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1 Samuel 25:19

19 Then she told her servants, “Go on ahead; I’ll follow you.” But she did not tell her husband Nabal.

Read 1 Samuel 25:19 Using Other Translations

And she said unto her servants, Go on before me; behold, I come after you. But she told not her husband Nabal.
And she said to her young men, "Go on before me; behold, I come after you." But she did not tell her husband Nabal.
and said to her servants, “Go on ahead. I will follow you shortly.” But she didn’t tell her husband Nabal what she was doing.

What does 1 Samuel 25:19 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Samuel 25:19

And she said to her servants, go on before me
With the present, the sight of which she wisely considered would in a great measure pacify David, and prepare him to hear patiently what she had to say to him:

behold, I come after you;
signifying it would not be long before she came up to them, and overtook them:

but she told not her husband Nabal;
neither the danger he and his family were in through his conduct, nor the preparations she had made to prevent it; knowing his perverse and obstinate disposition, that it would take up too much time to reason with him, and persuade him, and bring him into proper measures; and which may be observed to excuse the conduct of Abigail in doing what she did, and taking and disposing of her husband's gods, without his knowledge and leave; the case required haste, and it was done to preserve him and his family from imminent ruin; and besides, he might not be in a fit condition to be spoken to, being drunk with passion, or with wine, or both, see ( 1 Samuel 25:36 ) ; and no doubt she was directed by the Spirit of God to do what she did; and this being an extraordinary case, is not to be drawn into an example.

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