and David said unto the young men, Get you up to Carmel, and go to Nabal, and greet him in my name:
References for 1 Samuel 25:5
And thus shall ye say to him that liveth in prosperity, Peace be both to thee, and peace be to thine house, and peace be unto all that thou hast.
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.
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Ask thy young men, and they will shew thee. Wherefore let the young men find favour in thine eyes: for we come in a good day: give , I pray thee, whatsoever cometh to thine hand unto thy servants, and to thy son David.
And when David's young men came , they spake to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased .
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And Nabal answered David's servants, and said , Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? there be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master.
Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my flesh that I have killed for my shearers , and give it unto men, whom I know not whence they be?
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So David's young men turned their way, and went again , and came and told him all those sayings.