1 Samuel 25:38

38 About ten days later, the LORD struck Nabal and he died.

1 Samuel 25:38 in Other Translations

38 And it came to pass about ten days after, that the LORD smote Nabal, that he died.
38 And about ten days later the LORD struck Nabal, and he died.
38 About ten days later, the LORD struck him, and he died.
38 About ten days later God finished him off and he died.
38 About 10 days later, the Lord struck Nabal dead.

1 Samuel 25:38 Meaning and Commentary

1 Samuel 25:38

And it came to pass, about ten days [after]
After he had lain in this stupid and senseless manner for ten days: that the Lord smote Nabal, that he died;
with some disease or increased the grief of his heart, and the fears of his mind that he died therewith.

1 Samuel 25:38 In-Context

36 When Abigail went to Nabal, he was in the house holding a banquet like that of a king. He was in high spirits and very drunk. So she told him nothing at all until daybreak.
37 Then in the morning, when Nabal was sober, his wife told him all these things, and his heart failed him and he became like a stone.
38 About ten days later, the LORD struck Nabal and he died.
39 When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Praise be to the LORD, who has upheld my cause against Nabal for treating me with contempt. He has kept his servant from doing wrong and has brought Nabal’s wrongdoing down on his own head.” Then David sent word to Abigail, asking her to become his wife.
40 His servants went to Carmel and said to Abigail, “David has sent us to you to take you to become his wife.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. Deuteronomy 32:35; 1 Samuel 24:12; 1 Samuel 26:10; 2 Samuel 6:7; 2 Samuel 12:15