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1 Samuel 25:33

33 May you be blessed for your good judgment and for keeping me from bloodshed this day and from avenging myself with my own hands.

Read 1 Samuel 25:33 Using Other Translations

And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, which hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with mine own hand.
Blessed be your discretion, and blessed be you, who have kept me this day from bloodguilt and from avenging myself with my own hand!
Thank God for your good sense! Bless you for keeping me from murder and from carrying out vengeance with my own hands.

What does 1 Samuel 25:33 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Samuel 25:33

And blessed [be] thy advice
Thanks be to God, and to thee for it, being wise, good, and seasonable; or "thy taste" F7, thy good sense, knowledge, as the Targum, discretion, prudence, and understanding: and blessed [be] thou which hast kept me this day from coming to [shed]
blood;
he came out with a full resolution to shed the blood of Nabal, and of all the males in his house, but was stopped by Abigail; who by her arguments so prevailed upon him as to cause him to desist from his design, and thankful he was to God for it; for though he had vowed he would destroy Nabal and his family, yet being a rash sinful vow, he saw it was better to break it than to keep it: and from avenging myself with mine own hand;
which to do would have been sinful, vengeance only belonging to God; and now he leaves it to him, and is very thankful that he was prevented doing it himself.


FOOTNOTES:

F7 (Kmej) "sapor tuus", Piscator; "discretio tua", Montanus.
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